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Wednesday, March 16 • 11:00pm - Thursday, March 17 •12:00am
O Emperor

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O Emperor released their debut album œHither Thither in October 2010and wowed the critics œHither Thither has been nominated for the Choice Music Prize 2011. O Emperor are delighted with the nomination for what is considered one of the most prestigious music accolades in Ireland. What the Critics have said Brian Boyd - Irish Times You probably thought that you were safe in the conviction that this year's best Irish debut album was by Villagers. Prepare for a real challenge, though, that emanates from the rock'n'roll killing fields of Dunmore East. The Co Waterford five piece O Emperor have been going quietly about their post-rock/retro-rock business for a few years now, but the release of Hither Thither, ranging from spooky electronic and pop psychedelia to a blissed out West Coast FM sound, shows there's a huge sense of ambition here. As debut albums go, this is fantastically assured and accomplished. As Irish debut albums go, it's in a league of its own. There are moments on Hither Thither so musically resplendent, so lush and layered, that you'll be put in mind of a Kid A, a Dark Side of the Moon or a Gideon Gaye. Given O Emperor's neophyte status, there's a remarkable grasp of instrumentation and arrangement on show, along with the sort of eclectically shimmering sound that, historically, Irish bands have always made a hames of. From Waterford, O Emperor have, despite a major label deal, crept up quietly over the last while. While a previous EP promised much, Hither Thither surpasses all expectations. From the snarly menace of the opener, Don Quixote , to the blissed-out Spaceman 3-like closer, Fat Lady Sings , O Emperor have taken the scenic route and found some very incredible new vistas. Sunday Business Post Even in a particularly strong year for Irish albums, O Emperor's debut is a work of such monumental maturity, it leaves most more experienced bands standing. For 'mature', don't read 'dull', though. Take track three, Sedalia; a luxurious combination of delicious chords, exquisite piano, perfectly pitched guitars, tender lyricism and heavenly harmonies ' it's practically the perfect pop song. Having seemingly learned from every great songwriter there ever was, the prodigious young Waterford band's attention to musical detail is often staggering, without masking their innate talent for melody. Exclusive management and representation: Martin Nolan, John Dunford and Mick Lennox (NDL) All enquiries to Mick Lennox at NDL - Tel: 00353 1 6684017 Email: info@mpibands.com TV and Radio: Josephine Nestor josephinenestor@hotmail.com : http://www.myspace.com/oemperorofficial
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O Emperor released their debut album ÂœHither Thither in October 2010and wowed the critics ÂœHither Thither has been nominated for the Choice Music Prize 2011. O Emperor are delighted with the nomination for what is considered one of the most prestigious music accolades in Ireland. What the Critics have said Brian Boyd - Irish Times You probably thought that you were safe in the convict... Read More →


Wednesday March 16, 2011 11:00pm - Thursday March 17, 2011 12:00am
Barbarella 611 Red River St

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