Kilkenny grungers Kerbdog have just announced an exclusive show titled Night of the Living Freaks Halloween fancy dress ball, Mayo’s largest Halloween fancy dress party at The Ruby Room in the TF Royal Theatre in Castlebar on Friday, October 26!
Kerbdog who formed in 1991 and split in 1998 following two albums released on Mercury Records, since 2005 have re-formed for a series of occasional one-off performances in Ireland and England. Kerbdog was formed by Cormac Battle (vocals/guitar ), Colin Fennelly (bass guitar ), and Darragh Butler (drums ) while attending Kieran's College secondary level school. Billy Dalton joined the band in early 1992 as a second guitarist and his fondness for heavy metal acts Metallica and Slayer complemented Battle's fascination with the British and New York underground. The group then changed their name from Rollercoaster to Kerbdog in honour of a Californian BMX team that they were "obsessed with".
In early 1993 Kerbdog signed with Mercury Records’ subsidiary Vertigo Records. That summer, Kerbdog recorded their self-titled debut album at Rockfield Studios in Wales. The album was produced by Jack Endino, who helped cement the Seattle grunge sound along with sub pop. 1994 saw another run of gigs, including a support slot with Therapy? The debut album was released that year to acclaim, and the single ‘Dummy Crusher’ charted in the Top 40 of the UK Singles chart. In early 1996 the Mercury Music Group was bought over by PolyGram Records, and Kerbdog shifted to Fontana Records, Vertigo's sister label at PolyGram. That spring the band returned to the recording studio to work on their second album. Produced by GG Garth, On The Turn was recorded in Los Angeles.
JJ's Song was released as a limited edition EP, preceding the ‘Sally’ single in September 1996.
Kerbdog are coming to The Ruby Room in the TF Royal Theatre on the Halloween Bank Holiday weekend on October 26 and tickets cost just €20 and are now available through Downtown Records in Castlebar. For more booking info contact 094 9022312.