A little late on this one but for those who are yet to see the 2013 line-up for Hard Working Class Heroes can do so below. From a Cork perspective, it's great to see strong representation of the red county in the talented shapes of The Altered Hours (shocking to think they didn't appear in 2012), Carried By Waves, Cove, Dott (just before ye Galwegians pipe up singer Anna McCarhy's from Schull!), Elastic Sleep (one of the country's best new bands), REID, The Hard Ground and The Vincent(s).
Other stand-outs include little xs for eyes (who are currently guest-blogging away for this site), retro popstresses September Girls, Cave Ghosts, Biggles Flys Again (who featured at the last G-Man Presents showcase in May) and Maud In Cahoots who may yet be set to commandeer the airwaves with their catchy perk-pop. Last but not least, it's always nice to see my hometown of Wexford contribute a couple of songwriters with Frankenstein Bolts* and Niall Colfer+ set to play the capital in October.
*(Un)Interesting fact 1: songwriter Justin Cullen's dad Phil recorded a dodgy demo I did with a pal way back when. Wide-eyed teenagers who thought they were going to rule the world. Good times :)
+(Un)Interesting 2: Niall Colfer's uncle (or possibly dad) taught me in school and once saved my uncle's life.
The full list:
Affleck / Anderson / Benny Smiles / Biggles Flys Again / Blades Club! / Bouts / Carriages / CARRIED BY WAVES / Cat Dowling / Cave Ghosts / Cfit / CLU / Come On Live Long / Conor Walsh / Cove / croupier / Daithi / Death In The Sickroom / DOGS / Dott / Dylan Tighe / Elaine Mai / Elastic Sleep / Fallen Rule / Fears / Floor Staff / Frankenstein Bolts / Garret Moore / Ghosts / Gorgeous Colours / GRIM / Groom / Halves / Haüer / Hozier / I <3 The Monster Hero / I HAVE A TRIBE / I’m Your Vinyl / Inni-K / Jet Setter / Jethro Pickett / John Cathal O’Brien / Joshua Burnside / Julie Hawk / KaraKara / Kobina / Las KELLIES / Lasertom / Leanne Harte / Let’s Set Sail / Lie Ins / Little Rivers / little xs for eyes / Liza Flume / Maria Somerville / Mark Geary / Maud In Cahoots / Myles Manley / NANU NANU / Niall Colfer / Overhead, The Albatross / PLUTONIC DUST / PRINCESS / Rachel Boyd / REID / REPLETE / RYAN VAIL / September Girls / Ships / Silences / Silverbacks / Skelocrats / SLEEP MCEVOX / Sleep Thieves / So Cow / Spies / Sweet Jane / Swimmers / swords / Tandem Felix / TELL NO FOXX / The Altered Hours / The Boxing Plot / The Clameens / The Crayon Set / The Dying Seconds / the Freakles / The Hard Ground / The Heads Of State / THE LATE DAVID TURPIN / The Manhattan Syndrome / The Notas / The Pale / The Vincent(s) / The Young Folk / Thinkerrs / This Side Up / tieranniesaur / UNKNOWN / Wild Promises / windings
For more on Hard Working Class Heroes:
- Hard Working Class Heroes takes place in various Dublin venues 4th, 5th & 6th October 2013
- For more on Hard Working Class Heroes visit hwch.net
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