The Teamsters, Groom, The Pacifics, Cave Ghosts – Sweeney’s Bar, September 13th

London beat revivalists The Teamsters play Sweeney’s Bar on Saturday September 13th with local friends The Pacifics, Groom and Cave Ghosts The power-popsters cross the Irish Sea to top a four-band bill at the Dame Street venue, joined by ‘Kings of Hamburg Beat’ The Pacifics, ‘wall of sound’ worshippers Cave Ghosts and Groom, whose new album Bread and Jam is described by our own Neill Dougan as a “gloriously melodic, boisterous ride“.

From the deepest depths of North London, and in particular Archway where they walk ‘The Kentish Mile’, come THE TEAMSTERS, the latest garage beat combo to hail from this great British city. This Londoner trio are certainly anchored in today’s garage beat sound, writing their own material in their special Teamsters way, however with an undeniable 60s influence and worthy of their heroes who once roamed the slums of Hamburg. However this was not enough for them, and they completed their musical education at the elementary state school of indie and punk which finally gave them that raw, gross sound of a current garage band. I admit Thee Vicars and Black Lips spring to mind, but nevertheless, this is definitely The Teamsters.

Groom is a pop band from Dublin whose members are Mike, Wil, Jeroen and Ruan. They have released three albums and an EP to date with their new album “Bread & Jam” due in August on Popical Island. Described by notajournalist as “catchier than a retarded chicken”.

The Doyens of Diddley, Archdukes of A-Major, Bards of the Beat, Kings of Hamburg Beat! Renowned for their wild live shows and smart attire, The Pacifics have been playing their din up and down the country, leaving a trail of broken drum kits and fan club badge wearing fanatics in their wake. “. The band capture that vitality and raw soul of classic rock’n’roll perfectly, there’s Hamburg-era Beatles, Thee Milkshakes, The Sonics, Chuck Berry all fighting to get out.

Cave Ghosts were brought together by a mutual love of Brian Wilson, 60s girl groups and cats. Named after their haunted practice space, Cave Ghosts formed in 2012 from members of Hooray for Humans, Yeh Deadlies and HUNK! Jen, Aoife and Sundara draw inspiration from the likes of Phil Spector, The Shangri-Las and Beach Boys, they play reverb soaked pop with dreamy female harmonies, fuzzed-out organ, jangly guitars and pounding drums.

Retro Revival presents
The Teamsters
The Pacifics
Cave Ghosts
Sweeney’s Bar, Dame Street, Dublin 2

9pm, Saturday September 13th

Admission is €5 at the door

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