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Old 18-04-2008, 06:41 PM
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Thumbs up Oppenheimer, Olympic Lifts, Kill City Defectors - Free Cork Gig

Live at the Mezz presents


Oppenheimer

Olympic Lifts
Kill City Defectors

plus more tbc over the next few days

Friday May 16th
Doors 9pm
Over 18s

To get your tickets for this FREE gig just mail freegigs@savoycork.c om from Monday morning the 21st April

In the mean time checkout
http://www.myspace.com/oppenheimer

Oppenheimer
New Album
‘Take The Mid-Range And Boost it’
June 6th – Fantastic Plastic

With a style that combines the manipulative songwriting smarts of Daft Punk with the exuberant power-pop of early Weezer, Belfast-based duo Oppenheimer are set to restore the three-minute pop song to its rightful throne.

Shaun Robinson and Rocky O’Reilly first met at an Icelandic electronica show and soon realised they shared a love of kraut-rock, synthesizers and soundscapes. Recording lush, multi-layered music was initially their escape from a rainy Irish winter. Writing summer-pop songs took their minds to other places, the neon sparkle of Times Square, the blue skies of California... they suddenly felt a lot brighter about their hometown. Oppenheimer was formed and they began to record. The band’s Northern Irish roots were reinforced by the endorsement of renowned DJ David Holmes, who loaned the band equipment and by Ash’s Tim Wheeler who has also collaborated with the band, appearing as guest vocalist on early track “Orchid”. Oppenheimer’s debut self titled album was released in 2006 by the acclaimed US indie label Bar-None. The band have recently shared stages with names like Tilly and The Wall, Architecture In Helsinki, Regina Spektor, Hot Chip and supported They Might Be Giants on a giant 50 date stateside tour. To add to this success they have also had songs featured on Ugly Betty and hip new U.S comedy Gossip Girl.

New album “Take The Whole Mid-Range And Boost It” was recorded in the band’s own Belfast studio and continues their disarming fascination with synthesizer fuzz and boisterous, bright pop. The album combines the admitted influences of Brian Eno, Kraftwerk, and My Bloody Valentine with the spirited harmonies and concise compositions of Brian Wilson. With twelve new songs including a guest appearance from Matt Caughtran from thrash punk god-heads The Bronx, the new record embraces some pretty esoteric themes: politics, fireworks in New Jersey and Cate Blanchett impersonators to name but a few. Following from their appearances at SXSW, Oppenheimer are pleased to announce UK dates as follows (more tbc)
May 3rd – Whelans, Dublin

May 14th – Dolans, Limerick

May 16th – The Savoy, Cork (free show!!)

May 17th – Roisin Dubh, Galway
TRACKLISTING: Take The Whole Mid-Range And Boost It
Major Television Events/Look Up/Cate Blanchett/Only Goal And Winner/Take The Whole Mid-Range And Boost It/Stephen McCauley For President/Support Our Truths/The Blue Rose/Before And After The Quake/Fireworks Are Illegal In The State Of New Jersey/The Never Never/I Don't Care What Anyone Says About You, I Think You're Alright

“like a fizzing flying saucer scanning Planet Haribo” NME

"A sumptuous synth-pop experience, fantastic fuzzy noise" ROCK SOUND

"This is pop music at its most sublime, the soundtrack to a neon fantasy world where everything is shiny, it's gorgeous, gorgeous music that has universal appeal” MUSIC OMH

" Oppenheimer songs have the feel of summers gone by, of skinny-dips and moonlight gallivants and sprinkler jumps and first crushes." AU MAG

“pop disco for electro punks” DROWNED IN SOUND


http://www.myspace.com/letsgetdefected

http://www.myspace.com/olympiclifts

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Old 18-04-2008, 07:37 PM
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oppenhimer were great in opera house a few months back
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Old 22-04-2008, 12:52 PM
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Just added to line up are INDY MUSIC AWARDS 08 NOMINEES, hailing from Belfast

