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“.
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
Sweeney’s Bar, Dame Street, Dublin 2
9pm, Saturday September 13th
Admission is €5 at the door