READER'S WIVES

READER'S WIVES

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READER'S WIVES have songs called 'Pissing In The Sink' 'Advertising Heroin' 'Sexually Attracted To Myself' 'Your Slip Is Hanging' 'No Serial Monogamist' 'Suppository Love' ..if you're still not curious, check your pulse

Biography

ARE YOU UGLY ENOUGH TO BE A CHARACTER ACTOR?

ARE YOU UGLY ENOUGH TO BE IN A GREAT BAND?

ARE YOU UGLY ENOUGH TO BE A READER'S WIFE?

Reader's Wives are a band from Dublin, Ireland - the brainchild of lo-fi maverick front man Niall James Holohan - prolific aritst and self-proclaimed Dark Prince of Pop...

Opinionated, youthful, exuberant, funny and often brash Niall James Holohan is a challenging and compelling young career artist who has his sights set on world domination. Niall's fabulously unique and rich voice, creative output and gig-hardy trail-blazing attitude is already the envy of many of his Irish peers. The dark prince of pop’s latest incarnation “READER’S WIVES” stands out from the market place on the duel logs of raw talent and solid attitude and is without doubt Holohan’s most interesting guise to date.

Due for release on an unsuspecting public in 2006 the Wives' debut album tentatively entitled “CATTLE OF FISH” EP is an original, delectable and colourful pop record with a credible indie edge showcasing Holohan‘s incredible compositional skill, artistry and undeniable appeal as the first real pop Icon of the 21st century.

NJH has sold over 10,000 copies over 15 lo-fi releases - receiving widespread radio airplay - playing sold out monthly shows in the Cobblestone, the Lobby and Bewley’s Café Theatre. Niall has been all over the globe performing showcases in NEW YORK, LONDON, DUBLIN, BOSTON, SAN DIEGO as well as performing at sold at shows at the prestigious NEMO, SXSW, IN THE CITY events and homegrown festival HARD WORKING CLASS HEROES in Dublin.

For the past three years Niall has been busy creating a story for himself but with “CATTLE OF FISH” he has added opened a new chapter and added to that story a definitive touchstone for his talent with hit tunes resounding throughout.

Click here www.readerswivesband.com to visit the READER'S WIVES official site and listen to the READER'S WIVES limited edition EP ..the ultimate reference to the sound, style and attitude

Among appearances at SXSW,IN THE CITY,NEMO, Niall's been proud to showcase at HARD WORKING CLASS HEROES 2004 & 2005 and looks forward to bringing his band and theatrical stage act to a headline slot at this year's festival.

Lyrics

Pissing In The Sink

Written By: Niall James Holohan

“Now, I wonder how many of you in the audience have ever performed an unnatural act...like pissing in the sink?....One time in your life have you ever pissed in a sink? [Monologue continues with story about a man who urinates in his apartment sink, angering his roommate.]...."What are you doing?"..."I am washing my leg."...."Bullshit, you were jerking off into the sink."...."No, really, I am washing my leg.".."Well, if you have to do it, go out on the ledge."...The fellow goes out onto the window ledge...People think he wants to commit suicide...All he wants to do is urinate...A priest talks to him...Fire trucks appear...nets and ladders...Finally, the guy's mother...."Mamma, all I want to do is take a piss."...."Go ahead, son, piss."...."I can't, Mamma, there are too many people looking....I can't piss when all these people are looking."....."So run some water down there....Turn on the hoses....Can't you see the boy wants to pee-pee?....."
- Lenny Bruce

She was standing as Cybill by the side of the road in Maryland
..Dolphins Barn ..near the old ice rink ..she told me whereabouts ..if I ever got out of life alive ..I could find her and chat her up ..
I have a pain in my face and my shoulders knows it’s not just going to go away
I’ve taken seven painkillers ..I’ve been given to singing Chuck E Weiss
Or “North Korea ..wouldn’t want to be ya” “don’t hate me ‘cause you date me’
..and “..it doesn’t happen over night”
..I left my scarf on the statue outside Merrion Square
..the last think I remember is pissing on the issues in the sink

PISSING IN THE SINK

two thugs eyeing up a drunk girl
drug slug on the ha’penny bridge
lost souls banging in the alleyway
butch queers picking on a Spanish kid

three birds starting on a hobo
broken glass at the trinity gates
bar stools argue etiquette and fallacy
it’s not true that it’s never too late

thing mote and I feel terrible
let’s get the depressants in
fag ends and dirty rotten plasters
chalk my mind with shite and phlegm

stag’s head cause I didn’t want to spoil it
I’ll quit tomorrow I think
all my dreams go flushed down the toilet
I’m no use ..I’m pissing in the sink

fat gang ride in a pikie’s carriage
Begona Carrera trying to free the poor horse
slap bang in the middle of a conversation
the lights come on the booze wears off

old fart with a bin as a lectern
holding court in Temple Bar
going blind as tourist take pictures
of children begging in the back of spar

I’ve no redress ..I don’t know what possessed me
to leave my house for a pit full of cocks
a man nods off in the reefer-idgerator
the light comes on inside the misery clock

