After a storming gig at The Pavilion a few months ago, Private Underground Residence return with their balls out rock attitude to play an intimate gig in the Triskel Arts Centre on August 18th. Quarterstick Collective's flagship noise-rock Ginola and the much talked about Terriers will set the scene before hand.
Private Underground Residence are Paul McNamara, Kevin Blake and John Machale. Exploding onto the Cork scene in early 2007, Private Underground Residence left bits and pieces of their music all over peoples suspecting and increasingly avalanched ear drums.
PUR embrace everything from various genres, and get compared to sounding similar to such groups as Battles, Fugazi, Slint, The Melvins and The Oxes. Refusing to put their music in a hole with pigeons, the band instead allow all it to run all over the place, picking up the strangled vibrations of genre upon genre as it moves along. A critically acclaimed free single called snuffbox was released for free download on bandcamp, which is from their soon to be released debut album, 'Dynamics of Idealism'.
The single can be streamed and downloaded from here:
Ginola are a three piece punk band who are really into The Jesus Lizard, Fugazi, Shellac and stuff like that. It’s pretty loud most of the time and they’re quite fond of a good joke. They practice in the front room of a house in Dublin and the restaurant next door says they’re getting better all the time.
Stream Ginola's latest EP 'Way Harsh':
Having only been on the scene for a few months (they played their first ever gig in Plugd a while back), Terriers have already established a following based on their grungy approach and authentic delivery in a live setting. The group consists of members of Slugbait and Fat Actress, and their live show is a raucous exhibition of guitar-driven rock ‘n’ roll. Ones to watch.