The Jimmy Cake play Crawdaddy this Friday in a desperate, last ditch, pull out all the stops attempt* to raise enough money to put out their 5th album.
Two years, 70 minutes, 3 songs, 4 sides and no bleedin name yet.
At the forefront of Ireland’s instrumental-prog-post-space-rock scene for over a decade now, The Jimmy Cake started life in summer 2000, quickly garnering a reputation for their ferocious live performances before releasing their debut album, Brains (2001) to almost universal critical acclaim. The following year the Jimmy Cake played Witnness, before the release of their second album Dublin Gone Everybody Dead. More critical acclaim, album of the year awards and sold out shows followed.
The Jimmy Cake continued to record, releasing the e.p. Superlady in 2003, headlined The Roundstone Arts Festival, Spraoi and filled the Rising tent at the ultimate Witnness festival. After a tour of Europe and more festival dates, the Jimmy Cake took a break to work on that difficult 4th record. In 2008 Spectre and Crown was released to yet more rave plaudits. The Jimmy Cake finished 2008 with a sell out show in Dublin’s Vicar St.
After some personnel shake ups the Jimmy Cake changed direction yet again, exploring their darker, prog-gier side and investing in a stack of synths, and the fruits of which will be their 5th album, released this summer. A zombie-rock triptych, the three song record will clock in at over 70 minutes. This is the sound of the upcoming apocalypse, the sound of a thousand morbid feet, marching toward you in a shuffling unison, the sound of guttural moaning, and ancient urges. The sound of a hammer cracking a zombie skull. Are you prepared?
THE JIMMY CAKE
Friday 23rd December 2011
Crawdaddy – Harcourt Street – Dublin 2.
Doors – 8pm
Tickets €10 (on the night at the box office)
* not really