by / February 5th, 2010 /

Cranes for Whelans

Quite a coup for promoters Club AC30, as they bring Cranes to Whelans for a show on April 17th for their first Irish show since they supported the Cure here in 1992. As one of the major players in the UK’s original shoegaze scene, along with groups such as Slowdive, Lush, and Ride, Cranes were one of the first rock bands to put the seaside town of Portsmouth on the musical map.

Cranes first album ‘Self non Self’ had a peculiar intensity which seemed all the more unusual at the time. John Peel picked up on the album right away, with the group recording a session for him in the album’s first week of release. Some intense media interest followed and shortly afterwards the group signed to Dedicated-BMG and went on to record the 5 albums including -Loved’ and -Population 4′. After a 4 year break, Cranes re-emerged on their own independent label Dadaphonic to release ‘Future Songs’ (2001), ‘Particles & Waves’ (2004) and -Cranes’ (2008)

Tickets for the gig are on sale now, priced €18. Support comes from State favourites Sleep Thieves.