Bumper Night In Whelan's (and that's not just because New Amusement are playing)

With the daily dose of economic woe becoming increasingly tiresome it probably makes sense to engage in activities that involve that strange little activity known as having-some-fun. And even if your budget is a shadow of its former self how about spending €8 this Saturday (28 Feb) to spy on three of Ireland’s brighest up and comers. Escape Act, New Amusement and Cashier No.9 are all capable of guitar led anthems as the tunes that follow so ably prove. You’ll also be privy to the fabled Whelan’s disco wherein the faceless DJ spins tunes your Dad not only recognises but is also partial to throwing some awkward simian shapes to (we wouldn’t change it for the world mind). If €8 is too much there is one other alternative as we’ve got a free double pass for the first person to email.

We’ve been on Escape Act’s case for a while now and their debut album continues to dazzle whenever its shuffles into earview. ‘Green’ is a jaunty affair about the hazards of drinking, namely the inevitable painful following day.

Escape Act – Green

More Info: Official

Cashier No.9 are a new one on me but ‘To The Death of Fun’ is hugely impressive. I’m hearing Gomez, but the version before the inspiration increasingly bled from their records. It has cool swagger displaying the svelt morning after vocals of one Daniel Todd.

Cashier No.9 – To The Death of Fun

More Info: Myspace

New Amusement’s progress has been a joy to behold and they are a devastating live act. Listen to the propulsion on ‘Shocks’ and imagine the effect at full pelt in a crowded room, even if their guitars are set to be unplugged for this show.

New Amusement – Shocks

More Info: Myspace

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  1. February 25, 2009

    Wow it is a great line-up and for €2 cheaper than night-club prices it’s definately a recession buster! Nice to see the In Motion reissue getting a push on thumped!

  2. Rui Alexandre Pinto
    February 26, 2009

    That’s why we Portuguese have a great jealosy of you Irish people. Three cool band’s with a sparkling sound!

  3. Anonymous
    February 27, 2009

    Was exceedingly pleased to hear Escape Act get a play on KEXP’s morning show in NYC yesterday. God Says was the track.

  4. March 1, 2009

    the gig was brilliant. jesus, cashier no. 9 were loud and brimming with quality tunes.

  5. March 1, 2009

    Great to hear but feck I’m pissed I missed it now.

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