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Old 11-05-2008, 10:34 AM
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Are there still tickets available for this? I applyed yesterday and Im just wondering are my efforts in vain!
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Old 11-05-2008, 12:05 PM
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We'll look after you man, come along on the night.
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Old 11-05-2008, 12:06 PM
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Brilliant, Thanks!
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Old 13-05-2008, 05:29 PM
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OPPENHEIMER
www.oppenheimermusic.com
www.myspace.com/oppenheimer

June 2008 sees the release of OPPENHEIMER’s new album ‘Take The Whole Mid-Range And Boost It’ via Fantastic Plastic Records. First up are the refreshing pop-synth morsels of debut double A-side Look Up /The Never Never, the latter featuring Matt Caughtran of The Bronx tearing it up on guest vocals. (Video http://youtube.com/watch?v=noiXLWHGyUQ) Out May 5th the limited edition clear 7” vinyl and download is a taster for the forthcoming album. If you can’t wait that long then check them out on one of the following dates, more to come!

MAY
14th Limerick Dolans
16th Cork The Savoy
17th Galway Rosin Dubh
18th Belfast Empire
22nd London Old Blue Last
23rd Glasgow ABC (sup. Bob Mould Band) £15
24th Bristol Fleece ‘Dot To Dot Festival’
25th Nottingham Trent Uni ‘Dot To Dot Festival’
26th Birmingham Academy 2 (sup. Bob Mould Band) £15
27th London Koko (sup. Bob Mould Band) £17.50
JUNE
5th Hull Welly (Club NME) £4
6th Swansea Sin City (Club NME) £1 / £2 / £3 / £5
7th Southend Chinnerys (Club NME)
11th London Hoxton Bar & Grill
12th Cheltenham Frog And Fiddle !NEW!
AUGUST
Sat 30 Ireland Electric Picnic Festival, Trends Lab Stage

OPPENHEIM-WHO?
With a style that combines the manipulative songwriting smarts of Daft Punk with the exuberant power-pop of early Weezer, Belfast-based duo Oppenheimer are set to restore the three-minute pop song to its rightful throne.

Shaun Robinson and Rocky O’Reilly first met at an Icelandic electronica show and soon realised they shared a love of kraut-rock, synthesizers and soundscapes. Recording lush, multi-layered music was initially their escape from a rainy Irish winter. Writing summer-pop songs took their minds to other places, the neon sparkle of Times Square, the blue skies of California... they suddenly felt a lot brighter about their hometown. Oppenheimer was formed and they began to record.

The band’s Northern Irish roots were reinforced by the endorsement of renowned DJ David Holmes, who loaned the band equipment and by Ash’s Tim Wheeler who has also collaborated with the band, appearing as guest vocalist on early track “Orchid”. Oppenheimer’s debut self titled album was released in 2006 by the acclaimed US indie label Bar-None. The band have recently shared stages with names like Tilly and The Wall, Architecture In Helsinki, Regina Spektor, Hot Chip and supported They Might Be Giants on a giant 50 date stateside tour. To add to this success they have also had songs featured on Ugly Betty and hip new U.S comedy Gossip Girl.
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Old 14-05-2008, 04:55 AM
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Cool...

just a quick note... whaon have that gig down on the 18th of May:

http://www.whazon.com/cork/livemusic.php

And i have it down in Thursdays issue of the Douglas Post thats its also Sunday... fuck sake did a few lines on it n all.. went to print earlier today so cant be corrected... sorry in advance...
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Old 14-05-2008, 01:15 PM
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Yeah I was very confused about this also. If it's on Sunday I can make it. But Friday I can't, too many other gigs on Friday and I made promises. Damn, I'm going to miss Oppenheimer again!
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Old 16-05-2008, 07:11 PM
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Bumperino...

Tonight, doors at 9. FREE SHOW PEOPLE
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