by / November 8th, 2009 /

Hockey – The Academy, Dublin

HOCKEY have confirmed a return to Dublin’s Academy on Sunday 28 February. Tickets priced €17.50 inclusive of booking fee are on sale from this Wednesday, 21 October.

Hockey have come a long way since their dingy practice space in Spokane, or the small venues in Portland as a supporting act, or even, as the incarnation in college that once performed as a duo with a drum machine and a hi-jacked campus piano. Ben, Jerm, Anthony, and Brian are poised to infuse the world over with their Mind Chaos and it’s the daunting largeness of potential world domination that has the band most excited.

Even months before the official release of Hockey’s debut album, Grubin along with bassist Jeremy “Jerm” Reynolds, guitarist Brian White and drummer Anthony Stassi have been inspiring crowds to dance despite the trend not to. The acclaimed four-night New York residency at Brooklyn’s Union Hall, and at Manhattan’s Santo’s Party House, Mercury Lounge and Piano’s respectively proved that the foursome can win over converts by the roomful.

“Song Away,” however, could be Hockey’s mission statement with winning determination written all over it by way of Ben’s admitting that the promise of tomorrow is just a hit song away. “Now I want to write a truthful song over an 80’s groove,” he croons. “This is success music.” And based on the reaction he’s gotten thus far, he’s absolutely accurate.

Tickets for Hockey are priced €17.50 inclusive of booking fee are on sale from 9am this Wednesday, 21 October at Ticketmaster outlets: