Tue Feb 27 2018
Paradox w/ The Grey Merchant - Midnight Alternative
Crane Lane Theatre, Phoenix St.
Doors 11:55 pm - Admission: FREE
Cork Alternative Rock outfit Paradox play alongside fellow Cork based experimental independent outfit The Grey Merchant for a late midnight gig on Tues. Feb. 27th at Crane Lane, Cork
Paradox are an Alternative Rock band from Cork. Formed in 1997 by brothers Pete Mac and Mike Mac the early Paradox sound was heavily influenced by the Grunge Era of the 90's.The band has shaped and evolved their sound over the years while still maintaining their Alternative Rock sound. Paradox have released 4 studio albums to date. Their debut album 'Circle of Growth' was recorded in Los Angeles in 2000 and released on a US label. Their second album 'Sacred' was recorded and released in 2004, 'Corporate Pollution' was released in 2011 and their latest album 'Chapters' released in 2015. Singer and songwriter Pete Mac also recorded and released a solo album in 2009 in Berlin, Germany.
Paradox have toured both Europe and the US as well as playing support to the likes of Therapy?, Kerbdog and Shonen Knife.
2014 saw Paradox back in the studio recording their 4th album to date at Wavefield Recording Studios in Bantry, West Cork with multi tasking musician and engineer Brian Casey on the desk.
Titled 'Chapters' the 14 track album combines a variety of new sounds some of which have not yet been heard on any previous Paradox album. 'Chapters' has been gaining momentum since it's release in 2015. The band kicked off 2016 with a new single and music video titled 'EAT' which was nominated at the Indie Cork Film Festival and the RATMA Film Festival in the UK.
2017 saw the release of the new single 'All Life Matters', an eagerly awaited follow up to the bands last album 'Chapters'. ‘All Life Matters’ takes a similar direction to the previous Paradox album ‘Chapters’ which was also recorded at Wavefield. Singer Songwriter Pete Mac plays all instruments on the track with Brian Casey adding keys and piano.
The Grey Merchant ::
The Grey Merchant' are a band from Blackrock, Cork, Ireland. They record, produce and release independent music. Their Debut single 'Spotless (the protecting veil) is out on Demeanour Records on November 08 2016
‘a rousing first look at what to expect from the Grey Merchant… …It’ll get the juices flowing and the blood boiling’ -thepointofeverything.com
‘Once you let yourself succumb to the crisp edgy sting and moody undertone you become swallowed and consumed in the tireless relentless onslaught of the meandering entwining coil of The Grey Merchant’s unique and fantastic masterpiece.’ -Indiebuddie.com
‘a distinctly motorik krautrock fashion all the while pulsing stunning frequencies into the atmosphere… …The Grey Merchant’ are most definitely the ones to watch.’-primalmusicblog.com
‘ I was blown away by its power and added ferocity.... ...Spotless (The Protecting Veil) is a wonderfully powerful tune and if this is the taste of things to come then The Grey Merchant will be worth looking out for in 2017’ -Bobby Green musician.ie