Tag Archives: math


JoggingDublin post-hardcore lads back from a break

What you may need to know…

01. At last, an excuse to talk about Jogging, a power-trio with a deft way with riffing, alongside belted, barking vocals.

02. While Minutes, released in 2010 on the sadly-missed Richter Collective label/co-op, came in for critical acclaim, its follow-up Take Courage truly shines as one of the best albums of the current of Irish music, a collection of taut, whipcrack broadsides.

03. Streaming above is a live performance from 2012 for the Practice Tapes webseries, where the lads perform Take Courage standout Stand Still with no frills or extras.

04. Appearing next, for the first time in a bit, alongside No Spill Blood and Horse at the Bello Bar on March 31st.

Thoughts: Math-rock-friendly hardcore, with indie-pop sensibilities. If you think that sounds convoluted, just dig in.



Australian math-rock blog Fecking Bahamas, a long-term supporter of all manner of awkwardly-timed, noisy, proggy rock ‘n’ roll, has produced the fifth installment in its ongoing series of country/region-specific compilations. Number five? Ireland.

Behold, twenty-one tracks of homegrown noisemaking past, present and future, accompanied by artwork from New York-resident Limrocker Shane Harrington, and includes YMLT featurees CHANCER, Yonen, and Ganglions, as well as veterans like And So I Watch You From Afar, Ten Past Seven, The Redneck Manifesto. Also bundled in are contributions from defunct outfits like the sadly-missed Adebisi Shank.

More info and other compilations are available from the site, including a world-map of math-rock.

Fecking Bahamas


Ganglionsmath-pop-punk with a Cork accent via Sheffield

What you may need to know…

01. Based in Sheffield, but sporting a pronounced Cork accent via vocalist Eimear O’Donovan, as well as drummery from Clonakilty man Brian Scally, Ganglions’ crossovers of pop, punk and math-rock make for a busy noise.

02. Eagle-eyed Irish music observers may remember O’Donovan from her time with Cork pop band KVX, and her memorable contributions to Bantum’s first album, on singles Oh My Days, and alongside Owensie on Roll Pt. 2.

03. Streaming above is the band’s self-released debut E.P., FETCH!, put out in February of last year and available for streaming and download.

04. The band plays Quarter Block Party, on the first weekend of February. Time and venue to be confirmed on release of the festival’s brochure. This follows their Irish debut at Cork’s Fred Zeppelin’s in December, in support of Terriers.

Thoughts: Bright, bristling, surfy, tappy, intricate, high-energy power.



ooSeExperimental/’dream-hop’ from Cork

What you may need to know…

01. Absorbing elements of experimental, funk, hip-hop, house and math-rock into itself like some sort of beast are Cork folk ooSe.

02. Somehow encompassing all of this into a three-piece, the band first emerged in August of last year, releasing three-track E.P. Ephem.

03. Streaming above is an excerpt from the band’s show at the Triskel Arts Centre, this past September, a taster of their depth in the live field.

04. Gigging next on the 23rd of December, returning to the Triskel, with support from Donal Dineen on the decks, and visuals from Isaac Stillwell.

Verdict: A layered, complex, bewitching, yet seemingly fully-polished proposition. A hidden gem.



We Come in PiecesLimrock math trio in final gig of the year tonight

What you may need to know…

01. Math-punk three-piece We Come in Pieces have traipsed around the continent a few times over the course of their six years of existence.

02. Garnering attention for 2010’s full length Before the Chains and steadily touring for 2012’s Land of the Living, the band has been back in studio, finishing their third full-length.

03. Streaming above is the video for 2012’s single release, Sexy Rouge.

04. Catch them tonight in Limerick, in their last gig of the year, with local lads Cruiser and Cassavetes in support. Dolan’s, 9pm.

Verdict: A staple component of Limerick music at this point, this upcoming record of theirs ought to be a treat.

We Come in Pieces