Tag: fred
Fred, pictured at their last show in the Pavilion by BrĂ­d O'Donovan

After 15 years, Cork band Fred called it a day on Saturday night, filling the Pavilion stage to overflowing with friends and musicians. A heaving crowd, there were more than a few tear-stained cheeks after Joe O’Leary, Jamie Hanrahan, Jamin O’Donovan and Justin O’Mahony and Jamin’s dad crowdsurfed on a wave of happiness. Two million […]

Fact: any day when you get to hear a Fred song is a good day. And any day when you get to hear a new Fred song is a wonderful day. ‘Battles’ is not quite a new song, but it is an unheard one. It was recorded while the Cork band were over in Montreal […]

Everybody’s favourite band from Cork, Fred release their latest video from last year’s Leaving My Empire. They’ve mastered the art of the pop song and put all their knowledge to use on ‘Villains’, which sees them floating through the air, but never ever missing a beat. Beating the drum to announce the video on Facebook, […]

Leaving My Empire by fredtheband Fred’s fourth album is out this Friday and it manages to outperform its predecessor. Each song sounds bigger and better than what went before. ‘Stereoscope’ in particular ups the ante to anthemic proportions. I might have to do separate posts on each track because at the moment, words can’t do […]

You did get the memo telling you Fred are the best band in Ireland, right? Their last album, Go God Go, was one of my favourite albums of 2008 (yes, I liked music before the blog started), and opening track ‘Skyscrapers’ soundtracked that summer. That it coincided that was an awesome summer does perhaps have […]

It has been a great year for Irish music – one of the best I can remember. Every week, my most played album is between Redneck Manifesto, Two Door Cinema Club, Villagers and And So I Watch You From Afar. And that is without mentioning the other great Irish bands that have been releasing free […]