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"Humanzi Look Neon on the Dance Floor"

Tremors, the sophomore album from Irish quartet Humanzi, has only dropped in the U.K., but that fact shouldn't prevent their post-punk dance rock from storming through clubs Stateside. Single "Diet Pills and Magazines" has been given a phantasmagorical video treatment wherein televisions are smashed, diet pills are flashed, and magazine headlines and adverts are compiled into disorienting collages. The visual sensory overload complements the band's throbbing new-wave impulses on the track, and it all feels extra psychedelic when singer Shaun Mulrooney spews, "This is the shit, so get used to it / This is the shit you've got to live with."

"Out On A Wire (Single Review)"

The latest single from the Dublin foursome's jitter-rock debut 'Tremors' is like an attention starved New Order for the new rave generation - all Peter Hook basslines and gut-wrenching guitar stabs, smothered with Shaun Mulrooney's yelp. Not as in-yer-face relentless as some of the rest of the album (when are they going to finally unleash 'Get Your Shit Together' on the general public? That would bend a few ears...), it nevertheless sustains the ante they upped with 'Fix The Cracks' just under a year ago. If you head to the website, you can download the mask that features on the front cover to put on your own face - now that's what we call devotion to your art. TC - NME

"Tremors (Album Review)"

When Humanzi plopped on my desk in a jiffy pack from the UK it looked like it would be a German propaganda band. Luckily I was wrong because in fact, Humanzi are an Irish band that pull their influences from punk, rock, dance and classic rock. As fan said, Humanzi is Led Zeppelin mixed with Joy Divison and Primal Scream at 200 miles per hour. And while the German’s propaganda might not be there, the pissed off, disgruntled foursome are following their desire to make fucked up tunes about fame, money and how power is messing up the world. Sound like a familiar topic for this election week? Yeah, I went there.
Tremors starts out by slapping you in the face with the drum pounding and bass heavy “Diet Pills And Magazines,” before busting into “6 Gun,” and as frontman Shaun Mulrooney rips through the lyrics you can actually imagine him spitting them into a mic. It’s dirty, gritty and the stuff that encapsulates basement shows. With “Out On A Wire” the band turns a 180, and instead of producing the balls-to-the-wall rock, they bring in the Joy Division/New Wave dance beats all while taunting the listener by encouraging them to “Go! Go!” The same goes for the macabre “Song For Understanding” and the infectious “Fix The Cracks,” which was actually the debut single across the pond. Then the rock comes back in full swing with “Get Your Shit Together,” chock full of handclaps and fuzzy guitars.
The kicker is that the dudes actually look the part too. They played our FADER Sideshow at CMJ and I was seriously scared of them. The jams they ripped out were fun and rockin’, but they look like the kind of kids that you imagine bumping into at a seedy bar and starting a fight with, which is how the story goes with how the band started. Supposedly they hated each other and did get into a fight, only to find out that they worked well together and shared common goals. See what can happen if we all just get along? The world will not only be a better place, but we will also have some great music to break shit to while rocking out.

"Tremors (Album Review 7/10)"

Dublin: land of The Thrills. Stomping ground for The Chalets. Quite possibly the yawnfullest musical city in the UK in recent years (down, hardcore U2 fans, down). Not any more. The debut album from the city's Humanzi is less tremors than full-on Richter Scale 7 catastrophe. From the opening "whooargh" and cacophonous collision of guitars on first track 'Diet Pills & Magazines' to the frantic and frenzied foaming-at-the-mouth beast that is 'Get Your Shit Together', this is as rabid as The Cooper Temple Clause back in their aggressive 'Panzer Attack' days. Throw in the likes of the post-punk New Order 'Out On A Wire' and we have an essential album - one heading straight for the alarm clock CD player. 7/10. Tim Chester. - NME

"Tremors (Album Review 4/6)"

It starts with a surprised yelp, like someone's given this young Dublin quartet's lead singer a good goosing. Then: Ramones' ramalama; the dark rock melodicism of Jane's Addiction; sexily surging new wave; urgent post-hardcore; surf guitar and even Elvis's sneery lounge - it's a weird mix, but Humanzi pull it together. Their declamatory ('This is the shit, so get used to it/This is the shit you've got to live with') suggests lads with Stuff On Their Minds, too. Good news, all round. 4/6. Sharon O'Connell. - Time Out London

"Tremors (Album Review 4/5)"

The latter-day punks rock as hard as their '70s counterparts, while their choice of authority figures to rail against are well up to date. Shake your arses and fists. 4/5 - Nuts Magazine


Scuzzy Irish Post-Punk Newcomers make their mark in Scotland.
HUMANZI KNOW all about crowd control and before summer's even started they'll be veterans of the volatile Glasgow live experience. With two dates dusted from way back in November and one set for March supporting Dirty Pretty Things, the band voted Best Newcomer in Ireland's Meteor Awards have nothing to fear at the Barfly tonight than spilt beer post-gig. They don't do choreography and they might look rougher than a Scottish hangover, but onstage, the Dublin outfit are a return to the much-missed AWOL blueprint: plenty of grime, lots of raw chaotic fuzz, and bucketloads of swaggering scuzz. Singer Shaun Mulrooney fearlessly lunges into 'Diet Pills And Magazines' like Iggy single-handedly giving the Kaisers a kicking, barking his aggressive message to the masses 'This is the shit so get used to iy!'. On 'Fix the Cracks', there's swift slaps of grinding synths, plenty of post-punk racket verbal, and enough jagged guitar curves to take on all comers. In six months time, the smart people will be asking for permission to worship them so go sell your Sum 41 shirts on ebay for a fiver.
Watch out, there's a new riot in town. Trust your taste and join in now. - Kerrang

