Whelan’s & Opium Rooms
Thur 8th – Sun 11th January
Kindly supported by HMV & Musicmaker
Tickets €5 day / €10 festival, available from Whelanslive.com soon [Lo-Call 1890 200 078] (50c per ticket service charge applies on phone or creditcard bookings)
Now in it’s 5th year, Whelan’s Ones to Watch festival continues it’s crusade to champion brilliant new Irish music. From Thur 8th to Sun 11th Jan in Whelan’s and Opium Rooms it will play host to well over 60 of the best and brightest emerging acts that they think you’ll be hearing a lot more about in 2015.
For the first time Whelans will be inviting new bands to submit their music – free of charge – for a chance to play on one of four stages. The festival covers a wide range of music, from folk, indie, hiphop, electronic, experimental, rock and more in between, so spread the word and get your submissions in.
Apply here: http://bit.ly/1zQ8r1b
Dublin singer-songwriter, Corrina Jaye, has spent the past few weeks recording her debut EP. As she prepares for its release next month, Corrina will be performing some of her new tracks at Whelan’s this Friday, 30th August.
After releasing her debut single, “Dark Room”, last November, Corrina has gone on to support bands like Rooftop Anthem and The Shoos, and to play alongside artists such as Róisin O and The Young Folk.
Tickets for the show are €8 including booking fee. Support on the night comes from Myth, Frankenstein Bolts and Rachael McCormack. Doors open at 7:30pm.
Ahead of their hotly-anticipated festival appearances at Camden Crawl and Vantastival, Dublin-based band swords have just announced their first ever headline performance in Whelan’s, Dublin on Friday July 5th.
Since their début EP Launch in 2012, the band has played an impressive number of shows throughout Ireland, including a headline slot at Electric Picnic. swords began 2013 on a sweet note, performing for Whelan’s Ones to Watch in January, and recording a live track for RTE’s Other Voices in February.
Drawing comparisons to Beach house, Portishead, Feist, and Yeah Yeah Yeahs, their blend of guitars, synths, samples, loud drums, and keyboard hooks, along with Diane Anglim’s haunting and intimate vocals is something quite unique.
They approach songwriting with a passion and a need to express themselves honestly, and in the moment. ‘Our songs are changing as we change’ Anglim says, ‘they reflect the things we go through, and the energy we feel as we write. It’s important to us that we follow our ears and our own energies, instead of aiming for a certain musical genre.’
swords’ upcoming album ‘Lions and Gold’ is set for release in July 2013
Book Now on: entertainment.ie/tickets
Details: swords – Whelan’s Main Room – Fri July 5th – 8pm
Tickets available from Tues March 19th.