Dysania is our Band of September 2015. The songs from their EP will be at the top of the page on the right side till the end of the month.
"Dysania are an original six piece band hailing from the mighty Co. Monaghan. Through experimentally blending the Irish language into Punk/Indie-Rock with a twist of traditional irish music, we have forged a style that critics have called "bog rock”. The Irish language is the heart and soul of the group; we write and perform "as gaeilge" as well as doing our utmost to promote the "cúpla focail". The Irish language is the heart and soul of the group; we write and perform "as gaeilge" as well as doing our utmost to promote the "cúpla focail".
Influenced by an eclectic mix- From Stiff Little Fingers and The Smiths to The Waterboys and the Arctic Monkeys; we find ourselves tossing the musical salad with everything from funk and punk basslines, to jangly indie guitar tones and dulcet tin whistle-isms.
Like a wheelybin headed down Queen Maeve’s Cairn, we have been picking up speed since our formation last April, playing 31 gigs in total around the country where ever possible. Such venues included: McKenna's Bar-Monaghan, Doyle's Bar-Dublin, The Spirit Store, The Aviva Stadium, "An Cabaret Craiceailte" in Gweedore, Co.Donegal, The Menagerie agus The Galway Bay Hotel.The band has featured on BBC Radio Ulster, RTE Radio na Gaeltachta, Radio na Life and most recently on BBC2's irish language magazine show "I Lár an Aonaigh". Just recently we were awarded 1st place in the national music competition organised by Gael Linn, Scléip. We shall be recording our EP in Trackmix studios, Dublin this July and are on the bill with HamSandwich and the Flaws for the Carrickmacross Arts Festival this August."
Josh mc Phillips - Vocals, guitar
Jamie Ó Suiligh - Bass
Aindriú de Buitléir - Guitar, vocals
Cian o'Connor - Drums
Paul Beagan - Tin whistle
Aoife Ní Roideáin - Fiddle, vocals
An Treo Eile (4 tracks, August 2015)
"The first outing of Monaghan Bog Rock band Dysania. A mixed bag of genres from Rock to Trad, and Indie to Funk. Jangly guitar, driving bass lines, and of course everything through Irish. The sounds are distinctly Celtic, bringing bands such as the Horslips and Waterboys to mind, yet distinctly modern, reminiscent of the Arctic Monkeys or Royal Bloods. Though comparisons can be drawn it is its own sound altogether. The 6 piece aimed to explore the sonic landscape, and this E.P is what they found."