Dublin band Spies have today shared a new video from their ‘Distant Shorelines’ EP. Premiered today on Shortlist the video serves as a great introduction to the band who are already preparing their debut album for next year. With the likes of The Guardian, NME and Fake DIY all confirmed fans, this video is certainly the most compelling visual accompaniment to their rousing, anthemic guitar sound. They are also playing their debut London show this coming Monday (10th) at the Seabright Arms. Let me know if you fancy coming along and letting me buy you a beer.
Watch t the EP lead track ‘Distant Shorelines’
You can listen to November Sun here
Dublin’s Spies sound like they’re latching onto a higher calling. Every sky-reaching riff that creaks out their frenzied guitars is headed for the heavens, with frontman Michael Broderick getting more amped-up by the second. – Fake DIY
Their music offers a sense that the world is a place where big, frightening things happen, both on a large scale and a personal, intimate level. – Guardian
Dublin band Spies’ searing indie-rock has an assured delivery that suggests an abundance of experience. The truth is the five-piece band are still in their early twenties.
Their music recalls the resolute indie-rock dynamics of The National filtered through the atmospheric tones of ’80s rock. Sharp post-punk guitars, determined rhythms and Michael Broderick’s far-reaching vocals further create the uncannily experienced sound. Guitar music has a way of being cyclical. And the timing is right for Spies’ live kinetic rock to reach more discerning ears. On title track Distant Shorelines, the band showcase a grungier edge on the arrangement which is lifted from murkiness by Broderick’s emotive voice. Mint and Lime also has a jagged edge anchored by caterwauling guitars and a tumultuous bassline. Previous releases received regular radio airplay from Irish stations Phantom FM, 2FM, 98FM and Today FM while the band have recorded sessions for 2FM’s Dan Hegarty, Today FM’s Paul Mcloone and 98 FM’s John Barker. The band have received praise from the Irish Times, Hot Press and State Magazine, Nialler9, Fake DIY and have played festivals like Forbidden Fruit, and Hard Working Class Heroes.
THE BAND Michael Broderick // Neil Dexter // Conor Cusack // Hugh O’Dwyer // Jeffrey Courtney
“Displaying the same assured mastering of dynamics that the best rock bands have – the live-sounding production feels like you’re spying on them in their world effect rather than the band trying to game you into listening. Michael Broderick’s seasoned vocals are once again, key to their appeal.” – Nialler9