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"Getting possibly one of the best crowd receptions off the competition this Killarney/Cork-based four-piece seem to adore being onstage and their enjoyment cant help rub off on those watching"

Shilpra Ganatra - Hotpress Vol 1 No.35


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Songs are currently receiving airplay on Cork's
Red FM and campus radio at
University College Dublin
and Trinity College Dublin

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Making their way through a confused mesh of local teenage bands Padraig O’ Connor and Dave O’ Sullivan, the original members of Dirty Face Kids, finally ran into one another in 1999. Following an immediate click with regard to song writing and influences and a realisation that the music mattered more, the two lads set about recording at a local studio. As a result, songs like “Still Stands a Tree”, possessing seamless clean to heavy guitar progressions and catchy infectious riffs that immediately claw the listener in, were born. What started as a handful soon emerged into a collection of foot-stomping rock songs and surreal anthems filled with harmony and energy.
With influences ranging from Metallica, Pearl Jam, Foo Fighters, Jimi Hendrix, Led Zepplin, Radiohead, Creed and the great Jeff Buckley, the band have a diverse taste in music which in turn makes their sound interesting, but easily accessible.
More recently the boys have recruited the talented Aidan Browne on bass guitar and David Kavanagh on rhythm guitar and vocals. With an unshakable dedication to the cause, these arrivals have added optimism and drive to a group who now feel that it would be something special to get their sound to a wider audience. “Numb” is currently receiving extensive airplay on Corks Red Fm and Campus Radio at both U.C.D and U.C.C, and as a result the bands profile has been raised considerably over the last few months. In 2007 Dirty Face Kids performed at The Granary, Killarney sharing the stage with Hotpress favourites Delorentos, where they are said to have “received the best crowd response of the entire Murphys Live competition”. Their next gig will be during the Killarney Summerfest.