Skelocrats – Bella Bella

Skelocrats will release their new LP Bella Bella on an as-yet unspecified date this month, with a launch gig on April 17th

The launch gig will take place in the Bello Bar, with Ginnels & Switzerland also playing. Admission is €8, or €10 if you’d like a copy of Bella Bella on cassette (with a download code included). Of course you would.

Skelocrats are a band from Dublin, formed in 2012. They are members of the Popical Island collective and have released two EPs: Whip Crack Away and Hot Yoga. They have shared stages with the likes of Lower Dens, TOPS, So Cow and Squarehead. Some superficial influences include The Buzzcocks, Sonny & The Sunsets, Guided By Voices circa Alien Lanes, Joe Meek, Ariel Pink, The Magnetic Fields, Billy Childish and The Nerves.

Skelocrats, on the verge of the release of their album Bella Bella in March, have offered up the second taster in the form of Zirconium Heart, a blast of new-wavey robo-pop that manages to evoke both Talking Heads and a Eurovision entry from another dimension. Its low drama sees Bronwyn Murphy-White vamping like a robotic Shirley Bassey. It comes accompanied by a video directed by Bobby Aherne of No Monster Club, in which we see the pilot episode of a dubious robot-human dating show.


See Skelocrats live at:

17th April – Bello Bar, Dublin (Bella Bella launch party with Ginnels and Switzerland)
9th May – Sweeney’s, Dublin w/ Cruising and Cave Ghosts
14th May – Roisin Dubh, Galway w/ Paddy Hanna

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