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Dublin, Leinster, Ireland | SELF

Dublin, Leinster, Ireland | SELF
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"Two Hot Rats walk into a bar..."


Two Hot Rats walk into a bar...
Mr. Right and I went to see them Friday night. The venue was quite the pleasant surprise as it was our first time going to The Academy.

The show was just perfect.

The opening band (Howlin’ Dowlin) had quite a catchy repertoire and I even had the change to chat with the drummer’s wife, a friend of theirs that kept apologizing for her gorgeous accent (Glasgow), and later to the man himself, James the drummer. Fine folks I say. I definitely believe that you should check out their sounds.

Here’s them in action…

Below you can catch the main act sweating it up and making the audience quite the happy crowd they deserved, and longed, to be on such a splendid early Autumn night.

The Hot Rats made me smile:

Yes, eyebrows and all.
Formed by Gaz & Dan from Supergrass, their cover session was very much alive and refreshing. Covers of greats such as The Pistols, The Kinks, Elvis Costello, and The Beasty Boys formed part of the night’s agenda.

What sealed the deal for us all was their encore with a rendition to their former Supergrass. Lovely & kind.

Both guys were nice, conversational with the crowd and very laid back. Who could ask for more?

1 month ago
- The Fake Cherman


Recently released debut single "Sussed" that seems to be picking up well on the Irish music scene. The single was picked by Hotpress for their 'Pick of the Fortnight' in first cuts c.d reviews and from there on will be played on more than 10 Irish radio stations!



Howlin'Dowlin are a gang of four who specialize in Rock'n'Roll music that is melodic and hard-hitting in equal measure. Obvious influences include Oasis, The Strokes, Supergrass, Nirvana, Libertines and Kings of Leon, less obvious would be the Graham Coxon wing of Blur.

Front-man and principal songwriter Bren Dempsey finally got to form the band in the summer of 2008. After a 5 year-stint in "The mighty Stef" the dream of having his own band was finally alive and real - teaming up with Vinny Duggan from "The Things" to make his songs heard. With constant knock-backs from the word go, the band are now ploughing forward with their new+solid rhythm section, Hog and Tim George! The boys have been working hard and it seems to be paying off...

To date the band have been building up a loyal fan base with memorable gigs in their native Dublin. They notably opened up for Supergrass side-project 'The Hot Rats' and recently blew the roof off the famous "White Trash" venue in Berlin at their first international headliner. Just recently winning the "Battle of the Bands" competition the band are on a high with the prize been a trip to Los Angeles and a prolific headline slot at the famous "Whiskey a go go" club! The band plan to do a tour of L.A. and possibly record their debut album when they hit the states. Also on the cards is a European and Irish tour. If debut single "Sussed" is any indication of what we should expect from this explosive young band then its a strong prediction that the future is ultra-bright for Howlin'Dowlin!!