Sounds Like: Beck, Band of Horses, Arcade Fire, Wilco, Glen Hansard
Label: Dirtbird Records (band's own)
Bio: One of Ireland’s most respected and successful acts, The Walls were formed by brothers Steve and Joe Wall. Over the years they have not only supported artists such as U2, Bob Dylan, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Crowded House, but renowned US-tastemaker Nic Harcourt even invited them all the way to L... See Full BioMore Info
THE WALLS Kenny's Bar, Lahinch, Co. Clare Thurs. 21 February 2013 Doors 8pm, Tickets €15.00 Tickets available online from: http://kennysbar.ticketbud.com/the-walls-live-at-kennys-bar-lahinch-co-clare One of Ireland’s most respected and successful bands, The Walls were formed by brothers Steve and Joe Wall after the demise of their legendary, multi-platinum band The Stunning. They started their own imprint Dirtbird Records in order to release their first album 'Hi-Lo'. It went Gold in Ireland on the back of good airplay and a helping hand from U2 who added them to their second, legendary, Slane Castle show after the band sent them the cd. The follow-up album 'New Dawn Breaking' went Top 5. It includes the classic 'To the Bright and Shining Sun', containing that infectious guitar riff which helped The Walls become a household name when it was used on a major TV commercial. Other major acts The Walls have graced the stage with include Bob Dylan, Crowded House and Red Hot Chilli Peppers. Over the years The Walls have not only supported artists such as U2, Bob Dylan, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Crowded House, but renowned US-tastemaker Nic Harcourt even invited them all the way to L.A. to perform live on his legendary KCRW show Morning Becomes Eclectic. As well as the US, the band have played in France, the Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia, Austria and in 2007, they undertook their first ever trip to Australia where Crowded House offered them lucrative support slots on their massive re-union gigs in Sydney and Melbourne. That same year, band took some time out from touring and built their own recording studio in Dublin. They retreated into the darkness to work on album number three. Steve and Joe took a break from recording to work on a revolutionary new two-man audio-visual show that they devised. It took two years to perfect and took people by surprise when they performed a set of new songs at the SXSW Music Festival in Austin, Texas in March of that year. They released a double A-sided single “Carrying the Fire” and “Phantom Power”, with both sides doing well on Irish Radio. A four-track EP “Bird in a Cage” was released in summer 2011, containing two tracks from the album and two previously unreleased songs. 'Bird in a Cag'e received heavy rotation on radio stations in the north and south of Ireland. The third album “Stop the Lights” was released in March 2012 and went Top 20 in Ireland with reviews saying it’s their best yet. "The third offering from The Walls is a finely-wrought assortment of slick sonic treats.......on Stop the Lights they push the boundaries of their craft: this is their most adventurous work to date…..Delightful". - Hot Press Magazine "An ambitious record with countless layers and textures, so lovingly created (the art work is beautiful), that truly reaffirms the belief that great long plays are still being written and produced…sublime." Louder than War May 10th 2012 "Their capacity to craft catchy melodies certainly remains intact and Stop The Lights is arguably their finest work to date." - Alternative Ulster Magazine Website: http://thewalls.ie/ Facebook: www.facebook.com/thewallsband
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