RED EMPIRE: Single & EP “The Truth of You” Released Aug 22nd on iTunes
+ IRISH TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED
12th Guinness amplify- The Purty Loft- Dunlaoighre
13th The Cannonball Run, cahir Castle, Co Tipperary
18th Voodoo, Belfast
19th Munroes, Galway
20th The Olympia Theatre, Dublin
25th The Harbour Bar, Bray, Co Wicklow
Following the release of their well-received second EP, ‘Small Mercies’, Red Empire have just finished their debut album, “Inhale”. Previously chosen as the nationwide UTV Radio Group’s ‘Select Irish Artist of the Month’, which garnered much national attention back in March 2014, the follow-up EP will not disappoint. In addition to this the band were chosen as 98FM’s ‘Home Grown Heroes’ and DCFM’s ‘Tune of the week’ and were earmarked for success on RTÉ Radio 1’s ‘John Murray Show’ and Today FM’s ‘The Mix-Up’. But perhaps most significantly the band performed live in front of a nationwide audience on RTÉ Television’s ‘The Saturday Night Show’.
The forthcoming album, which is set for a late 2014 release date, has captured the band’s trademark well-crafted melodic sound and will be preceded by a third E.P, ‘The Truth of You’. It has also received the endorsement of numerous music industry heavyweights such as John Hartmann (ex-manager of The Eagles and Sonny and Cher). ‘The Truth of You’ contains the song of the same name and two additional tracks. The two additional tracks: “Fragile”, a song recorded during the album sessions and “Life On Mars”, a Bowie cover.
Throughout the year the band, who hail from all over Dublin, have continued to play their increasingly well-known high-intensity live gigs all around Ireland and have gone down a treat at festivals such as The Westport Festival of Music and Arts, Fortstock and The Coors Light Weekender in Cork. Indieweek.com described seeing the lads play live as a “kick-ass, very energetic live show.” With an ever-growing fan base and a bourgeoning roster of gigs throughout Ireland Red Empire look set for bigger and better things. Having already played in venues like the Olympia Theatre, Vicar St and the INEC in Kerry amongst many others right throughout the country the band have proven their worth on the big stage. And with the band touted by Musicscene.ie as “serious contenders for some well-deserved attention” and “destined for a bigger and brighter future”, many commentators have noted that the Red Empire journey is only beginning.
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