WHO’S THIS? presents CABL

Date: 29 Jul 2023
Time: 8pm
Ticket Price: €10 BUY TICKET


Saturday July 29th, 8pm, Main Room + Special guests Ten Hail Marys 

Who’s This? proudly presents CABL with very special guest Ten Hail Marys live at The Workman’s Club, Dublin Saturday, 29th July 2023. 


Who’s This? is a monthly curation of the ultimate acts in Ireland who make you ask that very question. Our aim is to promote and cultivate a stronger community for upcoming and established Irish bands.



CABL (pronounced Cable) are a self proclaimed “indie pop band put through a broken dishwasher”. Their subject matter often deals with themes such as addiction, flawed family situations and mental illness surrounded by introspective ideas with carefully orchestrated noise, harmony, and infectious melodies. 


After spending lockdown shaping their sound, their hard work was actualised at a sold out Workmans Club supporting GURRIERS on Halloween night of 2021. CABL have since built up a reputation as one of the most exciting live acts in Dublin. This reputation has secured them an appearance in Vicar Street and support slots with bands such as Ulrika Spacek, Ducks LTD, Robocobra Quartet, Cruel Sister and an Irish tour with Kynsy


Through the deliberate juxtaposition of abrasive and ambient noise, CABL’s debut single ‘What a Pop Song Sounds Like’, reflects the turbulent and fickle nature of dysfunctional relationships. With the help of producer Chris Ryan (Just Mustard, NewDad and Robocobra Quartet), CABL‘s sophomore single ‘Stranded at the Airport‘ takes a more dream pop inspired approach. Described as a “Slow burning banger” by The Goo, the track blends ambient glitch loops with fuzzed out Kevin Shields-esque guitar work and sampled backing vocals which accumulate to a crescendo of intricate noise. Void magazine describe the track as “ominous” and “undoubtedly Irish” paying homage to the aforementioned Irish noise and shoegaze heavies


Their sold out debut headline in Whelan’s was dubbed by The Goo as “cacophony of blissful noise”, focusing on creating one cohesive piece of music with instrumental interludes and dynamic musicianship, rather than as a collection of individual tracks. A second headline show in March 2023 was met with a similar reaction, selling out the Workmans Cellar in conjunction with MCD. This headline showed the musical growth CABL has undergone since first taking centre stage. 

Incorporating electronic loops that contrast a new found folk influence from the addition of acoustic guitar and violins, further diversifying their musical palette which will prove to be varied and distinct in upcoming projects.