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"Review of Groom album"

"...childish, playful, not-at-all wise...Groom have almost realised the lie - but still they're yelling it, all together, like fools, like fools, like lovesick fools." - Said The Gramophone music blog

"Review #2 of album"

"very catchy indie rock sounds with lots of old style crunchy analogue synth sounds, some lovely vocal harmonies and some seriously bouncy singalong choruses" - Road Records web site

"Review #3"

"gorgeous choruses...manages to fill something of a spacy sadness, that's built for those who might like a little melancholy sometimes, but without the hang-ups." - Eclectic Honey music webzine


Stitch – album, 2004, Fairview House Records.
The Wave & Groom EP – Feb 2005, SeedyR Records.
Wire Horizon compilation Recommended Viewing , Sep 2005.
Merry Christmas from Groom and Stoat - Split single release with Stoat, Christmas 2005.
Sofa records compilation Music For Long Ears , April 2006.
All This Happened, More Or Less - album, Oct 2006, Fairview House Records.
Love Me Aimlessly EP - EP/single, July 2007, Fairview House Records.



GROOM began life in 2004 in Dublin, arising out of the ashes of alt-folk band Settler. Starting off as an electro-folk two piece centred around the songwriting of Michael Stevens, they played some intimate gigs in Ireland’s capital, and shared a stage with Deanna Varagona (LAMBCHOP). Having released a short experimental album, Stitch, GROOM soon expanded into a four piece and began to explore synth-folk-rock territory. They played this particular brand of indie folk-pop around Ireland, made some appearances on various compilations, and even released a Christmas single. 2006 saw the release of GROOM’s first album proper, All This Happened, More Or Less on Fairview House Recordings. The record was well-received all round and since has earned GROOM some deserved supports with JAWBONE (Loose Records), Jeff Tweedy (WILCO), Suburban Kids With Biblical Names (Labrador), and Evangelicals (Dead Oceans). In 2007, a single/EP was released, Love Me Aimlessly. GROOM are currently working on a new album.