Irish Band Of The Week – Spines

Spines, Irish Band Of The WeekThis week’s Irish Band of the Week are Spines, an infectiously cool all-girl rock band that are based in Dublin but individually hail from Templeogue/Crumlin/Greenhills/Citywest. Having formed in April of 2013, the band have been tirelessly gigging and performing since, working their way up the ranks and performing alongside some of the freshest acts the Irish music scene has to offer. The band’s style exists somewhere between indie and alternative, with hints of experimental fusions also thrown into the mix, and are setting the tone for all-girl bands throughout the country with their almost feral embodiment of garage rock.

The band write and perform all their own tracks and they’re as multi-faceted and unique as the band’s members themselves. There’s an undeniable swagger to the sound of Spines, punchy grunge vocals mingled with alluring hooks- their sound is the musical version of a smirk and it works perfectly. Their charm is undeniable, particularly considering how their shows effectively generate interest off of word of mouth, this is a band that lets their music do the talking and just focus on the song-writing. Their self-titled E.P. is a lesson in how to burst onto the music scene with the ferocity and force of a band who’ve been there twenty odd years, the sound is untamed at times, but it’s because the promising nature of Spines is obvious from the outset and the band are aware of it. The most notable track is ‘Bite Me’ with its head-banging elements, the track is perfectly rounded and display the sheer potential of the band.

The girls have already performed beside the likes of Bitch Falcon, Travis Oaks, September Girls, and Not Monsters to name but a few, so they’re in good company in terms of bands that are bursting on to the music scene.

The band are performing at Knockanstockan next month but if you can’t wait until then check out their brilliant track, ‘Bite Me’ below.


Elaine McDonald

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