My Fellow Sponges to Launch Second Album

My Fellow Sponges are known for their energetic concerts and hypnagogic videos. This April they will release their second album. It’s an explosive follow-up to 2014’s EP, Something Like Light.

While Something Like Light displayed the band’s more reflective side, their latest release reveals a much more fully-developed sound which more accurately reflects both the energy and intimacy of their, now legendary, live shows.

Through twelve tracks, the band takes you by the hand and leads you through a forest of musical genres and human experiences, from the fizzy-mock-pop ditty Ear Piercing to the calamitous heart-pounding-synths of Without You.

Electric Picnic 2016

My Fellow Sponges on the Salty Dog Stage @ Electric Picnic 2016

This is a band bursting at the seams with creativity and here is the most fully-realised representation of their work to date. Featuring on the album, are some previously-released songs, already known to fans, including The Cold Hand and The Schlieffen Plan. The former touches on tragic ways in which we cope with the absence of love, while the latter explores the perils of a doomed-relationship through a historical event.

My Fellow Sponges will celebrate the release of their album in The Roisin Dubh on 31st March. For the months of April and May, the band will be busy playing a number of shows around the country culminating in very special multidisciplinary theatre show in An Taibhdhearc, Galway.

Gig Guide

Album Launch – Galway – Roísin Dubh – 31.03.2018

Clifden – Mullarkey’s – 01.04.2018

Bray – Harbour Bar – 12.04.2018

Dublin – Sin é – 21.04.2018

Cork – The Village Hall – 28.04.2018

Clonakilty – De Barra’s – 29.04.2018

Westport – McGing’s – 13.05. 2018

Dublin – Whelan’s – 18.05.2018

Bundoran – The Chasing Bull – 25.05.2018

Derry – Bennigan’s – 26.05.2018

Mountshannon Festival – 07.07. 2018

About the Author

Mark White
A native of Dublin, Mark has slowly been moving West since 1997. Schooled at Gonzaga College and CBS Dun Laoghaire, he received his undergraduate degree in Software Engineering from Athlone Institute of Technology in 2002. Mark spent a number of years working as a C# Developer in the industry before deciding to undertake a research masters in Information Technology at NUI Galway in 2010. His work resulted in a new algorithm to reduce energy consumption in virtualised data centres and has been since published. He fills his working day writing software, taking photographs and editing The Galway Eye.