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a number of Irish dates for May of this year.
The Lucid Dream formed in 2008, and have become
known for their psychedelic sound. Having released
their debut EP to critical acclaim from NME and the BBC,
they’ve been tipped for big things from the start.
The band will be playing four gigs across Ireland,
and will be joined by Cove, as well as
The Northern Drones for their
Myrtleville and Dublin shows.
Friday May 24th – Pine Lodge, Myrtleville.
Bullurgan Park , Louth
by Conor O'Toole
Noise. on Mar 27, 2013
THE NORTHERN DRONES 'HIGH SKY' ALBUM LISTED IN
AT NUMBER 12 IN THE TOP 100 IRISH ALBUMS OF 2012
FULL LIST HERE
THANKS TO DAN HEGARTY AT RTE 2FM
FEW ALBUMS STILL AVAILABLE FROM
FREEBIRD RECORDS DUBLIN AND ONLINE HERE
RECORDED LIVE LAST YEAR
Available now from CD BABY USA
FREEBIRD RECORDS, SPINDIZZY,
TOWER RECORDS DUBLIN, IRELAND
PLUGD RECORDS CORK, IRELAND
AMAZON and iTUNES
NEW ALBUM - THE NORTHERN DRONES 'HIGH SKY'
FROM THE RTE 2FM WEBSITE
"They're back with their third album 'High Sky'... Not bad considering that The Northern Drones only released their debut album less than two years ago. Fear not, they haven't lost that scerated guitar sound, they still sound as loose as ever, or as they were once described on this show; "Psychedelic Garage Rock recorded under the stairs!"
THE ALTERNATIVE WITH DAN HEGARTY
MON-THUR 11.OO-13.00 ON 2XM and 23.00-01.00 ON 2FM
click on the cover up there
to hear the tracks
GIG REVIEW FROM WE ARE NOISE
Although the students of Cork have wrapped up for the year, there must be something in the air that has them out in droves tonight. A tough year spent warbling over lecture notes? The fear of what lies in store with the Treaty? A night where you can forget your worries for two hours and let the soundscapes of fellow countrymen suspend you in a vortex of absolute bliss. Whatever the reason, they sure do a fine job of setting the scene for what I can only describe as an experience.
Supporting The Altered Hours tonight are Dubin-based purveyors of momentum Northern Drones. You’ll have to excuse my lack of seeking but I’m unfamiliar with the name and tonight really is my first introducion to the band. Three albums in two years isn’t an easy feat for any band not to mind an independent Irish band in this ecomomy. Arguments aside, I was hooked after the first 60 seconds. Kicking out with the loudest waltz I’ve ever heard, the noise-filled drone insantly suffocates any conversation about “band name generator” apps that happens to be going on. The vocals are completely and utterly buried and although the crowd are aware, the band too, it couldn’t work any better.
The Drones’ frontman delivers a raw punk drawl that at times sounds
like Mark E Smith, but then again maybe that’s what we think we’re
hearing. ‘Mornin Lite’ from the band’s self titled 2010 album follows,
combing a gorgeous Route 66 twang with some serious guitar hammering to
follow. There are element of kraut in place with its successor, the Jaki
Liebezeit style groove changing the pace of the swaying bodies.
Finishing with another track from the same album, ‘Nothern Drone’ must
be their signature song. Combining elements of Ride and early Dandy
Warhols, it has the band grooving back and forth with the audience in a
worryless world. By the time I’m rubbing the inside of my ear wondering
how many more db’s I’ve lost, the band have thrown the guitars on the
floor and knocked over the mic stand, and that’s it. Four songs,
delivered with more affection than a packet of Love Hearts. Raw, real
READ FULL GIG REVIEW HERE