The perfect indie band for a Saturday night

Portlaoise indie band The Perfect Skins are currently touring their new album A Reconstructed View and will play The Stables, Mullingar on Saturday April 18. Earlier in the day (between 5pm and 6pm ) the band will be playing a short acoustic set in E2 Music store, Mullingar as part of the Record Store Day celebrations.

The Perfect Skins’ new album is released through UK independent label Matchbox Recordings. This deal sees their music being distributed worldwide digitally by Universal Music. Already receiving excellent reviews, the album features twelve original songs penned by the band.

A Reconstructed View sees the Skins explore new territory in terms of sound and lyrical content. There is an honesty and integrity to this offering that seeps into your being and grows in stature with repeated listens.

The first single off the album is Lay Down’and sees the Skins merge electronic with their unique guitar driven sound. One could be misled however as the album is very eclectic, embracinag many music forms, while at all times maintaining a common thread throughout. The band renowned for their live performances have succeeded here in capturing the energy of their live sound without taking away from the subtlety and sparseness that intersperses these new songs.

The 12 track album was recorded in the band’s own Golden Egg Studios and produced by lead singer Brian O’Mahoney. The album was mastered in the famous Abbey Road Studios, London by Geoff Pesche who has worked with names such as Coldplay, Gorillaz, Pulp, and Kylie.

Hailing from Portlaoise, The Perfect Skins came together in 1998 with a view to writing and recording albums together. After getting a set together the four-piece started gigging around the country. Their ability to turn their gigs into a party atmosphere quickly earned them a loyal fanbase which grew as they toured the country. In 2004 they released their debut self-produced and financed album Superhero which received positive reviews as did their live shows from both fans and critics alike.

All gigs and public appearances were kept to a minimum for the last two years to allow them more time to fine tune their latest offering and it has paid off. The songs on the new album A Reconstructed View are well crafted and given the optimal musical accompaniment.

Support for The Stables gig comes from Roscommon band Woodster.

Woodster are a four-piece rock band and are currently conquering the world. The Ireland-based band was formed in October 2006 and has played gigs in Dublin over the last few years. It consists of Gearoid Connaughton on drums, Dermot Kelly on vocals and guitar, Pat Nolan on bass guitar, and Micheal Sheil on lead guitar. Originally Woodster started out as a cover band but in recent months the band has focused on composing and writing its own music and lyrics.

For more information log on to www.stableslive.com

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