Sunday, March 7, 2010

The Minutes - "Black Keys"

My official song of the moment, "Black Keys" by Dublin trio, The Minutes. I've had this song on repeat for the last day. I want to hear more from these guys! Check out the song below.

Dublin trio The Minutes have gigged extensively in Ireland and the UK. Touring with the likes of Albert Hammond Jnr (The Strokes),The Pigeon Detectives, The Von Bondies & Supergrass. Previous singles include 'Black Keys' 'Harmonic' and 'Ukraine'. Ukraine helped the band establish themselves in the Dublin music scene thanks to heavy rotation on local indie stations.

After a year long residency in '09 at Dublin live music staple Whelans, The Minutes developed a unique rock n' roll show to call their own.

After becoming one of Dublin's must see live acts, it came time to record their debut album and in October of 2009 the three piece headed to Marcata Recordings in upstate New York. Together with producer Kevin McMahon the band have crafted a ten track album that captures the energy of their live sets. The record blasts through one foot stomper after another, from the 2 minute rawness of Secret History, to the crashing drum solo on Believer right up to live favourite In My Time Of Dying. Due for release mid 2010, 'Marcata' is a record you'll come back to time and time again.

With a trip stateside again in March to attend the SXSW festival this year promises to be an exciting year for the Dublin three-piece!

They're hitting SXSW next week.
  • 03.17.10 - SXSW (Habana Calle 6 - Official Showcase) 11.30pm Austin, TX
  • 03.18.10 - SXSW (Chicken Ranch Records Showcase @ The Liberty) 11.45am Austin, TX
  • 03.18.10 - SXSW (Hill 16 Day Party) 6pm Austin, TX
  • 03.19.10 - SXSW (Irish Breakfast @ BD Rileys) 4pm Austin, TX
  • 03.19.10 - SXSW (1 Two 1 Five Presents: Showcase at Annie’s West) 10.15pm Austin, TX
  • 03.20.10 - SXSW (Six Stages Over Texas (Radio RnR Stage) 4.15pm Austin, TX
  • 03.20.10 - SXSW (Fado's) 7pm Austin, TX
  • 03.21.10 - SXSW (Sunday Bloody Sunday @ Mi Casa) 2pm Austin, TX
MP3 Grab: "Black Keys"