Lisa Lemur and Plugd Records have teamed up to take on the “annual drink-n-puke fest known as St Patrick’s weekend” and have revealed a tasty weekend lineup that will stop you working on a float for the parade – I was sure I was going to win best float this year and everything!

On Friday, March 14, Stanley Brinks & The Wave Pictures will play the TDC, with support from French singer-songwriter Freschard, and JohnofSilence, marking the first outing of O Emperor’s Richie Walsh’s new solo project. Tickets for that show are €5. On Saturday, March 15, Cork is in for a treat as Katie Kim finally returns, with an early show (doors 8pm) in the TDC. Support for that gig is from local trio Morning Veils and costs €10. Finally, on Sunday, March 16, No Spill Blood will play the TDC, with doors from 9pm. They should have an album arriving on Sargent House later in the year and this will hopefully be my first time catching them – I’ve been spinning their Street Meat EP forever, man! Support is TBA and tickets are €7.

So if you’ve done the maths you’ll have counted up to €22 that you’ll have to splash out for all three shows – which would totally be worth it. But Lisa and Plugd are offering handmade weekend tickets – ie for the three shows – for €15. Tickets go onsale from Plugd on Tuesday, February 25. The poster is down below and after the jump is a few bits and bobs from the press release about each band in case you’re not familiar – YOU’RE NOT FAMILIAR WITH KATIE KIM?!!? WHAT HAVE YOU BEEN DOING WITH YOUR LIFE??


From the press release:
Stanley Brinks is best known as one of the founding brothers of French folk act Herman Düne. Since leaving Herman Düne in December 2006 he has been championed by the likes of Jeffrey Lewis; has recorded more than 100 albums; collaborated with the New York antifolk scene on several occasions; recorded and toured with traditional Norwegian musicians and played a lot with The Wave Pictures. The Wave Pictures have been playing their brand of old-school rock-and-roll for more than a decade now, including slots at Primavera Sound and Green Man. The Guardian has described their work as “charming, witty pop songs shot through with Jonathan Richman’s gawky glee and Suede’s doomed provincial romanticism…” The two acts recently recorded a single ‘Orange Juice’ for Fika Records, which will be featuring on the cover CD of the next UNCUT.

Katie Kim is the pseudonym of Katie Sullivan when she performs and records her slowcore, ethereal, ambient folk/pop. Detuned guitars and sparse piano playing, walls of loops and echoing vocals come to the fore along with grisly tones and haunting and experimental flavours for sounds. All of which are executed with subtle simplicity. Paired with a voice that reviewers and fans alike have tried unsuccessfully to pin down to a niche or genre, Katie Kim’s style is entirely of her own making. Katie’s album Cover and Flood has been soundtracking the Gulpd Café evenings almost non-stop since we held an official listening party for its release in 2012, so everyone here is very much psyched at having her play in the TDC.

Ireland’s vitalic rock scene has once again created musical alchemy in the form of No Spill Blood. The band – formed from the much-loved, respected and established bands Adebisi Shank, Hands Up Who Wants To Die? Elk and Magic Pockets – released their debut EP Street Meat internationally through Sargent House last year. Matt Hedigan (Hands Up Who Wants To Die?, Elk) on bass and vocals, Ruadhan O’Meara (Magic Pockets) on synths and Lar Kaye (Adebisi Shank) on drums took time out of their other bands to jam in Dublin in early 2011 after Matt had moved to the city from Cork. The trio’s shared musical influences, the agile post-rock electronic punch of Trans Am, the playful noise of Devo and the low-down post-punk of the Melvins can be heard melded into No Spill Blood’s spirited hurtling rhythms. While their other musical projects contribute to the tempos, the tones and the textures of the music, No Spill Blood’s sound is unequivocally their own. Repetitive Kraut-esque rhythms are goaded by O’Meara’s buzzsaw vintage synthesizers, Kaye swaps his robotic guitar work in Adebisi Shank for incisively-charged drums and Hedigan provides the fuzzed-out low-end and beastly vocals. Or in their own words – “Heft, Heft, Synth, Heft, Heft.”