MELT 2012 @ Cyprus Avenue
With that line-up? Yes, thank you, we believe we shall.
We’ve never been shy of blowing the horn of Cork music as a scene, be it looking down through the roster of bands gigging regularly worthy of your time and attention, or the proliferation of venues and promoters digging around and doing different things, each as exciting and creatively fulfilling as the last, regardless of genres.
So, needless to say, gatherings like these really do the business for us: MELT 2012 sees four of Cork’s best and brightest come together under one roof for a big old shindig on the 14th of next month. Time is a Thief, Mako, Ladydoll and Echogram each share co-headliner status as each ply their craft as only they can.
Time is a Thief are, quite literally, on the roll of their lives at the moment, with debut album We’re Not Strangers releasing to wild acclaim and a raucous launch show, as well as landing on the Irish albums chart off the strength of downloads alone. A support slot for Billy Talent has opened the UK wide to their pop/punk/indie/metal sensibilities and this live outing ought to serve as a fitting homecoming and victory lap before bigger and better things.
Ladydoll‘s comeback of recent times has also been plenty promising, yielding a serious run of gigs earlier in the year with new second guitarist Enda Buckley lending their playful yet maudlin pop a heavier, more serrated edge. Expect nothing short of excellence from the long-standing quartet as the wait for their new material finally draws to a close. Mako, featuring former members of metal luminaries Cyclefly, and pop/alt force Echogram round up a solid line-up of bands that prove that Cork music’s fire and diversity, rather than waning, is on the rise as ever.
Check the presser and Facebook page for more below.
For one night in one venue… 4 of Cork’s best and most exciting bands come together to share the stage in Cyprus Avenue.
No headliners, no support acts – each band will be topping the bill for what promises to be the gig of the summer!
Doors 8.30pm, admission €8.