The Innocent Bystander Release ‘Neon Lights’

The Innocent Bystander announced as support to TV/AM at The Grand Social 10th November after the Sold Out Whelans shows in July and September.

From Drinking pints of Gin with Shane McGowan and midnight Jamming with Primal Scream to Christmas parties with Kylie Minougue, Mark Healy has always felt as in the middle of all this The Innocent Bystander madness, resulting in him creating the band to match the bizzare situations he found himself in !!

Hot on the heels of his debut single, ‘Waster’, selling out from Rough Trade shops and also making Rough Trades recommended singles of 2017 and receiving over 40,000 online views – in additional to airplay and support from RTÉ 2FM, The Irish Times, 98FM, 8Radio and Hot Press.

And his second single ‘Electrocute’ gaining even more momemtum with radio and another single of the week in ‘The Irish Times’-

Third Single ‘The Complacency League’ getting serious across the UK from the BBC and various other stations, The Innocent Bystander returns with a spiky slice of irresistible guitar electropop entitled ‘Neon Lights’

The Innocent Bystander is a band from Dublin-based producer/songwriter Mark Healy. Mark began his career with The Josephs, signing to Deconstruction Records, London, in 1996.

Since then, Mark has collaborated with Jerry Fish and the Mudbug Club, Carol Keogh, and Elevens; performed with Madness, Wayne Kramer (MC5), and Clem Burke (Blondie); and composed the original score for celebrated author Irvine Welsh’s film project Nuts (2008).

The Innocent Bystander grew out of Mark’s ambition to “make guitar music that takes nothing from the Blues”. Debut single Waster features 24-year-old vocalist Daniel Hoff and combines influences from New Order, Everything But the Girl and Steve Reich along with with Mark’s affection for the unsung guitar heroes of Trashcan Sinatras, Prefab Sprout and The Blue Nile.

The result is an individual take on a classic indie sound. The scope of The Innocent Bystander is demonstrated by the single’s b-side ‘Schiller’, which explores ambient territory with its layered washes of treated guitar and piano.

The Innocent Bystander’s music, whatever the tempo, explores themes of isolation and distance – but the music is never morose, animated as it is by righteous anger at the cruelties of modern life, and a passion for the endless possibilities of using music to talk about them.

The Innocent Bystander are currently working on a debut album, ‘There’s Music Still Left in These Streets’, which will be released in 2019.

About IMRO
Our Board
Our People
Press Room
Research
Governance & Policy
Music Creators
Join IMRO
IMRO App
Members' Handbook
About Copyright
How do I Copyright a Piece of Music?
Copyright & Traditional Music
Muso Online Protection Solution
History of Performing Rights
FAQs on Copyright
Royalty Distribution Schedule
IMRO Distribution Policies
Competitions & Opportunities
Travel Grant Form
Irish Radio & Useful Contacts
Other Music Bodies in Ireland
Structure of the Irish Music Industry
Affinity Schemes
Music Creators FAQs
International Partners
Music Users
Do I Need a Licence?
Sign Up for a Music Licence
Pay Your Licence Online
IMRO and PPI Tariffs
Dual Music Licence Explained
Music Licences for Businesses
Cinemas
Hair, Beauty & Health
Factories & Offices
Leisure, Sports, Social & Fitness
Functions & Other Events
Jukeboxes
Pubs & Bars
Restaurants & Hotels
Transport
Music on Hold
Retail
Music Licences for Live Events
Music Licences for Broadcast & Online
Music for TV Broadcast
IMRO TV Blanket Licence
MCPS TV Blanket Licence
Independent Production Company Licence
Secondary Exploitation / Programme Sales
Music for Radio Broadcast
Music for Online Music Use
Online Music Licences
General Entertainment On Demand (GEOD)
General Entertainment On Demand (GEOD) Licence Form
Performing Right Online Licence (PROL)
Performing Right Online Licence (PROL) Form
Music licences for Recorded Media
Production Music
Production Music Form
Individual Synchronisation (Sync) Rights
Music Licences for CDs & DVDs
AP2
AP2 Form
Covermount AP7
AP7 (CD) Form
AP7 (DVD) Form
Premium Products
DVD / AVP Licence (Audio-visual product)
Music Services B2B
Music Users FAQs
FAQs on Music Licensing
What’s Your Soundtrack Campaign
Supporting Music
IMRO Live Music Venue Awards
IMRO Tune-Up Your Business Award
IMRO Academy
IMRO Seminars & Workshops
IMRO Music for Film & TV
Other Voices
Sponsorship Applications
News
News Archive
Events
Contact Us