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Versatile

Versatile

01/02/2018, Bundoran, Surfing, Sea Sessions Surf & Music, Article # 25659776

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Hip hop duo Versatile consists of Eskimo Supreme and Casper Walsh, two young delinquents with very little to do with their time other than float around ringsend and sell stolen dogs and heroin. Their songs detail various stories and aspects of their life, with bangers such as Dublin City G’s, Mad Scene, Scorching Again, We Sell Brown and She Goes Out with a Red Hot just being a few of their sensational hits.

The duo released their first mixtape, Dublin City G’s in November of last year, and since then have been conquering Ireland one sold out venue at a time – now see them take their larger than life performance to Sea Sessions this June – for your own sake, don’t tell the Garda.



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Thumper

Thumper

01/02/2018, Bundoran, Surfing, Sea Sessions Surf & Music, Article # 25659777

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THUMPER are a noise-pop quintet from Dublin, delivering bubblegum pop through a wall of sonic death. With a reputation for raucous and frenzied live shows, and penchant for howling feedback and pounding rhythm, each show is an exercise in unpredictability.

Fresh off the back of selling out the secret location launch gig for their 3rd EP “POP! GOES THE WEASEL” (Voted EP of the Year by Golden Plec & REMY), 2017 saw THUMPER top several Ones To Watch lists and tour relentlessly – headlining Hard Working Class Heroes & Whelans Ones To Watch Fest, as well as joining Fangclub on a national tour.

The latter part of the year saw a string of dates with The Strypes & Bitch Falcon, and a capacity bending headline show in The Workmans Club on New Years Eve. Now having completed their 4th EP (Produced by Girl Band’s Dan Fox), THUMPER turn their attention to 2018..



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The Blizzards

The Blizzards

01/02/2018, Bundoran, Surfing, Sea Sessions Surf & Music, Article # 25659778

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These power pop chart toppers are obviously no strangers to the Irish music scene. Before the Voice of Ireland, and Niall Breslin’s solo and producing career, The Blizzards drew crowds of sincere music fans with their combination of catchy pop toe tappers and contagious beats to stages at Slane, Oxegen, Indiependence and The Olympia. Since the band’s conception in 2004, their release history is nothing to be sniffed at.

The Blizzards have released seven charted singles and two albums. Their debut album, “A Public Display of Affection”, was released in October 2006 achieved double platinum status in Ireland. Their second album “Domino Effect”, released in 2008, entered the Irish Album Chart at number two and birthed four singles, the top three track “Trust Me, I’m A Doctor” plus “The Reason”, “Postcards” and “Buy It Sell It”.

Since their return, the five piece have released another four hits including “Drop Down The Anchor”, “Perfect On Paper”, “Second Wind”, and “Show Me The Science”.

Live performances were always where the band excelled and over the years, The Blizzards have shared stages with such musical heavy weights as Oasis, Kaiser Chiefs, The Prodigy and AC/DC. The future is bright for these boys and only getting brighter. With an album in the works and set for release later in 2018, there are big things planned for the lads in the next couple of months so be sure to watch this space.



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Stomptown Brass

Stomptown Brass

01/02/2018, Bundoran, Surfing, Sea Sessions Surf & Music, Article # 25659779

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Stomptown Brass are an urban street-funk brass outfit from Dublin. With musical roots in the New Orleans tradition of street-stomping horn players, they have spent the last year bringing Dublin pedestrians to a standstill around the city.

The band focuses on original material composed by trombonist James O’Leary. Add to this original takes on artists as diverse as Outkast and Brendan Behan and you get a band determined to give listeners something they haven’t heard before.

2017 saw the band debut their brand new Fringe Festival show “Requiem for the Truth” as well as touring around the country and releasing their debut single, “I Got A Plan”. Their infectious grooves are here to stay and the coming year promises to be a stomper!



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Ryan Mc Mullan

Ryan Mc Mullan

01/02/2018, Bundoran, Surfing, Sea Sessions Surf & Music, Article # 25659780

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Ryan McMullan is the real deal. Having been blessed with a voice that can shift effortlessly between the angelic and the guttural he has also honed a song writing craft which exploits the incredible versatility and power of his god given instrument.

