FANGCLUB'S SINGLE 'Bullethead' had critics salivating upon its release. "123 seconds blasting your skull with a bludgeoning grunge rock riff that'll make you want to hit repeat," said Nialler9, while Joe.ie declared "it is just glorious".
Their self-titled debut album, released in August, was rewarded with Top 5 spot in the album charts in Ireland. Tonight they play the upstairs bar in the Róisín Dubh at 9pm.
The band - Steven King, Kevin Keane, Dara Coleman - from Dublin, mix grunge and garage rock with a pop sensibility. Hotpress described their music as "amphetamined, take no prisoners rock with pop hooks that Brian Wilson would be proud of". Such sentiments have been echoed by Golden Plec: “Fangclub win you over with their sheer enthusiasm and infectious melodies". Meanwhile Radio Nova has compared the band to "early Foo Fighters or Greenday". We will leave the last word to BBC Radio 1's Annie Mac: "Fangclub, you should check them out, they are really really good."
Tickets are available at www.roisindubh.net, the Ticket Desk at OMG Zhivago, Shop Street, and The Róisín Dubh.