Far more than just the home to U2 and Thin Lizzy, Ireland has been a hotbed of musical talent and the twenty first century is no exception. Our bands have not only built a high profile at home but also on an international level with more and more artists selling out tours and appearing on TV soundtracks. Here are some of Ireland's most enduring and exciting rock bands:
Aslan – With timeless classics such as 'Crazy World' and 'This Is', Aslan have maintained a rapport with a significant fanbase on a local and international scale. Check out their Australian tour 2010 in anticipation of their new album release in 2011.
The Coronas – The Coronas’ career has soared since their first EP release 5 years ago. This band has achieved success at home and overseas, with tours in The U.S, U.K and Asia and two albums of commercial acclaim, two Meteor Award Nominations and a victorious appearance on Oxegen’s Main Stage.
Jerry Fish & The Mudbug Club – A true Irish troubadour, Jerry Fish has led the Mudbug Club to commercial success and huge audience acclaim. One of the most talked about acts at this year's Electric Picnic, Jerry Fish can perform in a variety of musical formats – from duo to full band.
Delorentos – Nominated for two Meteor Awards and the Choice Music Prize, Delorentos (pictured) have toured with the likes of Bell X1 and The Futureheads. 2010 has seen the band expand its fanbase at home and throughout Europe. We look forward to their third album due for
release in 2011.
Republic Of Loose – Quite simply one of the most unique bands on the Irish scene, Republic Of Loose have brought a range of musical influences to their three albums to date. New record Bounce At The Devil saw them relocate to Baltimore to further immerse themselves in black American music and culture.
The 4 Of Us – Best known for their hit single 'Mary, The 4 Of Us were voted
one of the Top10 Best Irish Bands Of All Time in a recent TV3 series.
Ham Sandwich – Blessed with a creative yet polished sound, Ham Sandwich follow their hit single 'The Naturist' with the eagerly awaited second album 'White Fox'.
Director – Director's 2007 album We Thrive On Big Cities brought the band widespread success in Ireland, debuting at number two in the album charts for four weeks. Follow up I'll Wait For Sound saw them showcase a harder, rawer sound.
RoySeven – Royseven are an exciting presence within the Irish Music Scene. This six-piece alternative band have achieved great acknowledgement in the last few years. They were awarded the Hope for 2007 Meteor Award & Other Voices Viewer Choice 2007.
Dirty Epics – One of Ireland’s most original and unique punk bands. With an essence of new wave and charismatic performances this band are emerging to great effect within the Irish music scene.