Gig of the Week: Vernon Jane launch their new album in The Academy with support from BiCurious this Friday

We’re big fans of Vernon Jane here at TMFTML, so it’s only fitting that this weeks ‘Gig of the Week’ goes to the Dublin jazz-punks who continue their unstoppable rise by launching their debut album ‘The Ritual of Love Making’ tomorrow night in The Academy.

The band have gone from strength to strength throughout the years, constantly pushing their musical boundaries and innovating with each release. Having been lucky enough to attend the intimate preview show in Abner Browns Barbershop last month I can safely say that this show is not to be missed.

Support on the night comes from instrumental noise-wizards BiCurious and remaining tickets are extremely limited so don’t sleep on this.

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Gig of the Week: Vernon Jane & THUMPER launch new singles in The Sugar Club this Saturday!

Two of our favourite Irish bands return this week with two wildly different and equally exciting new singles.

Jazz/Punk/Psyjance purveyors Vernon Jane have just dropped a brilliant new video for their single ‘Fragile’, directed by Conor Dockery (DOCK). The track itself is an enigmatic display of songwriting, full of chaotic and disparate sounds that somehow gel together into a deep groove that’s hard to shake once it sticks in your head.

The band said in their own words:

”Fragile explores the darker side of human nature. It captures the constant battle between keeping yourself together, or letting yourself truly fall apart.The water in the video represents the feeling of suffocating under your own expectations. We tell ourselves we have to be stronger. We have to get better, And stay better. We forget to tell ourselves to be our own authentic self. To find strength in vulnerability and fragility. We push ourselves until we break. This video represents a breaking point.”

This may be one of the few opportunities to catch them on such a small stage, Vernon Jane have just signed a worldwide distribution deal with AMS Records as well as a Chinese distribution deal with Pocket Records. Their last single ‘Fuck Me’ has also racked up a crazy 227,000 plays online. Don’t sleep on this one people.


Also launching a new single on the night are Dublin fuzz merchants THUMPER. Explosively energetic live, previous recordings have leaned pretty steeply towards the lo-fi end of the spectrum, failing to fully capture the bands raucous sound. We’re happy to report that this is not the case on the Dan Fox (Girl Band) produced ‘AFL’. The track is a perfectly polished gritty ear bleeder, rocketing through it’s 3:43 and begging to be played again.

The song is about ageing rapidly but gaining no wisdom. Feeling like a child in a man’s suit, desperately playing catch-up in the Imposter Syndrome Champions League. Every Friday night gasping for answers in the smoking area of your nearest terror den. The music thunders on and words fall away like the raving of a calm lunatic. There’s no conclusion, even at the end. 

Supporting both bands on the night are one of Ireland’s most promising instrumental bands, BiCurious. Twonys Cosmic Disco Wobbler DJs will finish out the night, hitting the decks til 3am.

Tickets are a steal at €10 and are available at the Sugar Clubs website here.

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Dublin math/post rock bands come together to raise much needed funds for Dan Wild-Beesly(Cleft)


A group of Ireland’s best noise/prog/math/instrumental and post-rock bands are coming together to raise some much needed funds for Cleft guitarist Dan Wild-Beesley.

Dan is in need of potentially life saving surgery on two brain tumors that will cost upwards of £50,000. A lot of this sum has already been raised and Dublin musicians are uniting to do their bit to help raise the rest.

The lineup on the night includes Chancer, New Secret Weapon, Megacone, Vernon Jane, BiCurious and Mutefish so even if this wasn’t for a good cause it’s already a fantastic lineup to fill your Friday night with.

The gig is in The Bowery in Rathmines and the suggested donation is €7, more details can be found on the Facebook Event here.

If you can’t make the gig but still want to donate to Dan’s treatment you can visit his JustGiving page here.