The Irascibles

The Irascibles

 Cardiff, Wales, GBR

The Irascibles play their own unique brand of Bluesabilly beat music. Conceived of in a potting shed, they mix indie rock, post punk, americana, africana with delta blues. Their tunes embody all that it is to be an urban bluesman in a small welsh town.


There is a place in the mountainous ice topped forests of Wales where, under the ice, there live people. They are called The Irascibles  AKA Phil Moxham, legendary bassist of Cardiff heart throbs Young Marble Giants, singer songwriter Nick Lewis and drummer Drew Moxham [also YMG] and this is their music.

Their  unique ‘bluesabilly’ sound is a heady mix of delta blues, post-punk,rockabilly and British beat, with a few Afro grooves thrown in.

The Irascibles have played local gigs at The Laugharne festival, Green Valley Arts festival, recorded live sessions for BBC Radio Wales and other and have garnered plaudits from welsh luminaries such as this:

“There is such a profound love for what we might loosely term rock n roll music writ subtly in every moment of their set: Hank Williams, Sun Records, Wilko Johnson, John Lee Hooker, David Lynch. ... But it never sounds like a history lesson. Just a jumble sale rustle through garments left so long in the attic that they look, well sound, like the future.” Adam Walton  BBC Wales

They are completing their album "Icarus rising " as you read this…….


gasoline is free to download on myspace . been getting lots of radio support on radio wales and nation radio and this suprisingly good review of a recent gig now recording some new tunes for your delectable lugholes