Cian stealing early piles of Sunday papers
dame lane fascists (media types) take a slash in the ink
the sad maternal star too much too quickly
hang over me as I’m pissing in the sink

wishful thinking ruining lives across the country
tear the thread off the civilised stew
if you turned round locked on Dame street
you’d see a thousand other drunk’s who look just like you

tediously talking bout how I became a drinker
it’s been two years since I last got sick
tomorrow morning I’ll be devouring the neurofen
feeling like I’ve gone swimming in a bag of sticks

stoat faced gimps slip down into the strip club
pub quiz drivel for the talkative louse
I swear there’s nothing funny about a drunk boys
my suit coat pocket has been squeeking like a mouse

stag’s head cause I don’t ever want to spoil it
i’ll quit tomorrow I think
all my dreams go begging in the men’s room
where am I? ..I’m pissing in the sink

some tarts face licked like a melted welly
and an arse like a bag of mobile phones
the fat arsehole vodka lunch I’ve always hated
has overcome me and nature and taken my thrown

always in pursuit of the perfect people
yellow matter custard ..dead dog’s eye
how I asked quite polite for a hymen burger
and got a kick in the teeth instead

left my scarf on the statue outside Pravda
around the neck of the feminine night I lost control
can’t recall the last time I could stand to hear myself talking
i’m dead ..my head is severed ..
now only it is on a roll
now only it is on a roll
now only it is on a roll
now only it is on a roll
now only it is on a roll
now only it is on a roll
now only it is on a roll

two thugs eyeing up a drunk girl
drug slug on the ha’penny bridge
lost souls banging in the alleyway
butch queers picking on a Spanish kid

Words and Music by Niall James Holohan
All Rights Reserved Copyright © La Fabrica 2005

The Cat's In The Bag & The Bag's In The River

Written By: Niall James Holohan

THE CAT’S IN THE BAG AND THE BAG’S IN THE RIVER

Lyrics coming soon

Words and Music by Niall James Holohan
All Rights Reserved Copyright © La Fabrica 2005

Your Dark Side

Written By: Niall James Holohan

YOUR DARK SIDE

Lyrics coming soon

Words and Music by Niall James Holohan
All Rights Reserved Copyright © La Fabrica 2005

Discography

as Niall James Holohan (The Dark Prince Of Pop) Niall's has had several lo-fi releases, the last of which 'A BEAUTIFUL CORPSE' had promo singles released to radio to Digitone Records and received considerable college and indie radio airplay from the Michael Anthony Show in Viginia to Yellow Beat in Japan and home.Reader's Wives are currently recording their debut record.

Below is the Niall James Holohan/LA FABRICA discography (all availeable titles availeable at www.nialljamesholohan.com)

I CAN SMOKE,I JUST CAN'T BUY THEM (1994 - 2004) FOR DOWNLOAD ONLY

THE BAND SHAMBLES REHEARSALS EP (2002 - 2003) FOR DOWNLOAD ONLY

NIALL HOLOHAN - THE BOY WHEN (2002)

MAN JABS DEMONSTRATION - SUN SHINES DOWN ON ME (2002)

HI,HOW ARE YOU? - A TRIBUTE TO DANIEL DALE JOHNSON (FEAT. MAN JABS DEMONSTRATION 'SUN SHINES DOWN ON ME' 2002)

NIALL JAMES HOLOHAN - DRIVING BAREFOOT (2002)

THE KINGS OF INDUSTRY - EVERY BELGIANS WORST NIGHTMARE (2002)

NIALL JAMES HOLOHAN - HERE COME THE PLANES (2003)

MATCHBOX RECORDING'S 'EXTRAVAGANZA'
(FEATURING 'UNSIGNED PRETTY LITTLE GIRL') (2003) matchboxrecordings.co.uk

MISTER PRESIDENT - DIGITAL ITCH (2003)

THE KINGS OF INDUSTRY - THUS SUNG ORPHEUS (2003)

MISTER PRESIDENT - MARKETABLE PRODUCT (2003)

MISTER PRESIDENT - GOSSIP (2003)

'BLIND' NIALL HOULIHAN - PORKUPADA (2003)

ALL TO THE STRAINS OF NIALL JAMES HOLOHAN (2003)

LA FABRICA (2003) DELETED - single track 'ARMONY' AVAILEABLE FOR DOWNLOAD AT www.nialljamesholohan.com

'LOVE & PROTECT ME' EP (2004)

'BEYOND THE PALE' - LEANING TOWER OF DEMOS (2004) FOR DOWNLOAD ONLY

NIALL JAMES HOLOHAN - A BEAUTIFUL CORPSE (2004)

THE BEST OF MATCHBOX RECORDINGS COMPILATION

(FEATURING 'UNSIGNED PRETTY LITTLE GIRL') (2005) matchboxrecordings.co.uk

NIALL JAMES HOLOHAN - BEYOND THE PALE

101 ACOUSTIC DEMOS (2005) FOR DOWNLOAD ONLY