As co-founders of the Popical Island collective, Dublin band Groom and its moonlighting members have been responsible for creating, and disseminating, some of the finer sounds to grace our ears over the last few years. The band has been quiet since 2010’s relationship-ruminating ‘Marriage’, with side projects a-plenty filling the interim up until this new four-track EP. ‘Brothers & Sisters’ […]
The next Groom release will be out on 27th July 2013 and will be a four song EP. It will be called ‘Brothers and Sisters’, and each song is being recorded and mixed by a different member of the band. Four flavours of Groom.
Lots of photos from the Popical Island #2 launch are over on the Popical Island Facebook page. Fun day!
Here’s six of the two hundred covers we made for Compilation #2. They were painted and stamped by Anna, Annie, Bronwyn, Cormac, Jonny, Mide, Mike, Nora, Pádraig C, Padraig O’R, Ruan, Saileóg and Valerie. Mike made the spinning contraption that gave them that lovely effect, we were all really impressed but we hid it and were all like “Pfft! Check out Doc Brown and his dumb machine!” to annoy him.
We love you Mike!
The launch party for Popical Island #2, a compilation featuring 18 of Ireland’s best indie pop bands.
Upstairs@Whelan’s, 25 Wexford St, Dublin 2
Saturday, June 25th, 2:30 pm
We had such a good time last year at the launch of our first compilation that we’re doing…