"Humanzi Live Review"

The name couldn't really be more apt. Humanzi are a bastard offspring in every sense Human meets chimpanzee; Ramones bedded by Kasabian; The Stooges clashing with the Mondays, and the sounds of angular, hedonistic rock'n'roll smashing head on into feverish electro punk. In front of a hometown crowd, dirty, ragged guitar riffs collide with unashamed hooky synths, to create dark explosive rock music shot through with adrenaline-inducing beats. It's the sound of the clubbing generation awakening from a loved-up haze only to realise the world is still as shit and deceitful as it used to be. Body-pounding anthems like 'Diet Pills' and 'Fix The Cracks' rail against contemporary culture with a vital ferocity. If joy Division had emerged from the fog of ecstasy-fuelled decadence, they'd probably be making music not unlike this. Humanzi, then: a very dark and very distinctive Dublin pleasure. (Steve Cummins) - NME

"Fix The Cracks: Single review 8/10"

Some songs are not afraid to tell you what they want from you. Chopped out with shameless thunder, 'Fix The Cracks' is a sweaty, spiky cheap thrill and it wants to dance. The tambourine stubs out its cigarette, the distorted bass slithers its way across the beer-sticky floor and they're already pouting in front of the DJ booth in time for the drums to come in. It sways dangerously before the last chorus from Nick Rhodes synth solo to borderline Cult impression but somehow stays on its feet to the end. There are other records to think to. 8/10 - Drowned In Sound

"Club NME Dublin launches in explosive fashion"

Club NME exploded onto the Irish indie scene last night (October 20), with crammed dancefloors and a frantic set from Humanzi at Dublin’s Voodoo Lounge.

With scenes of carnage similar to those that marked their triumphant Psychofest headline slot last June, local heroes Humanzi marked the occasion by previewing two new songs. However, the band also saw one of their over-eager fans hospitalised, following an altercation with singer Shaun Mulrooney.

Appearing to step on the frontman's guitar pedals during an explosive ‘Tremors’, the stage-diving fan was given a slight nudge aside by the Humanzi singer and accidentally fell into the front row, breaking his ankle.

Speaking to NME.COM afterwards the band were sorry the fan was injured by said that was the danger of being a stage-invader.

“If ya get on stage with us we can’t be responsible for the outcome," explined Mulrooney. "We hope he’s alright. We’ll pay his hospital bills if he wants.”

However the incident was the only low point in a ferocious set from the Donaghmede four-piece, which was watched by The Thrills' Conor Deasy, Padraic McMahon and Kevin Horan, along with local bands including Mainline, The Immediate, Stagger Lee, The Things, The Chapters and The Flaws.

With the show being filmed for a future DVD, Humanzi opened with a raucous version of ‘Get Your Shit Together’ as Mulrooney and co were greeted with the sort of welcome normally reserved for the likes of U2.

The new songs were ‘What A Pity’, which Mulrooney introduced as being “pure rock'n'roll”, and ‘Shorter’, which saw the frontman swapping his guitar for an '80s-style guitar-keyboard.

Humanzi played:

'Get Your Shit Together'
'6 Gun'
'Diet Pills And Magazines'
'Out On A Wire'
'What A Pity'
'Long Time Coming'
'Fix The Cracks'
'Get Your Shit Together'


L.P's: Tremors - 24/7/06 (Uk and Ireland)
Singles: Bass Balls ***June '09***
Out On A Wire 27/10/06
Diet Pills & Magazines 17/7/06
Long Time Coming 13/2/06
Fix The Cracks 7/11/05



It’s almost 2 years since Humanzi disappeared off the radar. The band took a step back from the hype that surrounded them in their native Dublin and said good-bye, decamping to Berlin, Germany. Immediately they found a creative space and began writing their [as yet untitled] second album. The album was eventually recorded in a derelict DDR radio broadcasting station used by the East German government right up until the fall of communism in 1989. In the very room where the East German National Anthem was originally recorded, and broadcast from, Humanzi set about creating a frightening and electrifying collection of new material. The writing and recording process was a slow and studious one in which Humanzi have redefined their sound. The result is an album that treads a dark, industrial but ultimately hopeful lyrical landscape. Out of isolation great beauty has come, from the heart of a kingdom of ghosts beats a sickening pulse....HUMANZI ARE BACK.

Despite focusing most of their blood sweat and tears on the making of the new album, the band have been sporadically active on the live front. Avoiding for the most part Ireland and The UK, Humanzi have been playing European festivals, they have done extensive touring of Scandinavia and a German tour with The Beatsteaks [an uber-rock outfit, Germanys biggest domestic Rock N' Roll act]. Much of the new album has been tested live to a great response every time. Humanzi are a more formidable live act than ever before.

Humanzi released their first album 'Tremors' in the UK and Ireland in 2006 and spent much of the next two years in the UK promoting and touring with the likes off Dirty Pretty Things, Eagles Of Death Metal and Peaches, helping open the band up to a wide British Audience. Humanzi are now ready with their second album which will be released on their own 'Kick In The Eye' label imprint. The lead single from this album will be 'Bass Balls' which is being released this summer.

From the grey skies of suburban Dublin to the Grey concrete walls of Deepest Darkest Berlin always maintaining a position outside the comfort zones of 'Black and/or' White......Friends...Once Again...We Give You.....HUMANZI