The return of The Would Be’s
By Kernan Andrews
IN THE very early 1990s, Ireland enjoyed a creative explosion in indie rock, producing bands like Toasted Heretic, Engine Alley, and The Would Be’s.
With such superb songs as ‘My Radio Sounds Different In The Dark’, ‘Funny Ha Ha’ (check them out on YouTube), and the EP Silly Songs For Cynical People, they earned the praise of John Peel, Morrissey, Dave Fanning, and Steve Lamacq, but it was not to be. The band called it a day in 1992.
That was, until recently when original members - singer Julie McDonnell, Aidine O’Reilly, and Matt, Eamonn, and Paul Finnegan - reformed. Two decades later and their Smiths-inspired pop whimsy sits as well with today’s indie scene as it did in the 1990s.
Hear and see for yourself when they play Monroe’s Live this Saturday at 9pm.
Tickets are available on the door or through www.monroes.ie and 091 - 583397.