July 30th, The Cellar, Support: Kind + Red Sun Alert
noisy, Dublin-based quartet sage. play their first headline show in over two years with support from Cork’s post- hardcore monarchs Red Sun Alert and melodic prog- sonic wizards KˆIND.
sage. are Tiago Noia on lead guitar, Tadhg O’Brien on bass, Emmet McNamee on drums and Keren Babuschkin on lead vocals and rhythm guitar. Having met in college, the band combine elements of alt rock, shoegaze and prog rock/metal, as well as catchy melodies into their seemingly chaotic, yet sonically compelling sound.
Before the lockdown in March 2020, the sage. were busy playing live shows in venues such as Whelan’s, Workman’s and Sin É in Dublin and have stayed busy since with recording and producing their debut single “strange”, a “dynamically shape- shifting track [merging] a myraid of music to create a brooding and attention grabbing turn from Sage” (The Last Mixed Tape, 2021), followed by debut EP ‘equilibrium’, which released on November 26th 2021.
KÎND is a five piece melodic progressive rock band made up of members from all over Ireland. Lead by songwriter Matthew Redmond, the band is made up of Ryan McClelland on drums, Jane Patterson on lead vocals, Charlie McCarthy on bass and Eoin Butterfield on guitar and keys. Their latest release, ‘Stripped Away’ was released on November 26th in anticipation of their headline gig in Workman’s Cellar on December 1st. As an Irish progressive rock band, KÎND strives to create the unique utilising a combination of heavy guitar parts, unusual chord changes and stacked harmonies while still maintaining strong melodies throughout. The band has since released their 2nd single with Devoy Records – ‘Carpe Noctem’ and has plans to release more music before the end of 2022.
Red Sun Alert is an up and coming post- hardcore band from Cork City, Ireland, that brings you a mixture of just about everything you want from modern heavy music. The female-fronted outfit combines harsh vocals with angular guitar riffs and math-rock influences. Since forming in late 2017, they have been busy making a name for themselves around the country, playing venues all around their small island and supporting renowned artists such as The Altered Hours, Making Monsters, Cherym and many more.
Up to date they have self-released 2 EPs, ‘’Luna’’ and ‘’Red Sun Alert.’’. Just before the Covid-19 pandemic struck the band embarked on their debut Irish and UK tour in support of their single “I’m Upside Down for That’’.
The four-piece strives to impress not just with their music, but also with their live shows. They aim to create an all-inclusive environment and promote women and non-binary individuals in heavy music at their concerts. So, do you want to let loose? Go to a Red Sun Alert show.