Party Weirdo

Party Weirdo

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We are three girls, with lots of different instruments and interesting noises. We make an energetic, danceable and, most of all, fun racket. We are light-hearted but have big ideas. We like to explore and experiment.

Biography

Cara Holmes and Emily Aoibheann had met before as members of briefly brilliant Dublin band, Pinboy Skinny. After flirting with individual projects for a few years, the two got back in touch with a view to trying something new. Emily chanced on Belfast emigrée Thérèse McKenna at a mutual friend’s party in Cork and the weirdness began. The three played their first gig on June 25th 2006 on Cara’s home turf, The Spirit Store in Dundalk, and since then they’ve been bouncing along busily, playing a rake of gigs across Ireland, England and in their current abode, Berlin. Notable nights have included Belfast with Erase Errata, Dublin with XBXRX, Manchester with Vile Vile Creatures and Fake Tan, and their 7inch launch in Dublin with Cap Pas Cap and Queen Kong, the two bands that have meant the most to them in the last year.
Party Weirdo have difficulty summarising their sound. Other people have offered some brave suggestions. A recent gig poster put it quite eloquently: “Bikini Kill meets Kill Bill in Killinascully.”. Or, as Jonny Craig on SoundsXP would have it: “Theirs are loose anti-structures, free from rock’s convention of constructing songs around one or two great riffs or sequences. In toy-terms, they’ve made an oblique monster from Stickle Bricks, Fuzzy Felts, Play Dough and Barbie’s head.” The lovely folks at Stitchypress, who are behind the gorgeous 7inch of Chart Your Cycle, say that you should “think The Slits, Riot Grrrl and The Fall and then start dancing”.

Lineup:
Cara Holmes: Vocals, guitar, synth, bass
Thérèse McKenna: Bass, vocals, flute, cello, glockenspiel, guitar
Emily Aoibheann: Drums, synth, vocals, bass

Plans:
Late August tour of Poland, gigs in Berlin and Liepzig. Split 7inch on Maximum Joy records with Wet Dog. Planning for US tour.

Discography:
Chart Your Cycle 7inch on Stitchypress records

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Discography

Chart Your Cycle: June 28th 2007 on Stitchypress records

Set List

We usually play 30-45 minute long sets.
Songs include: Fight, Hello Handsome, Chart Your Cycle, Big Chin, Sally, The Cat's Got It, Agency Of Bastards, Going Forward, Panic...