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"the JD Set- Cyprus Avenue Cork"

Finally Nassau presented a polished set of psycheldic pop numbers that brought the evening to a deliriously woozy climax. They are blesses with an enigmatic frontman in George Madden, who's Stype-style demagoguery would have been misplaced had it not been re-enforced with some blinding tunes. Nassau were by far the most refined and melodic band of the night. A throw-back to the blissed-out shoe-gazing college rock of the early 90's, with lyrical dexterity to match... For Nassau at least, the omens look good! - Hotpress - Mark Keane


"Bodog Battle Returns to Dublin"

It was a rainy Sunday night in Dublin, but that didn’t stop people from coming to check out the City Finals round of the Bodog Battle at the Tripod Nightclub. You missed seeing a show this round, but you can come and check out a live show when the Bodog Battle returns with another bunch of great bands! One lucky band will be the winner of a $1 million dollar contract with Bodog music , so why not get in on the fun while you can?

Even though their band name would make you think they would be on last, Exit was the first band of the night. This four piece, blues based rock band came out with a first song that was reminiscent of Whitesnake. They delivered a lively performance and are much improved from the last time we saw them.

With a great start to the night, Audium was up next and had the crowd dancing with their piano based hooks. These guys impressed us with their extremely tight rhythm section. What a great band! The Overkills followed and did not over-kill anything. Their soft, melodic, almost 80's sound was something different. This would make some great driving music!

Nope, Quentin wasn’t there that night, but Tarrintino was! They brought out a great crowd for support and had a harder edge than anything else we had heard that night. The Barricades , lead by a singer with lots of swagger came out next. They were energetic and featured fast paced, heavy indie type tunes. Their sound was much like that of the Arctic Monkeys. We loved this band!

Nassau , a five piece rock band showed us what they had with their awesome stage presence. They were a bit wacky and really engaging. The crowd loved it and we especially liked a song called Computers Dancing. The night was almost over, but not before GDC hit the stage. They switched things up a bit with their acoustic sound. What a perfect way to showcase their lead singer’s husky, smoky voice.

Even though we didn’t want it to end, it was time for the last band of the night and that band was Annas Chamber . Their rock based/southern rock edged set helped to close the show with a bang and the crowd that came out to see them that night were not disappointed!

We weren’t disappointed either when the winners of the night were announced, so a huge congrats goes out to Tarrintino and Audium for making it through to the next round of the Bodog Battle. Things aren’t over yet though! You can help decide who the Wild Card band will be, by signing up to vote on our website .

We’d like to thank all the staff at The Pod for hosting our show once again. A big thanks to our judges of the night: Rory Carlyle from The Wyos & Big Life Management, Deirdre O’Neill from Junkster and John Caddell, Head of Music at Phantom 105.2. Also thanks to all the bands and fans for coming out on a rainy night!

Slán Dublin!

Bodog Battle


- Bodog


"Dublin Battle Bands Even More Impressive"



We thought last night's Impress the Judges show at the Pod was great, but tonight it got even better! Fans should come see a live show during the Impress the Judges round, and cast their votes to get their favorite band that much closer to the $1 million contract with Bodog Music . And don't forget, if your band doesn't make it through at the show, they've still got a shot at the Wildcard spot! You can vote for your Wildcard pick for seven days after the show to help move a lucky band into the City Finals round. Awesome!

Kicking us off, Open Casket took to the stage with a fury! Hard core metal returns: very, very heavy with the kind of vocals that one would associate with a demon barbeque or a Salem witch burning. Good musicians and very tight all around.

Next, with a mix of acoustic and electric guitar The Fighting wove a path through the worlds they create in song. This singer/songwriter band has a way of telling a story, and the band backed the vocals up with accomplished musicianship. The Modern Souls reminded us of old school British invasion. With decent musicianship and good material, they put on a solid, if dated set.

The fans loved young hard rockers, Vitaria. With modern emo-inspired hard rock, their set was appreciated by the crowd. Then, Two Tales Of Woe gave us metal as ugly as it gets, just the way we like it - and so did the audience. Big, heavy, nasty and loud.

An acoustic act with a definitive Irish flavour, The Show's set featured very singer/songwriter oriented material and told great stories.They were a lot of fun to watch and listen to, and the crowd got into it. Another very good acoustic act, One Hand On The Bottle treated the crowd to a mix of contemporary and traditional sounds.

Next, four-piece indie rock The Overkills showed us what a pro-level band looks and sounds like with their solid material and confident stage presence. Another very good band, Tarrintino played the crowd their straight forward rock and roll. With a very modern sound and catchy, commercial music, these guys had the crowd in the palm of their hands.

Good time party rock, The Barricades be thy name! A solid band with good chops and charismatic lead singer - what more could we ask for. Ending the evening on a high note, very commercial sounding indie band Nassau played good tunes that had the crowd jumping.

The night can be summed up in one word: Wow. We had a great fan turn out, the bands rocked hard, and we all had a good time. Thanks to The Pod, to the bands, to the fans, and to the rock gods, who where obviously smiling on us.

Nassau, The Overkills, and The Barricades are moving through to City Finals. Now, don't forget to cast your vote for the Wildcard band to give one of these bands another shot at the rock 'n roll dream!

Cheers from Dublin,

Bodog Battle.


- Bodog Music


"No Work and No Play"

"Nassau who produce a neat brand of tuneful pop rock with a full guitar fuelled sound that has its own appeal...draws the listener in for the whole ride... They play with a spunky flair and confidence so ...they could be well worth paying attention to." - Jackie Hayden


"Guitars Ahoy"

I once apparently described Nassau from Cork as "a band to watch out for in the future". Well the future has arrived, I've been watching out for them and, thankfully, their new offering "hand of hope" doesn't let me down,as the addition of a second guitarist has beefed up their sound handsomely. "The Hand of Hope" is a slow solid ballad played and sung with passion and made for hoisting cigarette lighters, if a little soppy for a demo opener. "Tell Me" ups the tempo while "Human Behaviour" proves they've been working hard at developing a sound and a style of their own ..." - Jackie Hayden


Discography

Attica State LP 2008/09
Funderland Fan EP 2008
Blown Away on www.seeingredrecords.com
She Drives on www.seeingredrecords.com
A Star EP Sept 2006
Hand of Hope EP

All of the above has received radio play on a national and local level.

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Nassau, hailing from Cork, Ireland, have a guitar driven sound, unlike anything you’ve heard before. You may hear traces of influence but not so much as to allow you refer to a time, place or style. George, on vocals, delivers the songs with a raw energy that’s bordering on rage, a spine tingling emotion and a ferocious commitment to the music. The songs are melodic and invariably drive you to that irresistible urge to stamp your foot or punch the air, allowing yourself to resign completely to the music if only for a brief few minutes.

They’ve managed to play some high profile gigs, such as the O2 New Band Competition in Cork which they won, The Hard Working Class Heroes Festival in Dublin and also Bodog International Music Battle, of which they reached the Irish finals. They pride themselves on their live performances which have resulted in them being the judges’ choice at every stage of the Bodog Battle and getting them airplay with many radio-stations around the country.