Growing up in picturesque Portaferry, on the shores of Strangford lough and in sight of the Mourne Mountains, Ryan was formed by the traditional music and pub sing-alongs with which rural villages in Ireland are indelibly linked. However this gives only a portion of the story, as a member of an unashamedly post-MTV generation he was always on the hunt for more diverse influences from bubblegum pop, to hip hop, to hard rock and blues.

Ryan has already earned a formidable reputation in the European live music scene. After spending many years developing a dedicated local following (and gaining the favour of personal heroes such as Foy Vance and Gary Lightbody) in 2017 he supported Ed Sheeran on Ed’s arena tour. Perhaps more pertinently, this was followed up with his own (largely sold out) UK and European Headline tour complete with a triumphant homecoming Gig in Belfast. It was for this homecoming that Ryan joined the select few who have sold out the venue in question (The Limelight) prior to releasing their debut album – a select few which includes “The Strokes” and very nearly Oasis (only nearly though).

As anticipation now builds for the debut Album; talk amongst fans new and old has been which of the songs from a various well received independently released EP’s might make the cut. Though those who have followed Ryan’s career most closely will surely realise by now that the true excitement should be derived from what has yet to come and what has thus far merely been hinted at…



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Le Galaxie

Le Galaxie

01/02/2018, Bundoran, Surfing, Sea Sessions Surf & Music, Article # 25659781

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Le Galaxie have established themselves as Ireland’s #1 live dance act with their brand of thundering electro, bursting to life with shimmering cyber-synths and pounding techno rhythms. The debut album, 2012’s LASERDISC NIGHTS II, was voted #1 Irish Album of the Year by Entertainment.ie.

Mixed in LA by former DFA Records house engineer Eric Broucek, 2015’s LE CLUB combined their signature sound with stunning female guest vocals Elaine Mai, MayKay & Senita Appiakorang. The album was written and recorded in tandem with the bands relentless live schedule, including sellout shows in Ireland’s world famous Olympia Theatre, Midem, CMJ, MONDO, Benicassim, Lovebox, Eurosonic, among literally hundreds of other shows.

Frequent collaborator MayKay went full LE GALAXIE in 2017, just as the band signed both a US record deal and an extension to their US publishing deal with Reservoir Music.

The band’s third album PLEASURE, produced by Swedish pop mind BLENDE, is Le Galaxie’s dream of a truly great studio dance record made manifest. The titular first single PLEASURE was teased in 2017, with a full US and Europe album release in March 2018 to coincide with their SXSW assault and more.



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Brave Giant

Brave Giant

01/02/2018, Bundoran, Surfing, Sea Sessions Surf & Music, Article # 25659708

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Longford based Brave Giant celebrated their first No 1 chart position in October, just two days before the band’s first Irish tour commenced. The new single, ‘Way To Love’ was released on Thursday 19th October and reached the much coveted No 1 position in the iTunes singles chart day of release. The band was in international company with Pink and Ed Sheeran taking number 2 and 3 spots respectively, when the Drumlish lads hit the top spot, a position they held for 24 hours!

The debut tour regional tour kicked off in style with a sell-out show at The Landmark Hotel in Leitrim. This was followed by a sell out at The Kasbah Social Club @ Dolans in Limerick, and the final show of the regional tour at Monroe’s Live, Galway on November 24th, sold out two weeks ahead of show day.

The band also played to great audiences at the beautiful Central Arts Theatre, Waterford and DeBarras, Clonakilty as part of the tour. Brave Giant concluded their official shows of 2017 with another full house at Dublin’s Academy venue last weekend, Saturday December 9th. This was a dream come through.

The response to Brave Giant’s regional tour and their biggest headline show to date this winter is acknowledge of 18 months of dedicated work, and reward to just how good this band is live. During 2017 Brave Giant was also invited by Picture This to guest on the final night of the band’s five-night Olympia run this summer, they also played the Heineken Stage at Longitude and MindField at Electric Picnic in September. This summer, was punctuated with a trip to the USA in August to play by invitation at the Milwaukee Irish Festival, and also hit Rockwood Music Hall New York for a headline show before returning home.

