Flying Eyes
Toronto's Flying Eyes & our own Large Mound have announced some gigs in Dublin, Galway & Kilkenny in May.

Toronto's Flying Eyes & our own Large Mound have announced some gigs in Dublin, Galway & Kilkenny in May.

Friday 4th May sees Large Mound in The Boom Boom Room on Parnell Street being joined by Canadian band Flying Eyes and Dublin rockers Lungs. This is a rare headline appearance and the band are psyched, fresh from a support slot on Electric Eel Shock's Irish tour and busy working on finishing up their highly anticipated third album, which is entitled "My Whole Life Is Have To". Expect to hear tons of songs from this as well as a slew of the usual Mound favourites.

Large Mound and Flying Eyes travel to Galway the next day to play with Scotland's Camera Obscura in the Roisin Dubh, and the Flying Eyes also make an appearance at Kilkenny's Rhythm and Roots festival on Sunday the 6th.

Large Mound

Large Mound


Large Mound is a well-known rock group based in Dublin. In the beginning things were scrappy: with 4-track tape experiments and a "here's a riff, here's a song" approach to writing. Since then the Mound have evolved into one of Ireland's best rock bands*, with two full length albums, extensive gigging experience, and mounting critical acclaim under their belts. The musical goal of combining downstroke rock, metal riffs and smart songwriting has remained constant though. Reviewers have drawn comparisons with bands like Sebadoh, AC/DC, Fugazi, Dinosaur Jr, and Teenage Fanclub, and the band wouldn't have too much of a problem with any of that.

There have been a few line-up changes along the way. The one constant has been founding member and singer/guitarist Anthony Mackey who writes most of the songs, increasingly aided by second singer/guitarist "The Boy" Mark Jordan. All of Large Mound's songs are about working, rocking, and the funny things that happen to you in between. This was summed up in the opening line of their debut single, I Thought You Were Dead, "Short, simple songs about life".

The Mound have done all the usual band things like release 7" singles and split singles, the odd compilation contribution, and two full length albums: "Raised on Rock" (2002) on Julius Geezer Records, and "Go Forth And Amplify" (2004) on Scientific Laboratories. They regularly share stages with local and touring bands, and hit the road whenever they can. They heartily endorse Marshall amps, being nice to sound engineers, and red bounty bars.

The third Large Mound album, entitled "My Whole Life Is Have To", is currently being readied for release. * this is true because The Irish Examiner said so

Flying Eyes (Toronto, Canada)

Flying Eyes

Flying Eyes

Meet the eyes of flight of Toronto. The proven band design of 5 men is taken to the next level with this edition. You will come to appreciate the execution, flexibility, and versatility of this model of 5 men. They will be there to support you along the way. The rough option of rock increases with this model. This option provides excellent execution of backline, full dynamic exploits and the flexible voice function. Once you have employed these eyes to fly the rock, you will realize that anything different is dispensable and, ultimately, nondesired.

Tour Dates:

  • Friday 4th May The Boom Boom Room, Dublin Large Mound, Flying Eyes, Lungs Admission: €8 Doors: 8:30
  • Saturday 5th May Roisin Dubh, Galway Camera Obscura, Large Mound, Flying Eyes Admission: €16/12 Doors: 9pm
  • Sunday 6th May I.D.s, Kilkenny Flying Eyes (Part of the Kilkenny Rhythm & Roots Festival) Admission: €free Doors: 10pm
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