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Pyramid Hill announce Free Gig at the Academy 2 on 18th of October 2012!

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Pyramid Hill

– Debut EP ‘‘Just Get On’’ out on iTunes Fri Oct 19th Free Gig at the Academy 2 on 18th of October 2012

Dublin RnB outfit ‘Pyramid Hill’ will launch their “Just Get On” EP with a free gig at the Academy 2 venue on Abbey Street, Dublin on the 18th of October 2012. Inspired by a plethora of genres and artists, from blues rock all the way to hip-hop, Pyramid Hill have formed a powerful and cohesive sound categorised by big hooky guitar riffs and backed up by groovy, driving rhythms.

Recorded at the iconic Westland Studios, “Just Get On” was produced and mixed by Lance Hogan (U2, Kila, Sinead O’Connor, Republic of Loose) and mastered by the renowned Don Grossinger (Missy Elliot, Cypress Hill, Run DMC, Public Enemy, Ghostface Killah, and Def Jam Records). The band have compiled a four track EP brimming with emotional content and stinging political rhetoric.

The brainchild of songwriter Eoghan “Oggan Ryan”, the band was formed in 2009 as part of the Ballyfermot College of Further Education’s Contemporary Music Performance course. In such time, the sextet have formed a unique and instantly recognisable sound by traversing genre borders and fusing elements of rock, hip-hop, soul and pop music. The band have garnered a powerful word of mouth endorsement from delivering exciting and energetic live shows; enthralling audiences with songs detailing poignant personal experiences to scathing political statements.

Lance Hogan, acclaimed music producer, said: ‘There is nothing in Ireland that sounds like this. I was immediately attracted by the band’s unique and refreshing sound”.

Pyramid Hill’s “Just Get On” EP will be available to purchase from Tower Records and for download from all good download stores from October 19th 2012.

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Mark Black & The Trips announce tour dates a+ new single.

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mark black and the trips

Single: Leave Without A Trace + bonus track: Try Out on iTunes Nov 9th

Mark Black & the Trips are led by singer-songwriter and guitarist Mark Black and also features Brendan McGlynn on bass and Seamus Devenny on drums and percussion. Mark Black’s musical credentials include two self-produced studio albums, a double live album and concert DVD featuring the 13 piece big band “The Roots Orchestra”.

‘Leave Without A Trace’, the second single from the album ‘Ghosts In The Fire’ features the power rock trio doing what they do best, with big drums, big guitars and powerful vocal harmonies.  Mixed by Tommy McLaughlin from the Villagers and the video features epic big wave surfing scenes from the West Coast of Ireland.

No strangers to the gigging circuit Mark Black & The Tips have performed at Glastonbury Festival, Sea Sessions, Earagail Arts Festival, Enniskillen Arts Festival and have supported fellow luminaries such as Alabama 3, Paddy Casey, Mundy, Hot House Flowers, Jerry Fish, Brian Kennedy, Duke Special, Glenn Tilbrook and Chris Difford from Squeeze.

They have just announced a November National wide tour with dates listed below.


Fri 2 Nov – Roddens, Buncrana

Fri 9 nov – Boyles, slane (mark solo

Sat 10 Nov – Oyster Bar, Dunfanaghy

Thur 22 Nov – Whelans (Upstairs) with support Colour//Sound

Fri 23 Nov – Greenroom Live, Letterkenny w/ support

Sat 24 nov – cosy corner, Gulladuff, co Derry

Sat 1 Dec  – Mullarkeys Bar, Clifden

Sun 2 Dec – Crane Lane Theatre, Cork