Sounds Like: Joy Division, Depeche Mode, Killing Joke: Official, Sonic Youth, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
Label: FIFA Records, FIFA Records
Manager: Eddie Kiely
Bio: ‘Incisions’ is the blistering new single from post-punk quartet Dead School. Only the band’s third official release, they have already been signed to Irish independent label, FIFA Records and completed their first UK tour.
Dead School set their stall out in 2011 with an opening salvo of singles ...See Full Bio
“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.”