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Rejoice at the Return of True Renegades of Funk

Upon hearing the announcement of The Redneck Manifesto making a stop off on their tour in The Stables, Mullingar on the 26th March, whispers and rumours ran amok of the reform of much missed Mullingar band Waiting to Explode.

The band have described by the press as an act who “blend pure musical influence, raw, untamed talent and that simple magic that separates prodigies from the meek, Waiting To Explode loop, tie and knot together a unique style of progressive, funk-rock, that doesn’t just pay tribute to their influences”.

With 20 days until the gig, it has finally being confirmed…

In association with DPIK, Mullingar funk/alternative band Waiting to Explode have decided to reform for one night only to play support to Irish experimental rockers The Redneck Manifesto.

The band originally formed in 2003 after the dissolution of long-time Mullingar band Brayle when bassist Tommy Moore got together with guitarist Paul Feery and drummer Eoin Fitzsimons and began writing music that could only be described as the bastard child of Mogwai and the Chilis.

Although doing well as a 3-piece the band strived for a fuller sound and with the arrival of Dublin native  Barry Hargadon in 2004, the true sound of Waiting to Explode was born.

Tours around the Republic and the UK followed and the band earned  themselves a great reputation, in particular, for their explosive live shows.

Signing to  Idle Rocks Records in 2005, plans were hatched for an EP, and in July 2006 they flew to London to record with Italian born producer Francesco Cameli (Nine Inch Nails, The Streets) in Sphere Studios.

The EP, released to rave reviews, saw them earn themselves a name on the Irish scene as ones to watch and after a two day performance at 2008’s Electric Picnic as house band to slam poet Marty Mulligan, the future looked bright, but in less than a year later, the band decided to take a hiatus to pursue other ventures.

And  just over a year apart, during which bassist Tommy stepped centre stage and began writing and recording acoustic songs, while drummer Eoin and guitarist Paul founded Irish rock/pop outfit Ever27 and achieved success in the form of a nomination at this year’s Meteor Awards, the band couldn’t stop fate and after a internet campaign, persistent friends and fans who miss their energetic shows, and the chance to play with The Redneck Manifesto, the boys are back in town.

With such short notice guitarist Barry Haragadon unfortunately couldn’t break previously made commitments , but rather than let his absence stop their appearance, the remaining trio have decided to play it old school.

With the Redneck Manifesto playing the first Mullingar gig is one wish for many come through, but with Waiting to Explode announcing their reform to their foaming-at-the-mouth following, it’s exactly what the sleeping scene needs to bring it back to life.

Tickets are available from E2 Mullingar and The Yukon Bar and are also available from http://www.tickets.ie at a recession busting €13!!!

Can’t wait to hear em? click…


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