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"Read me 1st - Various Key Quotes"

'The best new Irish band... Rocking and half crazy' 4/5 - FHM Latvia (Sep 08)

'Gorbachov are rock world leaders' - Irish Daily Star (May 08)

'The look, the sound, the interaction with the crowd....... they have it all' - Stuart Clarke, Editor of Hotpress Irelands main music publication (June 08)

'Professional to the core with a lead singer brimming with confidence...... A polished energetic performance' - Munster Express (May 08)

'A highly polished image and act to make most signed acts look just a little amateurish' - The Ryan O'Riain 22 Blog (Oct 08) - Major Publications

"XFM Manchester & Scotland"

This (Gorbachov) is as good as any of the songs I have played (on the show) tonight.

'Go on my son' is great! - Clint Boon & Jim Gellaty

"Murphys Live 2008"

Next to take the stage was Gorbachov. The support from their fans was evident and they delivered a stand out set. Edgy, tight and energetic they worked the crowd and finished on a high. - Murphyslive.com

"HotPress (Irelands leading music magazine)"

The Chov cranked out a pulsing set. In Cypress Avenue, their tight basslines and flawess guitar sync provided the platform for Feeney to stomp and stare through his on-stage dementia......... The spectacle of the lead man's psychosis was off-set by the professionalism and timing of a well-rehearsed band. (April 2008)

Gorbachov have gigged around, and are fully-formed..... The future's already looking brighter than their namesake's shiny dome: with festival appearances planned as far a field as Latvia this summer, Gorbachov are determined to make as much of an impact on the record-buying public as they did on the Murphy's Live judging panel. (May2008) - HotPress

"Band of the Week"

Blue Republic's My Space Band of the Week: Gorbachov

This is a rare moment: a band that contacts me on MySpace that's good. (instead of the other way around). Ireland's Gorbachov has a hell of a single on their hands with "Beat Machine". - bluerep.blogspot.com

"Traffik @ The Forum"

On Saturday 29th... a genuine biggie when Liverpool based Waterford act, Gorbachov, make a return visit for one night only. Sure to be jammed to the rafters is this one. "We're so underground we're almost dead!" the 'Chov tell us and with stonking good toons like 'Nice little Song' they aint telling any porkies. If you go to Gorbachovs Myspace you can check out lots of stuff including Chov TV which, we are told, is a little gem of a thing. - Waterford Today -Dec 17 2007

"South East Rocks"

SOUTH East indie label Cherish Records by arrangement with Crystal Star Promotions are launching their brand new compilation “South East Rocks” Vol. 2 this coming Saturday, 17th June at Stage 2, The Forum.

This years album, recorded between February and April of this year at Reverb Studios in Wexford is a monster 2 disc set with 22 original artists contributing tracks and features some of the brightest bands to emerge in the South East over the past couple of years including; Gorbachov, Penfold DM, FireGarden, TKO as well as some of the regions best singer/songwriters, such as; Brendan Keane and Jimmi Cullen.

Waterford’s finest, Gorbachov have already made a name for themselves having played hugely successful gigs in Cork, Dublin, Carlow, Wexford and of course their home town, Waterford!

With their catchy infectious riffs, beefy bass-lines and funky disco rock drums combined with quirky intense lyrics its impossible to sit still at any one of their gigs. Gorbachov write, perform and record all their own tracks.

Their debut E.P “Revenge of the Sauce” literally flew off the shelves and to top it all off, Gorbachov were named One of the Top Five Irish Bands of 2005 on Beat FM.

So what does the future have in store for Gorbachov ?...International acclaim and more by the looks of it. - Waterford News and Star- June 16 2006

"The inside Track: Kingdom come"

Disco-rock kingpins Gorbachov have been working their live magic recently. A successful set of dates (including a prestigious Frames support slot) and growing fan base hint at more greatness to come this year. The band are building their reputation on energetic live shows and Franz-like catchy tunes. To see what all the fuss is about, check out the infectious “Friends” - Hot Press Magazine 16 Jan 2006

"The Inside Track: Gorb that you can't leave behind"

News and gossip from the domestic front with Roisin Dwyer.

Following the celebrations of Spraoi, the revelry continues in Waterford with news that local rockers Gorbachov have accepted a debut album deal with Liverpool-based Pirate Industries. The band plan to relocate to Merseyside at the start of 2007 and the remainder of this year will be spent recording.
- Hot Press Magazine 11 Aug 2006


Lots of Demo Ep's back in the day that got national exposure in Ireland

Mr Fahrenheit (2007) - Airplayed XFM (UK) and a host of national and local Irish stations

Go On My Son (soon) - Played on lots of stations Europe wide
Album 'Can't Start The Machine' out in 2008!



THE CHOV as their fans affectionately know them, formed 4 years ago in Waterford, Ireland. They soon gained national radio exposure with their first demos, winning countless Battle of the Bands and supporting some of Ireland's biggest bands including The Frames and The Blizzards. More recently they supported The Enemy (whilst winning Murphys Live - see below) and Fatboy Slim.

Finishing off their first professional release at the start of 2008 with Liverpool's Pirate Industries, they went on to win Murphys Live 2008, being crowned Irish band of the Year in the process. The momentum behind the bands rising profile in Ireland was further boosted with news that they were selected for the 2008 IMRO Showcase Tour the most coveted event for new talent in the country.

Having already played many festivals at the far ends of Europe in the summer of 2008 they are gaining airplay throughout Europe on radio stations large and small alike with their recently released single 'Go on my Son' from their forthcoming debut album 'Can't Start The Machine'. The band are also proud to announce that 'Go On My Son' will be featured on Ireland's Oxjam CD of which 70,000 will be circulated with Novemebers Hotpress magazine. The band, as ever, are looking forward to wowing the crowds with their catchy and energetic brand of rock.