It’s no revelation that hard work pays off and this year it is Motorcycle Display Team’s time to shine. With the upcoming Irish release of their single ‘A Taste’ on April 5, taken from their oustanding debut album Captatio Benevolentiae, the band are set to take Ireland by the scruff, and nobody is going to complain!
The UK power-pop trio formed in 2008 and have since grafted tirelessly to become a mainstay in the UK music scene. They have seen their music featured in Hollyoaks, a BBC sitcom called Off the Hook, they have been featured as Artist of the Month on We7, and were named Unsigned Band of the Month by Absolute Radio. To top that the band have had illustrious residencies in the renowned Dublin Castle and The New Cross Inn in London town and have received significant FM radio play in the UK, Ireland, and beyond.
Despite all these achievements the band remained relatively under the mainstream radar until now. The album Captatio Benevolentiae is their debut LP which reaches us two years after the release of their EP ‘The Crayon Masterpiece’. Produced and mixed by Cesar Gimeno Lavin of Modest Mouse and White Lies fame, the 11 songs on the album are undeniably slick and incredibly addictive and have received much critical acclaim to date.
The band comprises three zealous musicians hailing from the finest corners of the globe, among whom talent is not lacking. Steve is a successful actor from the UK, Morgan a Dublin musician who has had former chart success with his former band Zeel,while Matt is a New Zealand lawyer who lays claim to a good lashing of Irish heritage and also a revered ‘clothed’ cameo in a popular porn movie.
So far the band has released two singles from the album ‘Betweenager’ and ‘Brickwall’. The band have already toured Ireland to a rip-roaring response but will be back in Ireland and playing John Dalys Pub, Mullingar on Sunday April 7.
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