by / January 13th, 2010 /

Faces Of 2010 – O Emperor

“Why can’t all bands be this instantly lovable?”, wondered our own Johnnie Craig when he came across Waterford’s O Emperor at last October’s Hard Working Class Heroes festival. The band certainly stood out then and still do. Their dreamy sound owes much to the music of America both past and present, joining the dots between the Band and Flaming Lips. Debut single ‘Po’ certainly did the business for them on its release, leading them to headline the New Bands stage at Oxegen. With their place already booked on the next series of RTE 2’s Other Voices, they head out this week on a UK and Irish tour that marks the start of what is sure to be a hectic year.

  • Simon

    Great band. These guys will make it.

  • john

    Great band looking forward to seeing them in whelans on sat.
    Havent seen them live yet but love this video

  • Hil

    These guys could really do something interesting as long as they don’t do what so many young Irish guitar bands do and disappear up their own rectums.

    Do find them much better live.

  • joey

    great band!played with them recently enough in the globe!hope they do well!

  • patrick hannon

    just saw band live in dolans,limerick.superb band.great manners and polite,2 speak 2.they will go as far as THEY want.step aside bono,and look after ur sheep or the homeless of ur city of dublin.