GAMAK

Owensie, Hidden Highways, Peter Delaney, Crayonsmith, Elk, Jogging, Windings, giveamanakick (!!!). Wow. That is some lineup, and a reminder why Out On A Limb is the best record label in Ireland. So the details: In Bourke’s Bar on Catherine Street, Limerick, on Saturday, August 10, Owensie, Hidden Highways and Peter Delaney will play an afternoon show run by Seoda Shows. In Dolan’s that night, Crayonsmith, Elk, Jogging and Windings will perform before OOAL’s first signing giveamanakick, whose last show was in the same venue in 2009, take to the stage. Giveamanakeith and Steveamanakick are back for one night only for what could well be the gig (and lineup) of the year. It’s all part of OOAL’s 10th birthday bash (has it really been 10 years?). Tickets cost €10 and cover entry to both venues. Tickets will be available from Dolan’s Bar, Bourke’s Bar, and dolans.ie from June 17. You can listen to GAMAK’s debut album is it ok to be loud, Jesus? below, while there’s some cool info about the label, from the press release, after the jump.


Press release: Out On A Limb Records is an independent record label started in Limerick City, Ireland. The label was set up in the summer of 2003 (July 3 to be precise) with the release of Is it OK to be loud, Jesus?, the debut album from local band giveamanakick. The label was founded by Richard Bourke and Albert Twomey, both prominent members of the since defunct Aspersion Music Collective (AMC). They were joined at the end of 2003 by Ciarán Ryan.

2003 also saw the arrival of Cork outfit Rest to the label with their contribution to a split Christmas single with gamak. Since those two, a heap of other acts have joined the label. They include: Waiting Room, Ten Past Seven, windings, Hooray For Humans, Crayonsmith, Owensie, Hidden Highways, Elk, Jogging, and Peter Delaney. Acts such as Berkeley, Vertigo Smyth, C!ties, and Guilty Optics have also featured on split 7s released by the label.

To date, the label has released 16 albums, 4 EPs, 5 7s, and a number of other bits n’ bops. The last few years have been quite prolific for the label – along with a windings 7″ and Hidden Highways EP, 2012 saw the release of LPs from Jogging (Take Courage), Owensie (Citizens) and the Choice-nominated I Am Not The Crow from windings. This year they’ve released the long awaited second album from Rest (I Hold The Wolf) and the new album from Peter Delaney (Witch Bottle). Two new albums are due for release in the Autumn – the debut album from Hidden Highways and the keenly anticipated follow up to 2008’s White Wonder from Crayonsmith.

Out On A Limb Records is still based in Limerick, and since 2009, all aspects of the label have been run by label partners Richard Bourke and Ciarán Ryan.