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PictureHouse announce acoustic London show

Following their recent triumphant hometown anniversary show last month, PictureHouse have announced an intimate acoustic showcase in London’s The Islington on November 21st.

One of Ireland’s most popular bands, the 1990’s saw them play countless tours with the likes of Meatloaf, The Corrs, Runrig, Bon jovi, Texas and release the gold albums Shine Box and Karmarama.

Their hit “Sunburst” became a soundtrack to lost summers in the 1990s, was the most played song on Irish radio, used in a major TV advertising campaign and even got used in a film.

More recently the band have been recording again, a track from their Evolution album called Rules of Science made it on the BBC Radio 2 playlist, coincidently, that track was written with Lasse Anderson, son of ABBA’s Stig Anderson

Amid the fanfare of reaching their 21st anniversary which included a letter of tribute from the Irish President Michael D Higgins, the band received video messages of support from a host of well known Irish faces including U2 frontman Bono. Massive accolades indeed. They’ve also issued a new compilation album featuring key singles, b-sides, and some never heard before material. Entitled “How Can I Explain How This Came To Be?” the album is available now on Vinyl and download.

A favourite in live sets, Somebody Somewhere is a song about keeping hope in even the most bleakest and darkest situations. The band first premiered this song in a prison in Dublin after being invited to play for selected inmates. There wasn’t a dry eye in the house. Somebody Somewhere is released as single on November 24th.

See celebratory video at www.picturehouse.ie/video

Bono, The President and Dustin The Turkey lead plaudits for PictureHouse as they celebrate 21 years.

In the run up to PictureHouse’s triumphant celebration show in Dublin, PictureHouse have received messages of supports from all quarters:

 

 

 

Garageland announce autumn schedule

  • 60 Bands in 7 venues in 5 cities in 2 countries
  • Images here
  • Shows start in October run through December
  • All acts invited to participate

patricia – button factory – dublin

Garageland have announced The Garage Gigs Autumn line-up which will feature more than 60 artists across 7 venues in Dublin, Cork, Limerick, Kilkenny, and London making it the biggest season yet of the the now legendary shows.

New to the Autumn 2017 Series are Limerick’s Pharmacia, Kilkenny’s Pump-House, and The Sallynoggin Inn as hosts, while The Crane Lane in Cork welcomes The Garage Gigs back after a brilliant summer show.

Following the bumper show early this year, Dublin’s Button Factory, in association with MusicMaker & Sound Training College – hosts 4 shows which will be documented and recorded for broadcast in Spring 2018.

RTE have also enthusiastically extended their support, with Garageland On 2XM returning for a weekly live show on Monday evenings, a magazine style show featuring music industry giants such as Will Ryan (Hozier management), Ailish Toohey (Collective Management – Gavin James), Jackie Hayden (Hot Press), while playing tracks from artists from the Garage Gigs (rumour has it that Dustin wants to appear on the show).

Garageland are also delighted to welcome The Arts Council to it’s growing lists of supporters which already include RTE, IMRO, RAAP, IRMA and Hot Press Magazine

Dermot Lambert, director commented “Since returning in 2016, the response to Garageland and the Garage Gigs has been incredible. There’s a whole new generation of artists emerging and we relish our role in helping them shape their career whichever road that might be on. We encourage new artists who wish to take part to get in touch via our website www.garageland.ie

Dates: 

Thursday 12th October – Dublin – Button Factory – filmed for Garageland T.V.

Swordfist / Weather Underground / Witches Rave / Townsend

Doors – 7.15pm / Admission €10 online / €13.50 on door

 

Friday 13th October – Limerick – Pharmacia

Van Panther / Beautiful Apes / The Kennels / Mizdrea  / Fluffy Coke

Doors – 7.45pm / Admission €10 online – €12.50 at door

 

Thursday 19th October – Dublin – Button Factory – filmed for Garageland T.V.

