The Jimmy Cake

The Jimmy Cake – Tough Love album launch

The Jimmy Cake play The Grand Social to mark the release of their new LP, Tough Love

Tough Love, The Jimmy Cake’s 6th album, originated as a piece written for a one-off performance in The Joinery in 2015 and is “…part kosmische post-punk dystopia, part time-lapsed motorik stoner rock. Both sides menace and swell, playing with time and space before building to two distinct strains of glorious sonic pay-off.

The album will be officially released on July 14th by Penske Recordings, but will be available to purchase at the launch gig, where they’ll be joined by Jimmy Cake alumnus Patrick Kelleher & His Cold Dead Hands.

The Jimmy Cake
The Jimmy Cake formed as a 10-piece group in Dublin, Ireland in 2000 from the fresh remains of local experimental rock noiseniks Das Madman. In that time they have collaborated live with the likes of Damo Suzuki, Iva Bittova & Charles Hayward while slowly drifting over the course of six albums through an ever-morphing line up from a pastoral psychedelia to full-on kosmische psych, fully realised on ‘Master’ their 2015 aural colossus. Drawing from the same sonic palette, Tough Love is another serpentine & ecstatic creation from one of Ireland’s most consistently adventurous bands.

Patrick Kelleher & His Cold Dead Hands
Patrick Kelleher is an electronic musician, singer and producer based in Dublin. His sophomore album, Golden Syrup, was nominated for a Meteor Choice Music Prize in 2012. Performing as Patrick Kelleher and his Cold Dead Hands, he has provided support for international acts such as Future Islands, Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti, A Flock of Seagulls and Dan Deacon, and brought his live show to the UK, central Europe, the Balkans, the US and Brazil.

While his output to date has been characterised by ghostly visions of 80s Synth-Pop and New Wave, his most recent work treads darker, more vigorous ground, drawing inspiration from Acid House and early European Techno, accompanied throughout by intimate vocal melodies.

Patrick frequently collaborates with fellow musician and friend Brian Conniffe (Nurse With Wound).


The Jimmy Cake – ‘Tough Love‘ Album Launch
Patrick Kelleher & His Cold Dead Hands
The Grand Social
8pm, Saturday 8th July

Tickets are priced €13 from with a €25 bundle deal also available covering admission & LP – this deal is only available as an advance purchase.

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