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Dott & Field Trip & Shrug Life & Junk Drawer

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Dott & Field Trip & Shrug Life & Junk Drawer

13 Jul 2018 (20:00)

€7 (€7 members)
A Litany Of Failures Vinyl Launch Night. Upstairs

Two of Galway's finest indie-pop bands, Dott and Field Trip join Dublin trio Shrug Life and Belfast grunge quartet Junk Drawer in celebrating the launch of a new double-vinyl compilation 'A Litany Of Failures: Volume II'. The compilation features 18 new songs from 18 independent Irish bands, providing an exciting document of the country's DIY guitar bands.

Dott are a well-established Galway quartet that play shiny, harmony-driven guitar pop. Their music drips with luscious harmonies, fuzzy guitars and addictive feel-good pop melodies. This summer they released their excellent sophomore LP 'Heart Swell', which has been hailed for its "political intensity and infectiously catchy pop tracks". https://dottmusic.bandcamp.com/

Field Trip are four Galwegian ruffians, birthed from a milky cauldron of woozy vocals and toe-tapping garage pop melodies. Their debut EP 'Evening's Over' was released last year via Citog records, brimming with effortless hooks and sharp-witted lyrics lamenting their small-town ennui. https://fieldtrip69.bandcamp.com/

Dublin trio Shrug Life started as the product of rubbish jobs, failed romance and political apathy. Their debut album ¯\_(?)_/¯ was described by The Thin Air as "impossibly infectious and improbably good", while The Irish Times reluctantly admitted it "just about lands on the right side of nudge-nudge-wink-wink cleverness" . https://shruglifemusic.bandcamp.com

Junk Drawer formed in a Belfast bedroom by rural Mid-Ulster's Brian Coney and brothers Stevie & Jake Lennox. Junk Drawer's idiosyncratic indie rock mines anthems from their crate-digging tendencies, driven by the near-telepathic sense of harmony and discordance that comes from a sibling creative rivalry at the helm, as well as the overbearing self-awareness and obsession with