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Dead School / Press

“In sharp contrast to the sweetness of Tieranniesaur, Cork boys Dead School fire gritty post-punk at the audience in waves of grinding guitar and growling vocals. The hard-working four-piece have gigged like crazy In Ireland, perfecting the frenzied, growling rock on display tonight. Dead School are reminiscent of headliners Whipping Boy, with a spot of fellow countrymen My Bloody Valentine thrown in, but there’s nothing dated about this lot. Obviously champing at the bit to get on with their UK tour, it’s all rip-roaring, intense guitars, witty lyrics and a hell of a lot of punch. Finishing with the swooping ‘Standing On The Edge’ and its searingly loud sibling ‘Frailties’, Dead School are a riotous lesson in taking a well-trodden genre and tearing it a new one. Following the fired-up set of Dead School, the main act Whipping Boy – once known for their wry odes to life and love – fall sadly flat. Time to pass the baton on to the new school of Irish talent.”

“Local Lads Dead School kick off proceedings in Corks Pavilion, all but breaking sound barriers with their impossibly loud, guitar-driven rock. The venue is already heaving when the frenzied foursome take to the stage and although they've got the freshest faces of the line up, the crowd welcome them with open arms. Judging by these happy revellers, Dead School's hard hitting tunes pack an immediate punch.”

“Alternative post-punk band from Cork, Dead School have announce their ‘Frailties’ tour in support of their single which they are releasing next month. The single ‘Frailties’ comes out on April 28th and they will be touring Ireland in support of it over the months of May and April taking in Cork, Waterford, Clonmell, Limerick, Thomastown, Dublin, Galway and Cork again along the way. Tour Dates The Pavilion, Cork – Thurs 28th April Sals Bar, Waterford – Fri 29th April The Piper Inn, Clonmel – Sat 30th April Baker Place, Limerick – Fri 6th May Murphy’s, Thomastown – Sat 14th May Whelans, Dublin – Thurs 19th May Roisin Dubh, Galway – Fri 20th May Crane Lane, Cork – Thurs 26th May”

“On Saturday Mar 12 Dead School play The Piper Inn on Gladstone St, Clonmel. Dead School are one of the freshest bands on the Irish scene.Having spent an intense few months holed up in various flats and practice rooms writing songs and honing their sound they are proving themselves as genuine talent.Just six months together they are already filling venues and have a schedule that sees them playing every week in the coming months in venues across the country. They have a growing fan base and have attracted the interest of various record labels.Their live show is something special, it is full of raw energy, swirling guitars, pounding drums and unique vocals. These elements combined with their broad range of influences ranging from My Bloody Valentine to Nick Cave combine to create an original and exciting sound.The band are currently in studio finishing their debut single 'Frailities' which is due out on Apr 28. This will be followed by a nationwide tour. ”

“Frailties http://www.blaubushka.com – Inspired by the dark sounds of Dead School's track Frailties.... Friends, don't worry about the state I'm in....Take a look at yourself.Take a look at yourself. Blau xImages via We Heart ItLyrics 'Frailties' by Dead School Read”

“I had a rather important college exam on Tuesday which was followed swiftly by a rather fun night out. What better way to spend the night then by going to see Dead School get loud in The Quad bar. They are one of the freshest bands on the Cork scene; Dead School. This a four piece alternative rock band that is creating a stir on the local scene. Dead School was formed in August and comprises of and Donal McDonald (vocals/percussion), James McDonald (guitar/drums /vocals), Cathal Maher (guitar/drums /keys) and Ruairi Dale (bass). Roll Call.BlauTopshopSarah of My Third Cousin.Vintage/marketsDead School are playing support to Dublin band Heroes In Hiding, The Quad, February 25th. ”

“Something for the Weekend #53 Some of you may be wondering where the Blaubushka resident male model James McDonald has disappeared to, well... Meet one of the freshest bands on the Cork scene; Dead School. This a four piece alternative rock band that is creating a stir on the local scene. Dead School was formed in August and comprises of and Donal McDonald (vocals/percussion), James McDonald (guitar/drums /vocals), Cathal Maher (guitar/drums /keys) and Ruairi Dale (bass). Having spent an intense few months holed up in various flats and practice rooms writing the songs and honing their sound they are proving themselves as genuine talent. Below is a video from one of the more recent gigs and don't worry I'm working on a few SS'11 men's trends for James to model soon. I wonder if I'll be allowed play band stylist... ”

“Meet one of the freshest bands on the Cork scene; Dead School. This a four piece alternative rock band that is creating a stir on the local scene. Dead School was formed in August and comprises of and Donal McDonald (vocals/percussion), James McDonald (guitar/drums /vocals), Cathal Maher (guitar/drums /keys) and Ruairi Dale (bass). Having spent an intense few months holed up in various flats and practice rooms writing the songs and honing their sound they are proving themselves as genuine talent. Wanting to delve deeper into the mindset and mood of this band I jumped at the chance of an interview.”

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