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For your consideration.

Iron Fist in Velvet Glove – the story of Microdisney

Produced by Paul McDermott, who writes:

The documentary (the title is a quote from John Peel’s verdict on the band) details how Cathal Coughlan and Sean O’Hagan met in Cork in 1980 and formed Mircodisney. The duo moved to London in 1983 and released four critically acclaimed albums for Rough Trade and Virgin records before disbanding in 1988.

Microdisney’s 1985 album The Clock Comes Down the Stairs topped the UK Indie Charts upon its release and regularly features at the top of “the best Irish album of all time” lists.

Contributors include: Cathal Coughlan and Sean O’Hagan; Robert Forster (The Go-Betweens); Geoff Travis (co-founder Rough Trade Records); Ronnie Gurr (A&R Virgin Records); Jamie Lane (producer of The Clock Comes Down The Stairs); Andrew Mueller (journalist and writer); Elvera Butler (Downtown Kampus and Reekus Records); Gareth Ryan (Kabuki Records and Rough Trade Distribution) and Richard Boon (Production Manager, Rough Trade Records)…

In fairness.


On June 2, 2018 legendary Cork band Microdisney reconvene after some 30 years for a one-off exclusive performance their seminal album, The Clock Comes Down The Stairs and more at the National Concert Hall….

Microdisney perform The Clock Comes Down The Stairs (NCH)