ADMISSIoN ‘Call and Rescue’ – Review

Admission Call And Rescue

Admission Call And Rescue

There’s nothing quite like a good, local Irish band, right? Right. But what’s even more unique is a band that’s based in our own emerald isle but enjoys quite the assortment of musical influences and styles. Dublin based ADMISSIoN is a mixture of members from Derry, Liverpool, Sao Paulo, and Sheffield. The band have a rich sound, with each one of the lads drawing upon their own cultural inspirations and infusing their sound with that unique essence. What ADMISSIoN represents is the weaving together of contrasting musical arrangements to create an extremely powerful and effective sound.

In the aftermath of some very well received gigs in the Workman’s Club, the Button Factory, and the hub of emerging bands, Whelan’s, the  band went on to support Neon Atlas which in itself proved to be an immensely successful gig. However, not ones to be overshadowed, and given their previous experiences in other bands, the guys are eager to leave their stamp on the Irish music scene and even further afield. The resonating brilliance of their performance can be seen not only in their ever-growing fan base, but also in their ability to release songs that carry meaning and substantial melody and rhythm.

To cement this snowballing success, and to mark one year since their formation, the band are launching debut single ‘Call and Rescue’ with a sky scraping video on 10 September followed by a headline show at Opium Rooms on Saturday, 19 September.

‘Call and Rescue’ has an early REM feel to it and given the brilliance of Mick Heffernan (who has worked with The Script, Morrissey, Ryan Tedder), there was no way that a song that so deliberately builds anticipation and exudes confidence could be anything but magnificent. With soaring footage taken along the Wild Atlantic Way in Donegal and in the Nerve Center, Derry, the video aptly reflects the uplifting quality of this track. With vocals not unlike an early Ash, and a melody that’s hard to forget, it becomes apparent this is a band that doesn’t mess around. I’m eager to see what they’ll do in the coming months.

Check out the jaw-dropping video below:


Elaine McDonald

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