Babys' Big Ego

Babys' Big Ego


High energy- guitar driven,grungy new-wave psychedelica.From pulsing rhythms to sparse melodies,vocals that lead from angst to yearning,Lyrics that meander between the contrasts of socially conscious and introspective to dreamlike and playful.The overall effect is well crafted and keenly honed.


Baby’s Big Ego: In Profile

After coming together in the summer of 2004, Baby’s Big Ego have been really gaining momentum on Dublin’s Indy Circuit. With their recently recorded debut EP in tow, the boys have been gigging solidly for the past two years and are proving themselves to be one of Dublin’s hardest working and most committed bands.
This guitar driven 3-piece, consisting of; Luke McEvoy on lead vocal/ guitar, Adam O’Connell on bass guitar and Damian Quill on drums, have been likened to acts as varied as Nirvana and the Stone Roses from who they freely admit where influential in the development of their grundgy/ punk and psychedelic garage sound. While echoes of ska and blues can be heard also.
Their music, while progressive and edgy remains honest and vital from start to finish and is delivered in such a self assured fell good nature that it is hard to compare to the self deprecating styling’s of some of their contemporaries. Crowd interaction plays a key role in the live performance and while some songs are delivered in jest, others are brought from a darker place. This is music people can relate to, be it the dizzying highs or troublesome lows.
With an already prolific arsenal of songs dealing with such themes as disaffected youth, alienation from modern society and contemporary relationships between lovers and friends. Lyrics that speak as a social commentary, painting snapshots of times remembered in a way that is universally recognisable. These can, on occasion, drift towards honest, if sometimes scathing, observations of modern life. While at other times, the notion of the love song is toyed with and brought down other routes than may be deemed the norm.
Aware of, but unburdened by their sense of responsibility as a band, they use their songs as more of wake up call than as a means of preaching and for every indulgence they prescribe there is a highlighted pitfall to that choice and certain lifestyle. As their name suggests, the band are not afraid to poke fun at themselves and quite bravely blame people and themselves for the state of society and for living in political apathy. Songs that drift threw dreamlike fantasies and imaginings are quickly pushed aside by starker realisations of the reality of life.
Finding the same satisfaction in playing to a room of 50 people as to playing for 500, from there debut show in the legendary Slattertys to slots playing to a full house in the Music Center, threw times of playing at fiends and neighbours house parties to stints of playing as the resident house band at various local pubs- Babys’ Big Ego will play anywhere and anytime just so long as the music is being appreciated. This being none more evident than with a recent gig to an appreciative crowd of inmates at Dublins Mountjoy Jail as part of an Arts week held there.
The only way for these boys now is onwards and they hope with some hard graft and persistence; onwards will also lead upwards.