Shrug Life release their debut EP The Grand Stretch on Popical Island this week
The EP is available to preorder now from https://shruglifemusic.bandcamp.com on magic download or cassette. Shrug Life will play a launch gig in Bello Bar on Saturday Night, with Switzerland and Jonny Fun.
Danny Carroll (vocals/guitar) and Keith Broni (bass), first met in secondary school aged 15. Bonding over the melodrama of The Smiths and the bombast of Queen they set about making overly earnest rock throughout their formative years. With Josh Donnelly joining on drums, the trio started jamming their first self-penned songs in the summer of 2014. They set about enlisting veteran wildcard producer Fiachra McCarthy (Dott, Squarehead, So Cow, The Run Ons, Lie Ins) to record their early songs. The fruits of this labour is a four song EP, “The Grand Stretch”.
With a single, Chewing Gum Breakfast, already released as a download, the EP will be available as a download from https://shruglifemusic.bandcamp.com, from which you can also pre-order the cassette. The cassette comes in a handmade package and will be launched at the Bello Bar on Saturday, 25th of July. It will be available for purchase on the night as well as in the usual outlets.
The Bello Bar, Portobello
8pm, Saturday July 25th
Admission is €5, or €8 if you fancy getting your paws on one of 50 of a limited edition cassette of the EP.