Funeral Suits have officially confirmed a brand new Irish Tour Date. Music Scene is delighted to reveal that Funeral Suits will be performing live at Whelans of Wexford Street in Dublin this June 2012. Funeral Suits will be performing live on stage at Whelans in Dublin on Thursday the 7th of June 2012. Tickets for Funeral Suits live at Whelans in Dublin are priced from €10 including booking fee and are on sale now through Ticketmaster and usual outlets nationwide. Click here to buy tickets for Funeral Suits live at Whelans in Dublin this June 2012.
Influenced by a plethora of artists including Radiohead, The Knife, Mogwai and Animal Collective – Funeral Suits have managed to embrace the music they love, while still managing to produce a sound which is very much their own. Consisting of band members Brian James (vocal/guitar) , Mik McKeogh (bass,synth), Greg McCarthy (drums) and Dar Grant, the final line-up was completed in 2011, shortly before the release of their debut single ‘Colour Fade’ through Friends vs Records.
Funeral Suits have received stellar support from the likes of Radio 1’s Zane Lowe, Steve lamaq, Huw Stephens and the highly influential Stephen Street (The Smiths, Blur) who has been on board from the very start, while also producing the bands new album ‘Lily of the Valley’ which is out on June 4th 2012.
Funeral Suits are essentially four young Irish guys with a passion for blistering harmonious pop, art rock, electronica and distorted guitars, which results in their music reaching dark and mournful places, but then being dramatically uplifted through the electronic beat of songs like ‘All Those friendly People’. The music they make is expansive without being overblown, heavy without being menacing, and spirited without being overtly positive. 2012 so far has seen them travel to Eurosonic, while also joining Franz Ferdinand on tour as special guests, and playing with bands such as The Maccabees, Passion Pit, Local Native and Breeders to name a few.
The recording process of their new album ‘Lily of the Valley’ saw Funeral Suits holed up in a disused office space in North County Dublin for some time, however the final result speaks volumes. From the haunting vocals and menacing guitars on opener ‘Mary’s Revenge’, right through to the dreamy hypnotism of closing track ‘I still Love the High’. Funeral Suits have managed to produce an album that is unique yet still realistic. Their music is thrilling yet refreshingly honest, and there is an urgency in their message, ‘They have arrived’ and they are here to stay!
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