The Anoraks
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The Anoraks formed in August 2008, with old friends Jay Ritchie, Peter Darcy and Greg Devereux coming together to forge a new super group from the ashes of former bands such as Harvest, OMB and the Furious Tree and The Ripleys to name but a few. Darcy and Ritchie, old song writing collaborators began to delve into their vast back catalogues for the right songs to propel the Anoraks to the next level, to see them rise head and shoulders above their contemporaries. Unimpressed by the soulless, tuneless and meaningless pap being thrashed out by their counterparts in Dublin venues every night they knuckled down and crafted their tunes, heavily influenced by the mod and psychedelic movements of the sixties. Opting against long drawn out self-indulgent solos and instrumentals they focused on catchy 3 minute melodic anthems that instantly grab your attention, leaving an imprint on your mind. With Devereux and Ritchie’s vocal harmonies, reminiscent of the Beatles and early 60’s Bee Gees and Darcy and Ritchie’s combined swirling psychedelic guitars, topped with all the swagger and attitude of a Gallagher family get together they began gigging as a trio, while searching for the right rhythm section. It wasn’t long before they recruited ex-Deshonos bassist Keith Jones, who instantly complimented the sound with his thunderous riffs and watery, trickily interludes. A chance encounter with drummer Darren Gorey lead to their first full rehearsal and their debut gig followed two days later. Impressed by Gorey’s talents, he was added to the line-up and The Anoraks’ sound was complete. They instantly began gigging and played the length and breadth of the capital, often venturing outside for various rallies and festivals, with some UK dates added in spring 2009, in Glastonbury and Bristol. Their songs have been praised far and wide and they are currently building up their fan base, looking for their big break. With a single launch in late summer 2010 followed an album release next year they are looking to take the charts in 2010/2011 by storm as well as producing a stomping electric live show.