Are you sick and tired of the same old Valentine cliché each year? Feeling that you must run out and take part in the Valentine’s circus? Tomorrow night Saturday February 11 Live n Loud at the Clubhouse Presents... has decided to bring you something completely different, an Anti-Valentine’s Ball with five of the best emerging bands coming out of Ireland right now. Redneck Manifesto front-man Richie Egan brings his band Jape to Castlebar for the first time ever along with The Ambience Affair, Mia Sparrow, Windings and Bouts.
Jape are an Irish electronic–rock band from Dublin. Formed as a side project by Richie Egan whilst part of The Redneck Manifesto, they have released four albums to date; Cosmosphere, The Monkeys in the Zoo Have More Fun Than Me, Ritual and just recently the highly acclaimed Ocean of Frequency. Jape's wider discography includes the EP, Jape is Grape , as well as a number of singles, including "Floating" and "Phil Lynott". The band has performed at festivals and events such as Glastonbury, Electric Picnic, Lovebox and Hard Working Class Heroes and provided support for The Flaming Lips at Belsonic in Belfast in August 2008. The band’s track "Floating" has also been covered by Jack White of The White Stripes.
Jape began making music in 2003. Originally the solo project of Richard Egan (The Redneck Manifesto, VisionAir ), the band has evolved over the years into one of the most exciting live acts in the country, releasing three3 critically acclaimed albums to date.
The Ambience Affair are a Dublin based band that have been making waves in the Irish scene and for good reason. An Ambience Affair gig pulls at the senses and makes you emerge yourself within the music on a track-to-track basis. There is little wonder why Burials has been eagerly anticipated by a lot of critics and music fans alike. The good news is that they do not disappoint.
After two well received EP releases, the band needed to make the step up to a collection and body of songs that rival all others in the record shops. The result is a complex and melancholic offering that does require multiple listens to really get a feel for the album.
Also on the night at The Clubhouse in Castlebar Celtic expect to see Mia Sparrow who are about to release a brand new album in the coming weeks along with Windings from Limerick and Bouts from Dublin. This promises to be a great night of original live music for the county town! Doors open at 8pm, first band 8.30pm, Admission is €10.