WEDNESDAY 23.04 COBBLESTONE JOE’S LIMERICK
THURSDAY 24.04 THE ROISIN DUBH GALWAY
FRIDAY 25.04 McGARRIGLES SLIGO
SATURDAY 26.04 THE PAVILION CORK
Note: ticket prices & door times vary. Please see venue website for details.
The Certain Three Tour returns for its fifth year this April with another eclectic lineup of three of the most exciting acts to emerge from Ireland and the UK in some time.
Curated and organised by Irish booking agency Word of Mouth, this year’s tour sees psych-rock act The Altered Hours (A Recordings) and New-York/Dublin-based literary pop artist Myles Manley join Manchester’s new shoegaze stars Patterns(Melodic Records) for five dates across Ireland.
The Certain Three Tour has become a staple of the Irish music calendar over the past five years, with previous tours featuring Katie Kim, O Emperor, We Cut Corners, The Lost Brothers and Alessi’s Ark, amongst others.
THIS YEAR’S ACTS:
THE ALTERED HOURS
The Altered Hours exist in a swirl of the psychedelic and hypnotic and have brought their blend of guitar-driven psych rock to audiences around Europe, including tours with White Hills, Singapore Sling and invitations back to play both Liverpool Festival of Psychedelia and Electric Picnic for two years in a row.
This spring sees the release of their new single Dig Early on 7″ vinyl, released on Art for Blind Records. Their last EP, Sweet Jelly Roll, was produced by Fabien Leseure in Berlin and released in 2013 as a 10” vinyl on Anton Newcombe’s A Recordings Ltd.
The band will return to Berlin in the coming months to record their debut album in the city’s legendary Funkhaus studio.
Myles Manley is a popstar from Sligo, Ireland who released a first greatest hits collection Greatest Hits 2012-2013 in September 2013.
The 13-track album collects the best of three collections of songs released in 2012/2013. The first was a self-titled EP of orchestrated folk; the second a sparse rocknroll album called Rocknroll Vicar / Rocknroll Priest made with backing band The Little People; and the third an EP called Jagger Manqué with electronic arrangements by London-based producer Mr. Jefferson. (Genres are rough and songs, songs.)
Myles Manley’s Greatest Hits 2012-2013 was preceded by a further single Next Please in summer 2013 and festival appearances at Castlepalooza and Electric Picnic, and followed by an Irish and UK tour in support of the release.
A new 7″ single will be released later this year.
Anchored pop-infused shoegaze, as are contemporaries Deerhunter and Panda Bear,Patterns extract the walls of dissonance of bands like The Jesus & Mary Chain or My Bloody Valentine and soften the edges. Using electronics and hushed reverb and delay, they aim towards the otherworldly, putting their vocals to the forefront to create a real emotional core. Speaking about the aforementioned 80s influences, McAuley explains that Patterns “never wanted to be a rock band in the same way that those guys were” making “music that’s somewhere between drone and pop, almost like it’s stretched in two different directions.