Strange Boats drop some huge names into the opening gambit of their bio: “combining the parochial storytelling style of Bruce Springsteen with the pop song sensibilities of Sam Cooke; Strange Boats deliver their music with the intent of The Clash..”
Yet still the band who hail from the rural town of Tuam in the West of Ireland do all this in their own accents and in their own small town way, maintaining credibility through the passion and heart-wrenching honesty in their big yet simple rock music.
Wondering if they can live up to the hype? Boys Walk Faster Than Girls is their debut single which is released this Friday, the 26th of October. The video to accompany their debut single can be seen below and is directed and produced by Eoin Kelly-Smith & Paschal Cassidy of Red Shoe Productions and stars Mark Heneghan, Emer Kelly, Orlaith Kelly & Sarah Kemple.
Still want more? They also have a number of dates around the country in November and December including a biggy, supporting the one and only Saw Doctors in The Olympia Theatre, Dublin.
Friday 2nd November – Monroes Live, Glaway
Saturday 3rd November – Sals Bar, Waterford
Saturday 10th November – Billy Byrnes, Kilkenny
Saturday 24th November – Olympia Theatre , Dublin (Saw Doctors support)
Saturday 8th December – Murphy’s, Thomastown, Kilkenny