The Cork-based record label MDR celebrates its first birthday this Saturday, Record Store Day, by presenting a show at the Pavilion featuring two excellent live bands, Meltybrains? (who feature in We Play Here issue 2) and Band of Clouds, who released their second album Appear to Float a couple of months ago. It’s a free show, and the first 50 people in the door will receive a CD put together by the venue (the people behind the scenes there have excellent taste, trust me) and MDR celebrating new Irish music. It will include an unreleased track by Meltybrains? as well as songs from Band of Clouds, Laurie Shaw (LAURIE SHAW!!!), The Shaker Hymn, Young Wonder, The Great Balloon Race, Jackson Dyer, Moustache Latte, Elastic Sleep, Peaks and more. The covers will be individually painted by Miche├íl Quinn of Meltybrains? A no-brainer really. Doors are at 9pm.

meltybrains pavilion poster