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NEW ALBUM - THE NORTHERN DRONES 'HIGH SKY'            

ALBUM OF THE WEEK 7/5/12
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






NEW TRACK - FREE DOWNLOAD








mornlite / grass live in sweeneys 2/7/12








 FREE DOWNLOADS FROM NEW ALBUM


POISON RIDER 
      
ELECTRIC SUN






NEXT GIG FRI 8th FEB 2013 - FIBBERS ON THE QUAYS



I am Niamh
Free Sunshine Acid
Elevation Falls
Legion Of Ape
Podracer
The Northern Drones
Words That Burn
Doors 6pm
Music from 8pm
Drinks Specials
Free In







NEXT SATURDAY FEB 9th in SWEENEYS DAME ST


Retro Revival presents
TIME THE REVOLATOR w/ NORTHERN DRONES + DEATH IN THE SICKROOM + FRANKO FRANKO & MY MIND RACES
Guest DJ Jessie C & Ruairi
Sweeneys Bar, Dame St Dublin.
Doors: 9pm . ADM: €5

TIME THE REVOLATOR: Formed in August 2010 through a joint love for late 80's and early 90's post-punk and alternative rock.
We are influenced by the back-to-the-garage american underground and guitar pop we grew up with.
http://breakingtunes.com/timetherevolator

NORTHERN DRONES: Psychedelic Garage Rock recorded under the stairs! If you dig Spaceman 3, Tame Impala & early Floyd
These are certainly a band to catch live.
http://thenortherndrones.com/

FRANKO FRANKO: A throwback to the future perhaps, with streaming sixties harmonies capturing the synthetic love of these modernised days. With humanity´s common consciousness now safely stored on servers in The Cloud, Franko Franko´s flash-fried rock and dream-seeking missives are a welcome hand-carved handout to the shuffling masses.
http://soundcloud.com/frankofranko/little-big-mind

MY MIND RACES: Alternative post rock 4 piece.
http://mymindraces.bandcamp.com/album/demos-2012

DEATH IN THE SICKROOM: Newly signed to Irish Indie label “Reekus Records” home of Sweet Jane & The Blades this four piece band are Bluebell, Crumlin,Tallaght and Clondalkin. Death In The Sickroom play happy-go-lucky jingle jangle pop songs with underlying themes of violence, sex, isolation and working class life.
http://www.facebook.com/Death.In.The.Sickroom/app_204974879526524






mornin lite / piranha





live in fibbers 2/2/13








LAST WEEK IN FIBBERS 18/1/12







pavilion cork 12/1/13


THANKS TO 
Matilda Malleus FOR THESE WORDS ABOUT OF OUR GIG
WITH THE VINCENT(S) LAST WEEKEND AT THE PAVILION CORK

Saturdays are crucial for our survival....

..because Fridays are too close to for calling it a day and Sundays are just plain horrible.
But also because there's always something really good going on at the Pavilion, just before the Crucial party a.k.a "the excuse" to fuck all reason and the reason to fuck all.
On the 12th the local boys The Vincent(s) entertained us with a proper gig.There might have been few wanting to cut off an ear or two.They are dead to me.Finishing off with the most perfect "drumline" Who's that Boy", we all left happy and satisfied and partly deaf.
Opening for The Vincent(s), were the Dublin based Northern Drones who kind of might have maybe made me realize why people do drugs.If you didn't like it, you didn't like it and I'm not even going to explain you why you're wrong.It just felt right, and that's the whole fucking point of music.

READ FULL BLOG  HERE

LIVE RECORDING OF THE VINCENT(S)  HERE




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



silver tongue 8/1/13







RECORDED LIVE LAST YEAR

MML sweeneys 18.12.12

 FREE LOAD DOWN
HERE http://thenortherndrones.bandcamp.com/





Recession Concessions 4 July 2012

HIGH SKY listed in the 20 Irish Albums of 2012
(so far) worth forking out some cash for.
From the Heineken music website
CLICK HERE FOR FULL LIST






NEW ALBUM

Available now from CD BABY USA

 FREEBIRD RECORDS, SPINDIZZY,

 
TOWER RECORDS DUBLIN, IRELAND

 PLUGD RECORDS CORK,
IRELAND

 AMAZON and iTUNES

       








GIG REVIEW FROM WE ARE NOISE

The Altered Hours/Northern Drones – The Pavilion, Cork, 31.05.12

by Stephen Purcell on Jun 1, 2012

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.

100 eyes at whelans 23.11.12



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 and ready!!

READ FULL GIG REVIEW HERE


THANKS TO THE ALTERED HOURS FOR HAVING US DOWN TO SUPPORT THEM, GET THEIR BRILLIANT DEBUT EP 'DOWNSTREAM'  HERE








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