Day: March 6, 2018

Scally set to release new Single “Get Ready For War”

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Scally set to release new Single “Get Ready For War” out March 23rd

+ Gigs:

  • March 24th: Fibber Magees, Dublin
  • April 1st : The Stables @ Smiddy’s, Mullingar

Described by Hot Press as “Energy, balls and pure rock n’ roll” Scally writes and co produces all his own songs. Scally’s songs have been credited for being rooted in working class ideologies – unemployment, teenage pregnancies, drink and substance abuse and crime, whilst also critiquing wider social issues such as homelessness, sex & gender liberation, privatisation of the media and the refugee crisis.

Scally’s band – The Dirty Rats – decorate these messages with intricate licks and flicks, groove filled grandeur for a true rock n’ roll experience likened to Arctic Monkeys and Red Hot Chilli Peppers. Scally has also been gaining notoriety for his on stage antics with his penchant for balaclavas, megaphones, nakedness, whisky drinking and crowd surfing with many likening him to Anthony Kiedis and Iggy Pop.

After building a up kamikaze catalogue of hard and fast rock n’ roll tunes with his band for over two years Scally released his first single in April 2017 titled ‘The 7th Commandment’ which saw labelled as a “definite one to watch” having “both balls and brains” and a swagger deemed “inspiring”(Stuart Clark, HOT PRESS). Bringing ‘The 7th Commandment’ on tour has resulted in the Mullingar man supporting The Strypes, The Minutes, Wolff, New Valley Wolves, Sub Motion and CrowBlackChicken and Mik Pyro. Scally’s second single ‘Get Ready For War’ is released in March 23rd, with a second single to be released before the summer of 2018 with an Irish tour to follow.


“More energy than a Duracell Bunny on speed…..everything you can imagine when you think of rock n’ roll” (Indie Buddie).

“Sure to blow the cobwebs from your mind” – John Loftus (8Radio).

“1970’s punk-rock throwback performance, anarchy on the stage, searing guitar riffs…a filthy animal. (Remy Music Blog).

“Best act of Friday night” [2016] at Electric Picnic (Hot Press)

“With his challenging themes and vibrant energy, Scally brings a welcome dash of colour” Will Faulkner (Midlands 103).


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Alan Bonner set to release new EP

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Alan Bonner is set to release his brand new EP of piano ballads “Songs In The Key Of Sea” on April 6th with lead single Augustine.  

Recent years have seen Alan Bonner playing the bars of Berlin, tread the boards at Ronnie Scotts in London, top bills at music festivals in Italy, busk on street corners in Dublin and tour the USA.

In summer 2017 Bonner found himself in Galway on the west coast of Ireland making his fourth record Songs in the key of Sea – The Galway Bay EP.

Recorded in a house on the remote island of Connemara, the record explores themes of love, loss, hope and healing. It is a love letter to absent friends and lost lovers, Understated and heartfelt, resilient and hopeful.

Recorded without bells and whistles, with Piano and Bonner’s distinctive vocals taking centre stage. The EP also features collaborations with Galway based artists Pa Reidy and Tracy Bruen lending their talents to the record with Willow Sea as Producer. 

Bonner has also founded legendary music nights in Berlin at Laksmi & Alaska Bar, attracting musicians and performers from all corners of the globe. Prior to this, he has toured extensively across the UK, Ireland, Europe, Australia and the USA. He has received airplay on BBC6 Music and MTV Italy and appeared in Grazia, Gay Times, Attitude, Time Out London and RTE Ireland. Prior to Songs in the Key of Sea, he has released the albums Songs for the Heartshaped (2008) Balladeer (2012) and Night Music (2016) to favourable reviews.

2018 sees the release of the EP (April 6th) with an extensive European tour in support of the record to follow. 

TOUR dates:

6/4 – Dublin Workmans club (supporting dREA) 7/4  Limerick The Commercial ( (supporting dREA)

10/4 Limerick Charlie Malones

12/ 4 Galway Club De Burgos (supporting dREA)

13/4  Dingle Nellie Freds (supporting dREA)

More dates added soon. 

Social links:


Instagram tag  @alanbonner 


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