by / January 12th, 2010 /

The JD Set bands announced

20 unsigned bands have been picked to compete in The JD Set this year. The heats will take place in Dublin, Cork, Limerick, Galway and Waterford from February to April. The final will take place in The Village, Dublin on Thursday 29th April, 2009 with once act from each event taking a slot.

The overall winning band gets advice Tim Burgess of The Charlatans, studio time in Grouse Lodge Studios, inclusion of tracks on an official JD Set 2010 CD on the cover of Hot Press and PR support. Previous winners of The JD Set include The Coronas,The Chakras and Camogie Lovers (now known as We Cut Corners).

The 20 bands are:
Cutaways
Fingersmith
Funzo
Go Panda Go
Henrietta Game
Lady Doll
Liz is Evil
Macrogrizzly
Mail Order Messiahs
Red Twelve
Saccade
Sanzkrit
Sixteen Layers
Stone Throwing Youths
The Coonics
The Dirty 9’s
Tupelo
Vasco Junior
We Go Go
Zealots

Dates:
Cork The Pavilion, Friday 19th February
Dublin Whelan’s, Friday 26th February
Limerick Dolan’s, Friday 5th March
Galway The Róisín Dubh, Friday 26th March
Waterford Electric Avenue, Friday 9th April

Here’s Henrietta Game:

  • Stone Throwing Youths are one of the best Irish bands I’ve heard in years. Hope they win this!