In November 2005, Limerick, Ireland, duo giveamanakick unleashed We Are The Way Forward. It was their second album. It came out on CD. It was not available on iTunes. Spotify did not exist. The album received a fair share of acclaim at the time for its swashbuckling assault on the senses (in a good way).
Because it sounds good to say so, and because it’s kind of true, the album garnered cult status in the years that followed, and became a firm fan favourite.
giveamanakeith and steveamanakick travelled up and down the country, played with a host of musical luminaries (there were loads, can’t remember ’em all), and toured across Europe, Canada, and USA. gamak sadly called it a day in 2009, playing a one-off show in 2013 to mark their former label Out On A Limb Records’ (that’s us) tenth birthday party.
This is all useful information because to mark the tenth anniversary of We Are The Way Forward, giveamanakick are getting back together to perform the album in its entirety this autumn. Four gigs will happen. No more, no less.
And the four gigs are:
September 24th – Roisin Dubh, Galway September 26th – Dolans, Limerick October 10th – Whelans, Dublin October 23rd – De Barras, Clonakilty
Special guests for all these shows is “turntablist/production hero of the west” Naive Ted.
Out On A Limb Records are cashing in marking the occasion by releasing A Very Limited Edition 180grm Heavyweight Vinyl LP Record version of We Are The Way Forward which you can pre-order from their site.