Swedish festival headliners for Monroe’sJune 29, 2012 - 11:53am
THE Aftermath play Monroe’s Live on Friday, July 6. The band are based around two brothers, Johnny and Michael Cronin who live in the Mullingar. They have had three top 20 singles and a top 20 album with debut Friendlier Up Here.
They have shared the stage with the likes of The Script, The Pigeon Detectives, Ian Brown, Keane, The Frames and Razorlight to name a few and have recently headlined Sweden's Peace & Love festival as well as sold out shows from Dublin to Leeds to Berlin.
Friendlier Up Here was recorded in France with Karl and Dave Odlum who have produced The Swell Season, Josh Ritter and Gemma Hayes The album was mixed by Ger McDonald of U2 and Travis fame and with some tracks mastered by John Davis of Kaiser Chiefs, Ting Tings, Bloc Party and The Smiths fame. Musicians such as Steve Wickham from The Waterboys, keyboardist Helen Turner from The Style Council and the Paul Weller band, Vyvienne Long from the Damien Rice band and Tindersticks man Terry Edwards played with The Aftermath on the album.
The band have their own studio The Transmission Rooms in Drumlish, Co Longford. As well as recording themselves it has seen Noel Hogan (The Cranberries), and Shane McGowan through its doors.
Drummer Mick Cronin has also been moonlighting with Shane McGowan’s original punk band The Nipple Erectors, with whom he has recorded some new material and played a handful of live dates.
Fans of honest to goodness rock ‘n’roll will enjoy this show. Doors 10pm, tickets €10.