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"Hotpress Murphy's Live"

" Philtre blend the best of Oasis, Stereophonics and Stone Roses together in a tight focused performance which shows plenty of potential "

Shilpa Gantra
Hotpress - Hotpress

"Cyprus Avenue"

"Philtre put on a great display with lead-singer Tom Leahy mixing strong stage presence with a relaxed and capable performance. I remarked previously that he has a distinctive voice which really sets this band apart. "

Donal o Caoimh
Wordpress 2007 - Wordpress

"Drop-d Night"

"We were very lucky to have blagged the “Almost Famous” Philtre for a Drop-d gig. Sounding like a diluted Stereophonics with a smidgen’ of The Smashing Pumpkins, Philtre create an edgy self confessed blend of “hard rock with a twist of pop.”

Drop-d Nights By Nicola Marie O Riordan 08/05/2007
- Drop-d


Bullet from nowhere (Ep) - Jan 2006



Tralee based rock act Philtre was formed in the summer of 2004.The band strived at great lengths to create their own distinctive sound centered on melodic riffing, aggressive vocals and addictive choruses and their music has been described as infectious alternative rock.

Since the band’s formation Philtre have gone from strength to strength making appearances at the Rose of Tralee festival winning “Live at the Rose” competition in August 2005. This enabled the band to record their debut EP “Bullet from nowhere".

Constant gigging saw Philtre sharing the stage with Republic of Loose at the Killarney Summer fest. Throughout 2005 also saw them play with Leya, Delorentos, Vesta Varo and The Frank and Walters.

January 2006 brought the release of debut EP “Bullet from nowhere” with the headline track being featured on RTE’s “The Sunday Game”

February saw Philtre being selected as one of the best six unsigned acts in Ireland to Play on the Murphy’s Live 2006 showcase Philtre enjoyed great success at the Murphy’s Live with “Bullet from nowhere” Being nominated as one of the hit songs on the Murphy’s Live complitation.

The band appeared at the prestigious Bloom festival which prides itself on selecting the best of up and coming acts in Ireland.

2007 got off to a flying start with the release of "Took the Time" single on the Murphy's Live compilation, which saw Philtre play with Delorentos and Duke Special.

Following this success Philtre gained a support slot on the Irish tour to multi platinum selling German act Reamonn.