MadDog Promotions presents:
MadDog Thursday #4: MadDog Valentine’s
Hey Rusty & doubting.
MadDog Thursday’s are celebration of diverse music from across the country all while creating a safe space for all people to attend, free of charge!
Hey Rusty is the songwriting project of Limerick musician and DIY LK conspirator, John Ahern. A combination of jangling 12 String guitar riffs and ear-worm vocal melodies, Hey Rusty is an exercise in presenting earnest, thoughtfully crafted songs with a stripped back, lo-fi aesthetic, reminiscent of 90s acts such as Elliott Smith, Pedro the Lion and Bright Eyes.
The three-track “Lady’s Lane” EP, produced by Chris Quigley (Cruiser, Post Punk Podge & the Technohippies) was recorded and released in the Spring of 2019, with lead single “Maggie Cassidy” being hailed by Totally Dublin as “a lazily pretty love song, sadness and shyness blended up in a piece of scrappy, shuffling acoustic indie”. Ensuing live dates included several slots supporting Junior Brother’s album launch tour in summer 2019 and the first Hey Rusty full band shows in December 2019.
2020 sees Hey Rusty in a live setting expand to a four-piece band including members of Casavettes and Aerialist. This change in personnel reflects a slew of new material which combines Hey Rusty’s existing lo-fi acoustic sound with a distinctly modern retro flavour inspired by acts like Camera Obscura and Richard Hawley. This sonic development is evident in Hey Rusty’s upcoming double A side “All Night Daylight/ Since You Were Strangers”, due for release in March 2019.
doubting. are a four piece punk/emo band from Balbriggan, Co. Dublin. Since forming in September 2018, they’ve played many gigs all across Dublin, recorded and self-released their EP Summer Demos on Bandcamp, Spotify and other music streaming platforms, and recently played Pharmacia in Limerick. FFO: Foxing, Origami Angel, The Hotelier