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.
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.
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