With a reputation for soft rock, the latest material from Waterford crew O Emperor may come as a bit of surprise.
It’s still vintage in its leaning but ‘Some Small Mater’ is shift in decades for the band, stepping out of the ’70s and into the ’80s. Percussion nods to kraut but the buzz-saw guitar lick and eruptive vocal chorus is a cut out of the Simple Minds’ arena handbook.
German label K&F Records will release Hither Tither in Europe next year where O Emperor will be touring extensively while working on a follow up record.
The lads are also promoting an Irish mini-tour, hitting Cork, Dublin and Waterford – details below.
FRIDAY 16th December
Support from Hush War Cry.
Tickets: http://www.triskelartscentre.ie/ & 021 – 4272022
SATURDAY 17th December
THE BUTTON FACTORY
Support from Katie Kim.
Tickets: http://www.ticketmaster.ie/ & 0818 903001
WEDNESDAY 28th December
Support from Katie Kim & Solar Taxi.
Tickets: http://www.forumwaterford.ie/ & 051 871111