PREMIERE: Bannered Mare drop new EP ‘Fear Of Missing Out’ ahead of launch show in Sin É this Saturday


Bannered Mare are back with a brand new 7 track EP. The west of Ireland outfit burst out of the gate last year as the new solo moniker of ex-Race the Flux front man Joe Padfield. His first release, the ‘Gizzards EP’, was self recorded entirely by Padfield in Mayo’s Mariachi Studios and it is a collection of beautifully reflective songs that demands repeat listens.

In the year since that release, the band has been fleshed out with some of the West’s most prolific musicians. Joining him are Paul Higgins (also formerly of Race The Flux) on Guitar, Kyle Dee (ex-Ka tet) on Bass,  Derek Ellard (DerekEllardmusic) on Synth/Guitars and Dylan Murphy on Drums.

‘Fear of Missing Out’ takes full advantage of this new lineup in the studio and comprises 7 gorgeously composed math-rock anthems clocking in at just under 30 minutes. The songs are uplifting, hook filled and packed with a driving energy akin to the aforementioned Race The Flux and even bordering on some of Enemies later styles.

Padfield’s signature vocal style is stamped all over the record, blended expertly with double tracking harmonies sprinkled throughout. The interplay of the rhythm section and array of intertwining guitar riffs keeps the listener engaged and the sometimes erratic pacing is a treat for curious ears to unpack.

The EP releases on all platforms tomorrow through indie label Umbrella Records. As anyone who’s experienced the band live before knows, on stage is where they really shine! You can catch Bannered Mare live this Saturday in Sin É. Entry is FREE and support comes from Chow Mein.

Galway audiences can catch them on November 23rd in The Loft at the first edition of A Modern Movement. The lineup is STACKED with performances from Vulpynes, Bannered Mare, Fox Jaw and Slyrydes. Tickets are €10 on the door or €5  for the forst 30 people in. More details at the event page here.

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TMFMTL Presents #007 – We turn 5 this Saturday in Sin É with CHANCER & Pranks

TMFTML turns 5 this March (whut?!?) and we’re bringing the noise to Sin É Dublin to celebrate in style!

Headlining on the night are Dublin instrumental math wizards Chancer. This 4-piece supergroup tear the roof off every room they play in. Their music is complex in nature but instantly accessible, full of mind bending loops and ear grabbing hooks. Expect to have a serious bangover after this set! For fans of Adebisi Shank, And So I Watch You From Afar & Ttng.

”Chancer deliver punchy hooks and off-kilter ear-worms. The band has transitioned from a solo project to duo, from power-trio to power-quattro, with members from other local bands stepping in and filling the interstices. The band’s latest single ‘Banger’ is bound to get you bouncing.” Fecking Bahamas

We’re extremely excited to have the mighty Pranks returning to the stage to support. These guys have to be seen to believed. The power-duo produce ground shaking, blisteringly explosive grunge tunes full of the tastiest riffs imaginable. For fans of Queens of the Stone Age, Royal Blood & Death From Above 1979

““Showing that economy doesn’t necessary mean you can’t deliver a bludgeoningly loud rock show, Micheal Sheil and Gearoid Connaughton’s grunge-leaning rock music has the big riffs and metal chops of old. They sound like Manic Street Preachers’ James Dean Bradfield letting loose on a Queens of the Stone Age track. It’s old school stuff done well.” – Nialler9’s New Artist of the Week, The Irish Times

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TMFTML Presents #006 is this Saturday with Bannered Mare & Stevie Darragh(Overhead The Albatross)

We’re starting 2019 off with a BANG! Bringing two of our favourite discoveries of last year together this Saturday in Sin É Dublin for a monstrous double headline show.


Bannered Mare is the new moniker of ex-Race the Flux front man Joe Padfield. In June he dropped the first single, ‘My Anatomy’, a sweeping blend of math-rock guitar layers and alt-folk touches. This was just the first taste of what was to come from Octobers ‘Gizzards EP’. Self recorded entirely by Padfield in Mayo’s Mariachi Studios, the EP is a collection of beautifully reflective songs that demands repeat listens.

In the months since, the band has been fleshed out with some of the Wests most prolific musicians. Joining him are Paul Higgins (ex-RTF) on Guitar, Kyle Dee (ex-Ka tet) on Bass,
Derek Ellard (DerekEllardmusic) on Synth/Guitars and Dylan Murphy on Drums.
With a new EP due to be released later this year, now is the perfect time to check this incredible act out live.


Stevie Darragh Music is perhaps better known as the lead guitarist of the many-headed behemoth that is Overhead, The Albatross. Following the massively successful release of 2016’s ‘Learning to Growl’ and it’s subsequent tours, Stevie wasted no time and released the gorgeous ‘Fragments EP’ in early 2018. An accomplished composer and multi-instrumentalist, Stevie flexes his orchestral muscles on the EP creating lush and emotive soundscapes. He realises these live through a combination of looped guitars, keyboards, vocals and multilayered backing tracks which truly result in an end far greater than the sum of it’s parts.

2018 was a busy year that saw Stevie supporting acts such as Gaelynn Lea Music (NPR tiny desk winner), Gerry Leonard Spooky Ghost (David Bowie’s Guitarist and long time musical director) & legendary UK math rock trio THREE TRAPPED TIGERS as well performing at Other Voices in Dingle.

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TMFTML Presents #004 this Friday with Chancer, WOLFF and Markas Carcas

We’re getting in to the spirit of Halloween with a lineup of acts that are guaranteed to make you scream!

