We Should Be Dead

WE-SHOULD-BE-DEADSo, where in the world would you find three people with a common love for Abba, Back To The Future, The Beach Boys, The Ramones, Phil Spector, Prince, Pro Wrestling, 60s Girl Groups, Gwen Stefani, The Beatles, Lambretta Scooters, Bananarama and Happy Days? Limerick, Ireland – that’s where! We Should Be Dead exploded onto the music scene in 2008 with their critically acclaimed debut single and album, both called ‘Forget Romance, Let’s Dance!’ The single which landed at Number 3 in the Irish Charts, was A-Listed on all the major radio stations, and gained huge exposure through BBC Radio 1 in the UK. The band also graced the red carpet at Ireland’s annual Meteor Music Awards, where they were nominated as “Best Newcomers”. We Should Be Dead garnered a highly credible international fan-base when the debut album became a blogosphere phenomenon upon its release. This resulted in the band heading out on their first US tour where they were blown away by the response to their live shows.

Playlisted on huge US radio stations like KROQ and KCRW, along with gaining some celebrity fans (Henry Rollins, and the Mayor Of The Sunset Strip himself Rodney Bingenheimer) helped the band secure a solid US following. We Should Be Dead then relocated to Los Angeles to record their second album, ‘Dreamstate’, which was produced by Owen Lewis (Lady Gaga, REM, Hole). In between recording the album, the band completed 6 US tours including a memorable performance at SXSW 2009, which led to them being signed by the Green Room agency. The band also hit CMJ in New York where they showcased the album alongside some of their own favourite bands. The first single to be lifted from the album this June was ‘Up All Night’, a sparkling slice of indie/dance/pop that falls somewhere between The Cars & early Madonna. The new album is available now from all good online music stores as well as high street stores like HMV, Tower Records, local Irish Independents and Rough Trade Shops . We Should Be Dead play at the Forum’s Traffik Club this Saturday, 20th November, and (make a note in your diary) the following week the mighty Delorentos hit Traffik on their Sanctuary Tour . Admission for both gigs is just €5 before 12 and €10 after.

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