Belfast’s More Than Conquerors & Galway’s Race The Flux play a late night gig Upstairs at Whelan’s tonight
More Than Conquerors
The band’s name, taken from a bible quotation, evokes questions surrounding their personal and musical background. “We were brought up within the church, so questioning religion, overcoming the fear of challenging leaders, and provoking the growth of new ideas are reoccurring themes on this record,” explains lead singer Kris Platt. Exploring these aspects is a central theme for the band’s debut album ‘Everything I’ve Learnt’, the title is taken from the lyric”…everything I’ve learnt amounts to nothing”. Although sounding literal, the record’s name holds a more profound meaning regarding the band’s growth. Reminiscent of early British post-hardcore (Reuben, Idlewild, Biffy Clyro and Hundred Reasons) and the harmony-driven US rock of Brand New and Manchester Orchestra, ‘Everything I’ve Learnt’ still manages to find its own place amongst these behemoths. “We wouldn’t be a band if it wasn’t for acts like SixStarHotel and Panama Kings,” drummer Jamie Neish points out. “Those bands meant a lot to us early on, they gave us the confidence to do our own thing. Growing up with big bands playing big stages made music seem untouchable, but after seeing local bands performing in tiny venues to crowds of die-hard followers, we felt like this was something we could actually accomplish.”
Race The Flux “Race the Flux are an ambitious rock and electronic four piece from Galway. Utilizing chunky synthesizers, dramatic piano, innovative guitar and bass phrasing and the use of electric and acoustic drums they forged a new and fresh sound.”
Zebra & Youth Of A Nation Present More Than Conquerors Race The Flux Upstairs at Whelans 11pm, Thursday November 28th + Club Zebra DJ’S (downstairs)
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