The Ground Will Shake / Neon Atlas /Riot Tapes

Date: 25 Sep 2015
Time: 8pm
Ticket Price: €5

The Ground Will Shake / Neon Atlas / Riot Tapes

Workman’s Club

Friday 25th, September

Doors 8pm


The Ground Will Shake

Hailing from Dublin and formed in 2013 The Ground Will Shake are Gavin Healy, Paul

O’Connor,Joe Rodgers andAdam Smith. They released their début single –‘MISS SERENE’

– followed by ‘MELMOTH THE WANDERER’ in 2014. Following a successful appearance at

Electric Picnic in 2014 THE GROUND WILL SHAKE entered the studio in November last year to

begin recording their début album. The eponymous titled album was recorded and mixed

with the joint production crew of Irish Punk pioneer Pete Holidai and Gavin Glass. The album

blends the bands much loved music of the late 1950s and late 1970s with a modern twist to

form a queue of infectious earworms armed with killer hooks, riffs, melodies and boundless

“The songs are strong,the performances confident.‘Engine Heart’ combinesthe

propulsive rhythms of The Jam’s ‘Going Underground’ with an infectiously irresistible

tune that doesn’t waste any time hanging around”


“The GroundWill Shake is a constructed record. All the pieces fit and all ofthem have a

purpose for one reason or another. The album’s pop sensibilities shine through and

complimentthe rockier elements, resulting in an old-school new wave sound that feels

natural to both the here and now, and isn’t thatwhat music is really about?

Rating: 8/10″


Neon Atlas are a Cork-based alt-indie outfit that have been drawing a lot of attention from

local and national media of late. They have just released their second album ‘Graffiti Reality’

on their own label ‘Demeanour Records’. Graffiti Reality is the follow-up to 2013’s critically

acclaimed ‘Absolute Magnitude’ and according to critics ‘packs a serious musical punch’ –

being nominated for several awards in Ireland, and attracting attention from both the UK

and US. Neon Atlas have drawn comparisons with Silver Sun Pickups, Teenage Fanclub, and

Some of their recent accolades include being selected by UTV Media as their featured Irish

Act for the month of July 2015, their albumwas 2FM ‘The Alternative – Album ofthe Week in

August 2015 and they were Today FM ‘Home Grown Heroes’ in July 2015.

“Oozeswith Tim Wheeler-like melodies andWeezer-esque riffs…..the LP shines thanksto

super- slick production……. packs plenty of punch.”


“Hard to beat a solid, catchy riff –and that’s what helped bury this oneinto our brains.

Fantastic drumming and a sneering vocal also played their part in a pretty relentlessthree

minutes of indie-pop gold.”


Riot Tapes are Marty Canavan, Elaine Doyle, Darren Gorey and Chris O’Brien.

When singer Elaine first met Chris a fruitful writing partnership began. After a flurry of

recording the band released their debut single ‘Photograph’. With a line-up solidified in

the form of drummer Darren Gorey and bassist Marty Canavan the band signed to Reekus

Records. Their first Reekus release, ‘Cardinal Rules’, saw the band showcasing a sound driven

by infectious alternative hooks, driving beats and a standout voice. Follow up single, the high

-energy ‘Hello Insanity’ has recently been released to high acclaim with the band lining up

more releases for later this year.

“The entire propellent force of the songs seemsto allude to a new sense of purpose from the



“Each tune in the set is different, no filler, great breakdowns, with subtle changes in direction

to keep the audience’s attention, but never trying too hard” –

FESTIVAL AND GIG GUIDE (review of Valentia Isle Festivalset)