A nice, long (Youth) Mass

Squarehead

Squarehead

Music at Central Arts this weekend include Squarehead on Friday, 27th and Youth Mass on Saturday, 28th.

Beginning in 2010, Irish indie label ‘Popical Island’ released their first compilation, which included Squarehead’s ‘Fake Blood’. This caught the attention of Villagers drummer James Byrne, who released it on 7” via his Any Other City label. The success of the release lead to support slots for Black Lips, No Age, Deer Tick, Male Bonding and Titus Andronicus.

Squarehead’s debut album ‘Yeah Nothing’ was released in 2011 by The Richter Collective. With an overwhelming response from media and fans alike, the band toured Ireland and the UK extensively. The follow-up to Yeah Nothing is ‘Respect’, an album that takes the band a little further from their surf-pop roots to a grungier sound. The hooks that romanced so many of their fans on the first album are still plentiful but sometimes they’re presented with snarling vocals and thrashing guitars.

Support on the night comes in the shape of Waterford psychedelic/alt. rock band Collides.

Youth Mass are Darren Mullarkey, Neil Nevins, Barry Mullarkey and Willy Gray, an alternative / indie pop four piece from Trim, Co. Meath. Named amongst Whelans prestigious ‘One’s To Watch’ 2015, they were also voted No3 in the Readers Poll for Irish Album of the Year in music blog The Last Mixed Tape, and online mag Unsigned & Independent awarded the band Irish Album of the Year for Morning Run | Evening Sun which went straight in at no 1 in iTunes Irish Rock Chart. Support on the night comes from OM (aka Chimbanbee).

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