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Satellite EP 2004
Communal the Single 2005
Passport LP 2006
Be One single 2006


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Communal are A New Yorker, two Dubs and an Aussie - like their different backgrounds the debut release Passport is international in flavour, combining addictive guitar hooks,
a dynamic kick ass rhythm section and highly charged vocals.
Each track breathes in it's own space, from full on modern to slow burning and endearing...its all there for the taking. The bands love of Zeppelin, U2, Smashing Pumpkins and the Pixies bleeds through but COMMUNAL retain their own voice. The band is committed to being vital and ever evolving.
Jools and Bill met in New York. Jools heard Bill playing with Ouijipig at Brownies. They became friends then roomates and wrote songs. J's visa ran out so he went back to Dublin. B needed change and followed. They decided to put together a band in Dublin. It took months to find a drummer. Chris answered a classified ad, they jammed, it was natural. Bill met Steve at Whelan's, they drank beer and listened to demos on mini disc. Steve joined the band. They decided to make a record.

They started with the basic tracks at The Engine Room then moved to The Cauldron for over dubs and finally recorded vocals. The very talented Kieran Lynch mixed. They named the band after their first single, Communal, which they released in September 2005 to wide radio support and embarked on their first tour.

June 2006 and Communal return to Ireland with the second single Be One and more live dates before heading off to tour Germany, the UK and the States.

Communal stand out from the slew of new bands on the block by showcasing their musical dexterity, kinetic energy and ability to switch moods with the flick of a toggle.' Irish Times

If s rare that an album comes along that gets you on first listen...Passport is a very fine album indeed and Communal is a name to remember.' Irish Independent

With their debut LP Passport, Communal could genuinely hit big very soon... don't say we didn't warn you.' Hot

'The energy of Fugazi, the playfulness of Foo Fighters and the stadium ambition of U2 combine in frequently thrilling
fashion.' Evening Herald

Following the widely lauded release of their debut album, four piece rock band Communal return with their second download single Be One, on June 23rd.

Tracks from the album, Passport, have featured in the film Take It Back, a winning short at the Brooklyn Film Festival which was also nominated for an IFTA Award.
The same track, Relent, was also chosen for the soundtrack to the Kayaking Extreme Sports Video.