Headlining on the night and launching their incredible new single ‘Streets of Ragel’ are Dublin instrumental math wizards Chancer. Originally a solo side project of Val Normal‘s Dara Walsh, the band has expanded to a 4-piece and have just completed their first Irish tour. Their music is complex in nature but instantly accessible, full of mind bending loops and ear grabbing hooks. For fans of Adebisi Shank, And So I Watch You From Afar and TTNG.

”Chancer deliver punchy hooks and off-kilter ear-worms. The band has transitioned from a solo project to duo, from power-trio to power-quattro, with members from other local bands stepping in and filling the interstices. The band’s latest single ‘Banger’ is bound to get you bouncing.”Feckingbahamas.com

Support on the night comes from Wexford riffsmiths WOLFF, purveyors of the finest thrash blues the southeast has to offer. WOLLF is the brainchild of Johhny Stewart who, along with his hard hitting bandmates, has carved a niche through the Irish music landscape over the last 2 years with a combination of killer tunes and hard graft. Their new single ‘Freak Like Me’ comes out TODAY so be sure to check it out! For Fans of Queens of the Stone AgeThe Black Keys and Black Rebel Motorcycle Club (Official Page)

Markas and Koach from the foot stompin blues spewin Markas Carcas and the Trail Gang are opening the show for us as well! Markas Carcas is the musical moniker of Dubliner Mark Flynn, whose musical journey started early having learnt the piano at a young age before dropping the instrument in favour of the guitar. Those early years training his fingers on the keys shine through in his unique style of finger picking and highly rhythmic strumming. His music is straight up delta blues, flown from Mississippi with a detour through Dublin.

We’ll have prizes on the night for ‘Best Costume’ so be sure to get your trusty Bin Bag Batman out of the back of the wardrobe!

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TMFTML Presents #003 this Friday with Leila Jane & The Healers, Mike Paterson and Eoin Martin

Continuing our series of curated shows, we’re back with an evening acoustic leaning acts to ease you in to the Autumn dusk.

Headlining on the night are Leila Jane & The Healers. Leila Jane’s voice is as unmistakable as it is unique. Drawing influence from the Delta Blues and the sweet sounding tones of 50’s Rock and Roll and Country, their music is blissful and serene but not afraid to bite. Raw, heartfelt lyrics reveal an old soul hiding inside a youthful visage. Think Janis Joplin singing the songs of Joni Mitchell.

“Donegal native Leila Jane evokes the best of classic blues while adding a fresh native twist. Her vocals and guitar playing call to mind the sultry folk of Karen Dalton, but she never runs the risk of losing her Irish twang.” Hot Press Magazine

Support on the night comes from Mike Paterson and Eoin Martin.

Cavan singer-songwriter Mike Paterson cut his teeth as the lead singer of blues-rockers Travis Oaks, touring at home and abroad extensively. The band came to an end in 2016, after which Mike hid out in his native county, contemplating the next steps in his musical journey. What followed was a series of stripped back acoustic tracks, featuring simple but unforgettable vocal melodies laid over finger style guitar. Mike is creating songs to paint pictures of nostalgia. His first live single, Outside Lines was released on May 30th 2017. Think Neil Young indulging his more reflective side.

Tullamore native Eoin Martin has spent the last number of years honing his craft and finding his own voice in the crowded singer-songwriter scene. And what a voice! Eoin mixes percussive acoustic guitar with complex finger picked melodies and rounds things off with a truly captivating vocal style, full of harmony and punctuated rhythms. Think Bon Iver and Newton Faulkner meeting up for a few sneaky pints.

” As far as guitars go, nothing beats the acoustic guitar when it’s played expertly. Eoin Martin, from Offaly, is such an expert. He plays so beautifully that he cannot fail to impress. His riffs would rival Metallica and his use of harmonics is exquisite but restrained.” Pure M

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We’re launching a new series of gigs this Saturday with BODIES, Slouch and Keep!

After 3 years of writing about and reviewing new music, festivals and gigs here at The Minor Fall, The Major Lift we’ve decided it’s about time we put on some of our own. We’ll be taking over Sin É Dublin on Saturday July 29th for the first in a series of curated shows featuring the best new acts this island has to offer!

Headlining on the night are BODIES, fresh off the back of their brand new single ‘I’m Waiting’ . BODIES have spent time cultivating their sound; drawing influence from the likes of Radiohead, Brand New & Sigur Ros. Originally the solo project of David Anthony McGeown, now expanded to a 4 piece live band. Expect a wild sonic backdrop to David’s evocative and sometimes poignant lyrics.

Support on the night comes from Slouch and newcomers KEEP.

Slouch, self decribed as “The sound of gorillas caged in a polystyrene prison cell”, are a 3 three piece that play noisy, toe tappin’, knee slappin’ grungy/stonery tunes in your local swamphole. Often compared to Pinkerton-era Weezer with smackerings of Queens of the Stone Age and Pixies, the guys have released a slew of great singles this year off the back of last years ‘Feminine Elbows’ EP.

KEEP are a three-piece Experimental Rock band based in Dublin. Made up of members of Galway folk outfit Oscar Mild, and Dublin Progressive band Synk; Keep’s chilled sound is commandeered by the steady grooves of primary songwriter and drummer Seann Wynne.

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Expect to see more gigs coming up over the coming months. If you’re in a band and would like to play at one of the shows please do get in touch!

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