Ideal End

Ideal End


Ideal End are a 4 piece alternative rock band from Cork who have created a sound that is unique and refreshing with stunning guitar hooks allied with powerfully melodic vocals. The bands debut EP “Lay it Down” and their exciting live performances showcase their excellent songwriting ability.


When Ideal End formed in early 2005 it was the coming together of experienced and talented musicians who shared a similar musical vision and this, allied with their dedicated approach to song writing, has lead to a fine collection of original compositions. Drawing on their wide range of musical influences Ideal End are one of Corks liveliest and most entertaining acts. The combination of well crafted guitar riffs, powerful yet melodic vocals and a driving rhythm section has resulted in superbly written songs that are both immediately memorable and a testament to the bands musicianship. This is highly evident on the bands debut EP, “Lay it Down". The E.P. was released to much acclaim in September 2005 and has been aired on both Red FM and 96 FM. Songs range from the all out alternative rock of “Whatever Gets You" and “Lay It Down" to the more reflective “Left Behind".


Whatever Gets You

Written By: Ideal End

Feelin' so frustrated,
When just the thought of even waking,
Brought on the pain
It's not my fault I feel elated,
I just can't hide,
All the relief that I feel after all of this shit,
And now it can stay outside

Whatever gets you high

Never saw it coming,
Not from you,
Somethin' so familiar,
With a twist or two,
Just enough to make a difference,
I don't know why,
But if there's one thing I know after all of this shit,
It feels good to be satisfied

Whatever gets you high

Just to reach and
Not look down,
Cling to nothing,
I'm learning how,

Falling forwards,
I can't look back,
Floating upwards,
I suddenly notice,
I suddenly notice,
I suddenly notice that,

That I found what makes me high
I found what makes me high
I found what makes me high
I found what makes me high


"Lay It Down" E.P. (2005)

"Par for The Process" E.P. (2007)

Aired on Red FM and 96 FM.

Set List

Every situation is different as we adapt to the venue we play in, we have to keep the new listener in mind as well as the general music follower. The set list is also constantly evolving with new material but here is the list of our songs at the moment. All played would be around 80 mins.

Who's to Blame?
All of the time
Bruised Elbows
Not so Little things
The Hole
Pushin’ On
Last Laugh
Whatever Gets You
Lay It Down
Left Behind
Par for the Process
It’s all too much
The Gutter