Music Monday 11th March 2019

I don’t listen to a lot of Irish music.

It’s a bit sad, really, but there aren’t that many good Irish rock bands - apart from the obvious, of course. (In case you missed it, one of the biggest names in rock over the last few decades has been a band called U2, who are Irish. I’m not sure how that happened.) Mostly, Irish bands make music that’s too soft and too folky for my liking.

Every now and then, an Irish band comes along and impresses me. It’s not often, and those bands are usually not well known in their own country because the Irish rock music scene just isn’t that great.

Here’s one of the bands that has caught my attention. I’ve been lucky enough to see them a couple of times, and they totally deliver live. Let’s hear it for The Minutes.