Hotly tipped Irish born, Toronto based outfit Nightbox have officially announced details of an exclusive headline performance at The Academy 2 in Dublin on August 30th 2011. Tickets priced €12.45 inclusive of booking fee will be on sale from Friday August 5th through Ticketmaster and usual outlets nationwide. Click here to buy tickets!
Nightbox believe the invention of the drum kit has improved humanity’s standard of living more dramatically than penicillin, sliced bread, and the wheel combined. The five band members have dedicated their life’s work to the primal bliss that rhythm brings, and their labours have consistently borne joyous, funky fruit.
The five piece met in the halls of secondary school in Ireland, where the sounds of a post-punk revival – Franz Ferdinand, Bloc Party, and the Killers – inspired the young lads to get serious about rock’ n’ roll. Since then, the scope of their influences has widened and their own musical vision has been refined. Their sound crystallized into a foot-stomping amalgam of punchy bass, chiming guitar, and dynamic synth, often girded with a four-to-the-floor kick drum.
After moving to Toronto in early 2010, the band recorded and released their debut EP (February 2011), recorded by two local legends – MSTRKRFT’s AL-P and Death From Above 1979′s Sebastien Grainger, and the resultant tracks distill all the hedonistic catharsis of the discotheque into the most exuberant sixteen minutes of music you’ll hear this year. Their first single ‘Pyramid’ is featured on the most recent Kitsune Maison Compilation and was chosen by NME as a Top-10 free download.
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