Irish Band Of The Week – Three Underneath
This week’s Irish Band of the Week is Three Underneath – a three piece indie rock band heralding from Dublin. The band formed just over a year ago when singer/songwriter Daragh Murray and brother/drummer Liam Murray joined forces with lifelong friend and bassist Tom McGovern (Brussels!), sealing the deal at the year’s Slane Castle. Since then, they have been receiving immensely positive reviews in the run-up to the release of their first album in July.
Their first single, ‘Buddy Yeah’, is a rapturous combination of intense rock thrifts and pulsing drums. It’s an infectious track that demonstrates the band’s undeniable potential. To further emphasise the band’s ever-growing popularity, there has been immense buzz around the capital about them, particularly after Dan Hegarty of 2XM earmarked them as ones to watch.
The band’s mutual interests are deeply founded in modern day rock bands such as Foo Fighters and Ash. Immediately after establishing their interests and the three began recording original material in their rehearsal space, ‘It became clear right away that we had something worthwhile after the first few recordings’ says Daragh. Admittedly, the boys had never expected the kind of delight and anticipation about their music that they have already received. ‘The album is just back from mastering’ says Daragh, ‘but we’re already being hounded for release information by the folks that are hearing the songs live.’
However, the band haven’t let the fame go to their heads, they still have to release the album after all. The band hopes to plan a tour that will cover all their favourite spots throughout Ireland and are already booking UK dates in autumn. ‘We just want to get out there and play at this point,’ Liam says, ‘with a nine-track album coming out, two singles, a killer music video, we’re ready to get back to what it’s all about: the show!’
Check out their latest belter of a single here: