O Emperor

7 01 2010

Beautifully arranged music that effortlessly avoids the toothless indie scene. Touted as one of the Irish bands to watch for 2010 (but don’t let that put you off). Their first single ‘Po’ commanded critics’ attentions but it’s the smooth and jangly ‘Don’t Mind Me’ (clip below) that caught my attention. Influences like The Band and Mercury Rev are easily picked up on but these guys don’t seem to be blindly following any particular scene.

O Emperor tour Ireland with hotly tipped UK bands Sons of Noel and Adrian and Alessi’s Ark before embarking on their English dates.

O Emperor Irish Dates

Jan 13th – Cyprus Avenue, Cork
Jan 14th – Roisin Dubh, Galway
Jan 15th – Electric Avenue, Waterford
Jan 16th – Whelans (Upstairs), Dublin
Jan 17th – Dolans (Upstairs), Limerick