It’s been a remarkable 18 months for independent band, Brave Giant. Their last single, The Time I Met the Devil (featuring Irish actor and comedian, Joe Rooney) has enjoyed over 90,000 views since it went live in March, adding to the band’s impressive overall tally of 500,000+ online video views. The video received three nominations at this year’s (KInsale) Shark Awards (https://www.kinsalesharks.com/sharks-shorts-finalists/). The video which was directed by Fergal Costello and produced by Claire Gormley was nominated in #BestMusicVideo #BestDirection #BestLowBudgetMusicVideo categories.

The band also joined Gavin James and Roisin O as musical ambassadors for Bord na Móna’s inaugural #HearthSessions campaign and earlier this year were invited to perform on RTE’s flagship The Late Late Show.

Formed in 2011, Mark Prunty (guitar/vox), Podge Gill (guitar/vox), Ross McNerney (banjo/mandolin), Emmett Collum (drums) are the four young Longford men of Brave Giant. Their love of Irish music is evident in their sound, a skilfully achieved blend of rock, folk and alternative influences.



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A Different Animal

A Different Animal

01/02/2018, Bundoran, Surfing, Sea Sessions Surf & Music, Article # 25659709

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‘A Different Animal aka Jamie Morris, is the founder of one of Dublin’s best club nights called Get Right.

Running for over four years now in Pygmalion, Get Right has been promoting the cream of Irish talent, from Donal Dineen to House of Disco. He also plays each night, as the resident dj, along side each guest. He has made appearance’s at top Irish festivals such as Body and Soul, Electric Picnic and Forbidden fruit and has been djing on the dance in Dublin for 13 years now. Check out www.soundcloud.com/get-right-promotions for his latest mixes’



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Hannah Wants

Hannah Wants

01/02/2018, Bundoran, Surfing, Sea Sessions Surf & Music, Article # 25653451

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A child of the garage generation Hannah Wants has validated herself as a world renowned DJ with some serious credentials.
In 2014 alone Hannah picked up the Best Breakthrough DJ title at the DJ Mag Awards and became Mixmag’s Best Breakthrough DJ and Star of the Year.
Armed with an innate desire and passion to practice the art of DJ’ing from a young age Hannah has worked tirelessly for over a decade to pursue her DJ dream. Throughout this journey Wants has acquired an individual hard-hitting style and true competence behind the decks.
Nourishing her addiction to music the Birmingham (UK) born DJ dedicated the summer of 2010 to Ibiza. Following a number of competition wins, an unexpected headline opportunity at Es Paradis and an invitation to run her own weekly night at Viva, it was there on the white isle that Hannah really started to make a name for herself.
Hannah’s main aim is to build a solid yet unique reputation for her live DJ sets and after a record amount of sell out events over the last twelve months she has dramatically risen from self-taught DJ to an unquestionable worldwide name on the house and bass music scene.
Championing music that is true to herself, Wants further constituted herself as one of the biggest names in dance music with her 2015 Radio 1 residency, her exponentially popular bi-monthly mixtape series and consistent music productions.
Her critically acclaimed release Rhymes’ topped at number 8 in 2015 and her releases that followed have continued in their execution.
2015 welcomed her new and self-titled brand What Hannah Wants’ the titled stages have led headline tours, various festival takeovers around the globe including Glastonbury, Warehouse Project and Lovebox. The ethos behind the What Hannah Wants brand encapsulates what Hannah stands for as an artist; DJ ability, strong stage presence and an ability to harmonize a rave. Hannah’s personally held DJ competition scouts new underground talent and pushes them to the forefront of these prestigious lineups, truly championing what it is to be a DJ and a role model.
In 2015 Wants won Best Bass DJ at the Pacha music awards, Best DJ at the BMA Awards and held the best selling September 2015 Mixmag cover.
With a majestic career already under her belt it’s Hannah’s developing knowledge, skills and experience alongside a true enjoyment of music exploration and giving back to her supporters that will see her name remain at the forefront of the electronic music scene.


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