Fresh from their stint at this years SXSW- The Last Tycoons welcome you to come and attend their LAUNCH IN:
ON APRIL 3RD. (with special guests)
HAILED AS “Ones to watch”- METRO & ‘A Revelation’ – by HOTPRESS, NME Radio described TLT’s music as ”Great narrative country tinged pop”.
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Info on the band: Formed in 2007 after a change of personnel, attitude, and clothes, The Last Tycoons evolved from highly acclaimed Dublin band Porn Trauma. Hailed as “one of Ireland’s hottest new bands”, (CONNECTED MAG) there is plenty to get excited about. “Replete with vintage sounding guitars, liberal use of harmonica and soulful backing vocals, they certainly offer a refreshing alternative to the raft of copycat, post-punk pretenders doing the rounds. They are a revelation” (Hotpress). “Their ability is obvious and their hard work in improving every area of their performance is a credit to them. Cracking stuff; watch this space” (InDUBLIN).
The music of The Last Tycoons has a definite southern American roots undertone, yet is proudly Irish in its origin. The “eminently watchable front man Steve Fanning is tall and imposing, like a good looking Richard Ashcroft, with a distinctive twang to his voice that lifts even the darkest corners of their songs to the light” -(InDUBLIN). He also sounds at times, like the love child of Mick Jagger and Nick Cave. However, this is a band that is not led by any one or two people but is a collaboration of ideas with diverse instrumentation, lush vocal harmonies and well thought-out arrangements lending to the band’s overall sound.
Having dented the Top 30 official Irish Charts and earning the affection of various radio stations around the country and farther afield, the band is now ready to release their self-titled debut album ‘The Last Tycoons’ on Good Friday (April 2nd). Excited? Perhaps you should be. Known widely for their explosive and raucous live shows, the band will set out on a national and international tour in Ireland, The UK, Germany and the US from March onwards. ‘The Dry Law’ was the first glimpse of the material recorded for the album and is available now from iTunes. ‘Speed’ is the follow up track from the radio EP including ‘The Dry Law’, which will be out on Good Friday with the album on all the usual online stores and record shops.
Additional tour dates:
Live dates: 2 Apr 2010 13:00 Tower Records – Live Instore Dublin
2 Apr 2010 18:00 Kilmurray Barn – Good Friday Charity Fundraiser Thomastown
3 Apr 2010 20:00 The Village – Album Launch plus Special Guests, Dublin
4 Apr 2010 20:00 Billy Byrne’s- Kilkenny
5 Apr 2010 20:00 Ted Murphy’s- Thomastown
11 Apr 2010 23:00 The Crane Lane Theatre- Cork
13 Apr 2010 20:00 The Ruby Sessions – Doyle’s, Acoustic- Dublin
22 Apr 2010 23:30 Roisin Dubh- Galway
12 May 2010 20:00 The George Bernard Shaw Theatre- Carlow
Be sure to check out their Music Video of THE DRY LAW: