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Joey Gavinreleasing debut single Run

What you may need to know…

01. Artsy, psychy pop is the new forte of Dublin-based Joey Gavin and his band. Eagle-eyed observers might recognise him as low-end wrecker for noise-poppers THUMPER.

02. Run is the first single from Gavin’s second E.P., a move away from his folkier solo leanings, and features backup from, among others, Alan Dooley of math-rockers Yonen.

03. Streaming above, accompanied by that rarest of beasts these days, a B-side. The Hunt fleshes out Gavin’s folk streak in low-key, full-band fashion. Available now digitally via Dublin-based indie-label cornerstone Little L Records.

04. Playing Electric Picnic this weekend, on Saturday at 5pm, on the Ranch stage at Trailer Park.

Verdict: Contrasting sides, one of concise pop movement, the other of more lush, introverted musings. An exciting preview of an upcoming EP that should help establish Gavin as one to watch.

Joey Gavin


Thumpernew EP and festival appearances

What you may need to know…

01. Dublin five-piece Thumper have been carving out a niche in the city’s lo-fi/pop community.

02. Starting as a solo project, Thumper’s debut EP released in March of least year, and led to regular gigging around Dublin, as well as a run of dates with Blades Club.

Streaming above is the video for new single Rent is Due, available with a pre-order of their new E.P., magnum opuss, releasing June 17th via Little L Records. A limited run of tapes is also on the way.

04. Appearing next at Knockanstockan, Electric Picnic, and the UK’s Truck fest.

Verdict: Noisy, jagged poppy ruckus covered in tape hiss and overdrive.  No-nonsense action.