Director returned with a bang to the Royal Theatre Castlebar on Friday October 30 their second album I’ll Wait For Sound released in May charted at No. 11 in the Irish charts and was preceded by the single “Sing It Without A Tune.” Since their irresistible bid for notice on the Dublin rock circuit in 2005, Director’s crafted, intelligent guitar music has stood them apart from the usual suspects.
The band’s genesis saw three Malahide college entrants, guitarist Aherne, bassist Averill and frontman Moloney, playing together, sharing an aesthetic and with a few songs already starting to form. They began to take the operation seriously, assuming roles and casting around for a drummer to complete the outfit. Moloney, while studying for his degree in music, made the acquaintance of just such a drummer, classmate Lawlor, whose interests were in harmony with those of the group. Director were complete. A year later, after an arresting sequence of live shows, amid growing popularity, Director recorded their debut record, We Thrive On Big Cities, for Atlantic Records.
After much work on their follow up album the final product, I’ll Wait For Sound, is testament to the relentless professionalism and integrity of Director, a focused, powerful, eloquent work and a manifest development on their previous record, vindicating every day of its some two-year gestation period. It is Director’s self-possession, so much in evidence here, that sets them apart and makes them such a distinctive voice in contemporary music, marking out the release of I’ll Wait For Sound as an event worthy of anticipation.
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