“There is little doubt that, if considering brute force and infectious tunes, Fangclub have what it takes to make an impact” – Upset
“A lot of people are going to be falling in love with Fangclub.” – mosh.hitthefloor.com
“Bursting with explosively catchy tunes” – Kerrang!
“Destined for mainstream success” – Punktastic
“It’s worth getting excited about this trio.” – Rock Sound
Announce UK & Ireland Headline Tour
Debut Album Out August 4th on Vertigo
Currently on tour with Big Spring and having played a spectacular show in Ireland with Pixies, Irish rockers Fangclub have announced a headline tour of the UK and Ireland. Be sure to catch this explosive band at one of the following venues:
2nd Bingley Music Festival
5th Glasgow, Stereo
6th Edinburgh, The Mash House
7th Newcastle, Think Tank
8th Leeds, The Brudenell (Games Room)
9th Manchester, Fallow Cafe
11th Nottingham, Bodega
12th Birmingham, The Sunflower
13th Oxford, The Cellar
14th Reading, Purple Turtle
15th London, Thousand Island
16th Brighton, The Joker
19th Ireland, Galway, Roisin Dubh Upstairs
20th Ireland, Listowel, Mike The Pies
21st Ireland, Cork, Cyprus Avenue
27th N.Ireland, Belfast, McHughs
28th Ireland, Limerick, Kasbah Social Club
29th Ireland, Dublin, Whelans ( Matinee All Ages)
29th Ireland, Dublin, Whelans
Tickets are on sale now and available http://po.st/FangclubTour
Raw, direct, powerful, alt-rock, written with no frills and played with pure passion – the kind of energy that can only come from three old friends with sheer determination and “no plan B”. Meet Fangclub – a Dublin-based trio who formed in the neighbouring, remote coastal town of Rush when they were teenagers. Between dropping out of college for those early jam sessions and now, they’ve signed with major Universal imprint Vertigo Records, released two acclaimed EPs (‘Bullethead’ and ‘Coma Happy’), toured with the likes of Twin Atlantic and won over a dedicated legion of fans.
Formed of singer and guitarist Steven King, drummer Dara Coleman and bassist Kevin Keane, Fangclub have been lauded by Kerrang! for their “explosively catchy tunes”, while Punktastic have deemed them “destined for mainstream success”. With their self-titled debut album due in August and a packed summer of touring, this is one club that’s only going to grow and grow in strength and number.
“I had watched this documentary about tribes, and there was this one that would tattoo themselves with fang symbols,” says King says of the origin of their name. “That idea just really lent itself to what we were trying to do. I was in a cafe and drew it out with the fang logo on a napkin, now it’s plastered all over Dublin. There are guys who have it tattooed on them. It feels like we have our own very tribe now.
“Back in school, we were the only punk-rockers in town – so we kind of gravitated towards each other,” says Steven. Originally united by extreme hairstyles and their love of The Offspring and NOFX, now their self-titled debut album sees them step out of their own ‘little bubble’ and onto the world stage. No gimmicks, just rock.
Openers ‘Bullet Head’ and ‘Role Models’ kickstart the thread of noise driven by melody, with the break-neck desert-rock ferocity of Queens Of The Stone met by the inescapable hooks of Weezer. ‘Lightning’ and ‘Dreamcatcher’ take the paranoid math-rock that Biffy Clyro chase and pack it with a Seattle-sized chorus – culminating in tracks like the feral rush of ‘Common Ground’ and the pure grunge nihilism of ‘Best Fake Friends’ that destine this band for arenas.
Fangclub have already gathered major attention from the press (Kerrang!, Rock Sound, Upset) and specialist DJ’s at BBC Radio 1 (Annie Mac, Huw Stephens, Daniel P.Carter, Phil Taggart), and Kerrang! Radio with their monstrous track ‘Bullet Head’. The band followed in its wake with standout track ‘Loner’, a head nodding, 90’s slacker rock inspired anthem and an explosive video – well don’t just take our word for it – check out the videos here:
Bullet Head: www.youtube.com/watch?v=FM21re3nU9w
Inside Joke: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7d1YQmxgq_Y
Fangclub – set for release on August 4th – will be available on a gatefold single LP on black vinyl and a jewel case cd with a 12 page booklet. You can pre-order the album on all platforms here.
Album Track Listing:
1. Bullet Head
2. Role Models
4. Psycho (Vinyl Only)
6. Bad Words
7. Best Fake Friends
8. Common Ground
10. Better To Forget
11. Animal Skin