On the last Thursday before I took my little break, I was chuffed to be joined by Ellie and Louise of Heathers. They are absolutely my favourite new Irish artists and their album Here, Not There is in my top five favourite albums released so far this year by Irish and international artists.
I listen to it on the way to work, on the way to gigs, on the bus on the way down the country, in my flat with my flatmates, and on my radio show too. And so, I was delighted that the girls could pop in to visit us just a day after they returned from their 30 day US tour with Ghost Mice.
I’m not going to start raving about how great I think Heathers are – I think it would be in everyone’s best interest if you just downloaded the mp3 instead. We played loads of tracks from Here, Not There and the girls also treated us to a live version of Remember When and Hush Hush.
Heathers are playing this Thursday 14th August in The Project Arts Centre in Temple Bar to kick off their Irish tour. It’s an all ages gig which means you can bring your little brothers and sisters. It’s only 6 euro on the door, and for that price you’ll also see Crayonsmith as support. The doors are at 8pm, tickets are available on the door but you can buy them through the Project Arts booking office before the event. I’ve already popped in to buy my ticket. Just in case everyone in Dublin likes Heathers as much as me.
We started this show with Stingray from Terrordactyl, followed shortly by You Me a new track from Adebisi Shank’s forthcoming debut album. Both bands played down at Mantua in Roscommon last weekend to rapturous applause and an occasional bout of stage crashing. Nialler9 recommended I Heard Wonders from David Holmes’ upcoming fourth album The Holy Picture, to be released on 8th of September. The single I Heard Wonders will be released on 1st September, and it’s all right actually. It sounds a lot like Pulp but it’s all right. The album might be quite interesting…
Anyway, I hope you enjoy the following mp3.