Ropemaker – playing Galway with Hope is Noise and The Magnapinna
What you may need to know…
01. Math-rock three-piece Ropemaker hail from the alternative-music capital of Ireland, Portarlington, Co. Laois.
02. Having gigged sporadically the last few years, they’ve already shared stages with Steve Strong, the dearly-departed Terriers (the real ones, not the Dublin-based pretenders), ZINC and others.
03. Streaming above is the band’s 2015 extended-player, Abyssinia, available for download via the band’s Bandcamp.
04. Catch them live next at the Roisín Dubh on the 19th, in support of FEAST’s Cork takeover of the Roisín Dubh, featuring Hope is Noise and The Magnapinna.
Verdict: Swaggering, striding math-rock in a Battles or Alpha Male Tea Party vein. Grand.
Lee Wellstead (top) who was evicted from his home in Portlaoise yesterday, outside the Ulster Bank, O’Connell Street, Dublin, this afternoon with supporters including, pic 3, Olivia Hazell and her daughter Elizabeth.
Previously: Remember The House In Laois Where The Eviction Was Stopped?
(Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland)