And So I Watch You From Afar announce 4 Irish tour dates.

Ahead of the release of their fifth studio album, Belfast instrumental rockers And So I Watch You From Afar have announced a string of tour dates this December. The four piece are truly a a sonic force best experienced live. This coupled with the fact that they very rarely tour Ireland means that tickets will likely be in short supply after they go on sale tomorrow morning.

The dates are:

December 28: Academy, Dublin
December 29: Garbo’s, Castlebar, Co. Mayo
December 30: Cyprus Avenue, Cork
December 31: Roisin Dubh, Galway

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Meltybrains? are back with a new EP on the eve of their biggest show to date.

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Dublin’s weirdest band Meltybrains? are back with their new ‘Kiss Yourself’ EP. The self released body of work is a sometimes scattered but always interesting collection that benefits greatly from repeat listens. There is a LOT to digest here. It’s chock full of beautifully developed motifs that are pushed right to their sonic limits.

This EP feels like a real leap forward in terms of direction from some of the bands earlier work and leaves you begging for more. We might just get it as they reportedly wrote over 40 tracks while demoing this EP with plans to release the rest in the near future.

Tomorrow night (Friday 24th) the 5 piece will be finishing up a tour that saw them play shows up and down Ireland, Iceland and the UK with their biggest headline show to date in The Academy, Dublin. I’ve said it before but live is where Meltybrains? really shine.

Their gigs are full on performance art pieces with frequent crowd participation and social experiments thrown in. They’ve said they have some big surprises up their sleeves and I can’t even guess what they could be. I’m pretty confident they’ll be a lot of fun though. Tickets are still available here, snap one up before their gone. This will be a show to remember.

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