Irish Band Of The Week – Cut Once
This week’s Irish Band of the Week are Cut Once, a two piece, electronic duo from Dublin. Comprised of Michael Heffernan and Aisling Browne, the pair began working together in September 2014. They initially met in Dublin’s Temple Lane Studios where Michael is Head Engineer and began working on a large array of projects. It was during this time that they realised they had an overlapping style and sound; their musical vision and aspirations were one in the same. Cut Once didn’t have any real sense of direction when, as a band, it wandered into the studio but it was this laissez faire approach that created the very essence of their band and their sound. Their self-titled debut EP was released in July of last year and received nationwide praise for its unique but not overworked sound, which in turn helped them to secure performance slots at both Body & Soul and Electric Picnic.
Admittedly, the pair already have an established musical background with Michael being the Head Engineer of Temple Lane Studios. He’s worked with some well-established acts like Gavin Friday, Dave Ball (Soft Cell) and The Script in which he spent four months recording their latest album, No Sound without Silence. In the months after begin head hunted from engineering college, he started assisting in the production of tracks and sessions with artists and producers such as Morrissey, Tony Visconti, Swedish House Mafia, Howie B and more. Furthermore, Aisling has equally established somewhat of a reputation of on the music scene, having performed in almost every pub, bar, and music venue in the country and a significant number abroad also, acting as a lead vocalist and backing vocalist in various bands such as Solar Taxi, Katie Kim, Propellor Palms and more. She also supported Roxette during their live performance at the 3Arena, as well as Paloma Faith, David Gray, 50 Cent, Faithless in various venues around Ireland.
The band’s sound is unapologetically electronica but with an unrefined, relaxed styling which is rare in a world full of overworked beats.
The band will be performing at the upcoming KnockanStockan event, but check them out here in the meantime.