Next Saturday night October 18 sees the poptastic, hooktastic, girl/boy-tastic. Fun loving, floor-filling, indie-rock bubblegum pop! Of the brilliant Limerick group We Should Be Dead perform live at Bar Ritz (Mulroys Bar ) Castlebar. Award nominations, heavy press reviews, and a must see live status are just some of the accolades this irish boy/girl four piece have achieved. Since exploding onto the music scene in 2007. The band’s debut single “Forget Romance Let”s Dance! Made a huge impact on its release in November 2007, landing at number three in the Irish download charts, with the promo video being one of the most requested on popular irish music channels. The bands debut album was released this Feburary in Ireland to critical acclaim. Upon the release of the second single “I Fell In Love With You”, the band were invited to play at Liverpool’s famous Cavern Club, where many hailed them as the highlight of the week.
The band also graced the carpet at Irelands annual music Meteor Awards, where they were nominated as “Best Newcomers” in 2008. We Should Be Dead garnered a highly credible international fanbase when their debut album became a Blogosphere phenomenon upon its release. This has lead to massive i-tunes sales increase in Portugal Spain, Brazil, Scandanavia and Australia. We Should Be Dead headed out on their first US west coast Tour where they were blown away by the response to their live shows. Many who hadn’t previously heard of the band and many whos tastes lay elsewhere, were enthralled by the band’s energetic and thrilling live performances.
As part of their US success they are being championed by one of the biggest DJs in Hollywood, None other than KROQ”s Rodney Bingenheimer. The life of Rodney Bingeheimer was potrayed. In the movie The Mayor Of Sunset Strip. Bingenheimer was responsible for breaking acts stateside Like the B52”s, Blondie, The White Stripes, and David Bowie to name just a few. The band are currently at home putting the finishing touches to their second album and than return to Los Angeles to work with legendary producer and Sorrows frontman Arthur Alexander next January. So heres a chance to catch We Should Be Dead live at Bar Ritz next Saturday night October 18.
They will be supported by the ever popular local Castlebar group Short Notice and they will kick of the show at 9pm. Admission is €5, and there will be lots of prizes and giveaways on the night. DJ Finbar will be commanding the turntables once again so expect to hear tracks from Mogwai, Si Shreoder, plus some old classics from the likes of Pink Floyd and Captain Beefheart So if your looking for live entertainment why not call into Bar Ritz next Saturday night for something. Very different. Castlebars new alternative boutique event continues to grow thanks to your support.
Coming soon Finbar Hoban Presents… The Halloween Monster Mash Fancy Dress Party with Dublin group Grand Pocket Orchestra with support from Music For Dead Birds, where there will be lots of Prizes for the best dressed. Watch this space in the coming weeks for more information. If your in band And you want to take part in this boutique event please contact Finbar on 0868162198 or on [email protected].