Cooks, But We’re Chefs / Patricia / Killer Instincts / Pleasure Dome

Doors – 7.15pm / Admission €10 online / €13.50 on door

 

Thursday 19th October – Dublin – Grand Social

Cools Humbug / TBA / No Tie Friday / Johnny Climax

Doors – 7.45pm /Admission €10 online – €12.50 at door

 

Saturday 28th October – Dublin – The Noggin Inn 

Inhaler / Screefy /Academy Lane / Grandad’s Infected Fudge

Doors – 7.45pm /Admission €10 online – €12.50 at door

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November

Thursday 2nd November – Dublin – Grand Social

The Elective / Sean O’Connor

Doors – 7.45pm /Admission €10 online – €12.50 at door

 

Saturday 4th November – Cork – Crane Lane

The Elation / Rich City Vultures / The Alkove / Wemarch

Doors – 8pm / Admission €10 online – €12.50 at door

 

Thursday 16th November – Dublin – Button Factory – filmed for Garageland T.V.

Fuzz Gigolo / Truce / MYTH / The Brief / Death In The Sickroom

Doors – 7.15pm / Admission €10 online / €13.50 on door

 

Thursday 23rd November – Dublin – Grand Social 

NCX / Paul Harrington

Doors – 7.45pm / Admission €10 online – €12.50 at door

 

Friday 24th November – Kilkenny – The Pump House

Artists TBA

Doors – 7.45pm / Admission €10 online – €12.50 at door

 

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December

Thursday 7th December – Dublin – Grand Social

Witches Rave / Classic Yellow / Deborah McKeown / The Valves

Doors – 7.45pm /Admission €10 online – €12.50 at door

 

Wednesday 13th December – Dublin – Button Factory – filmed for Garageland T.V.

Inhaler / The Felonies / Freemen / TBL8

Doors – 7.15pm / Admission €10 online / €13.50 on door
Thursday 14th December – London – The Islington

Artists TBA

Doors 7.00pm / Adm £6.00

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For more info:
Garageland: 019055879
press@garageland.ie

PictureHouse reveal “Cup of Life”

PictureHouse have revealed another track from their upcoming release “How Can I Explain How This Came To Be?”.

“Cup of Life” was recorded in 1994 in Wessex Studios in London (the same studio used by XTC, The Sex Pistols, Clash and the Rolling Stones)  by the band shortly after departing London Records and before recording sessions for their debut album “Shine Box” began. This version of the track has never been released before.

The new album entitled “How Can I Explain How This Came To Be?” – also features the smash hit “Sunburst”, “Fear of Flying”, “You and I”, “Raining Stones”,” Jade”, “Somebody Somewhere” as well as previously unheard tracks “Not Built To Last”, “Roll Over” and “Cup of Life”.

The band are celebrating the 21 years since Shine Box this year with celebrations culminating with a show in Dublin’s National Concert Hall on September 13th  with special guests “Songs in the Key of D”

“Cup of Life” is available to stream and download now from smarturl.it/cupoflife
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PictureHouse announce new album “How Can I Explain How This Came To Be?”

“If you are looking for a definition of perfect power pop then look no further.”- Get Ready to Rock

“joyous pop record” – KPBS Magazine

“The timeless style and altogether affable execution of each tune ensures that they sound as fresh and affecting now as they doubtless did when they were originally unleashed.” – Pure M Magazine

PictureHouse, one of Ireland’s most loved bands has today announced details of a compilation of some of the band’s favourite tracks spanning the period around their first two albums.

Having freed themselves from one record label in 1995 and eventually signing with a major label for their first two albums, the band became live favourites around Europe supporting the likes of Meatloaf, The Corrs, Mel C, Runrig, Bon Jovi, The Saw Doctors, countless festivals, their own legendary tours (one in particular started as a 6 day tour of Scandinavia that literally snowballed into a 9 month long odyssey around Europe) saw the band collect hordes of followers. Their policy of playing anywhere to anyone meant they played in front of a million people in 1998. Both albums went top 10 in Ireland, and Sunburst was the most played song on Irish radio as well as being used on a national TV ad and in the soundtrack to film.

Entitled “How Can I Explain How This Came To Be?” – the first line from their first single, which was also the first track of their first album and also track one of this record the album will be available on vinyl (with accompanying CD which will include their other hit singles).

Featuring the smash hit “Sunburst” which has been remastered and re-released to coincide with the album, the record also features live favourites “Fear of Flying”, “You and I”, “Raining Stones”,” Jade”, “Somebody Somewhere” as well as previously unheard tracks “Not Built To Last”, “Roll Over” and next single “Cup of Life”.

The band are celebrating the 21 years since Shine Box this year with celebrations culminating with a show in Dublin’s National Concert Hall on September 13th.

Order your copy now from www.picturehouse.ie/preorder