The Fallout
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The best kept secret in music


"Fallout Start Journey to the Top"

The Fallout, Who launch their new demo in Solas on Thursday have penned a wonderful tribute to local star Jeremy Oliver who died tragically in December 2004, and the band are certainly hoping that they can draw inspiration from the great man as they set out on their musical journey.

Despite the inspiration behind "One More Hero" being a brilliant guitarist, the intro to the track is very piano driven but then lends itself into the classic Irish rock guitar style that Jeremy himself favoured.

"That song is a tribute to Jeremy", confirmed pianist and synth maestro Tommy McConnon.
"Our former drummer used to play with Jeremy and we wrote that song with him. Its self explanatory when you hear it."

The enthusiastic 23-year-old is certainly hoping that the release of The Fallout EP will help propel the band along the right road.

"We began in February of last year with the four members, although drummer Steven Byrne only joined in November."

"The idea to record was always there. When the band formed we were always going to play originals and write our own stuff. We were writing for a while and eventually we got to a stage where we were ready to record".

The opening track on the EP, "A Heart that Never Bleeds" has slight Embrace influence to the intro, and certainly the vocalist gives that Danny McNamara vibe as the lyrics kick in.

The band did everything themselves, and then went to Rory O’Connor’s studio in Balbriggan to master the tracks.

"It wasn’t too expensive, but we did all the recording in about ten hours in total. Budget constraints always dictate these things. Most of us are students, so that means everything has to be done on a tight budget!"

Despite being together for only a year, the members of the band have known each other in different ways for a while. Tommy went to school with bassist and lead singer Robbie Mulroy and lead guitarist Colin Murphy is Tommys first cousin. And just to round it all off, Robbie is going out with Colins sister!

The Fallout has played on a number of occasions in Solas, The Venue @ McHughs and McPhails and is hoping this release will get them alot more gigs elsewhere.

The band name may be familiar to some, as they played at Tom Andersons "Bagful of Songs" recently. "We're normally a full-on live rock outfit, but we enjoy doing a low-key acoustic set and will continue to do that at times."

They also gained further recognition when Tommy and Rob entered last years Drogheda Songwriters Week and were highly commended by Times music journalist Tony Clayton Lea behind eventual winners The Carolan Brothers.

I'm very interested in hearing the bands full set, as their debut EP shows alot of promise.

The ability to write lyrics that have an everyday, yet highly personal, meaning is obvious.

By Brian Murphy

- Drogheda Independent


The Fallout: Demo


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Formed in early 2005, The Fallout are a Drogheda quartet made up of Colin Murphy (guitar), Thomas McConnon (piano), Robbie Mulroy (bass and vocals), and Steven Byrne on drums.
Their melodic rock style and soaring choruses are apparent on their self-titled demo. Influenced by both classic Irish rock, such as Thin Lizzy, U2, and Rory Gallagher and a more contemporary indie sound, the band show great promise on their first recording.
The three tracks include “One More Hero Down”. The song is a tribute to local guitar legend Jeremy Oliver.
Opening track “A Heart That Never Bleeds” and “The Sickness” show the contrasting styles of the band.
“A Heart that Never Bleeds” is an excellent piano-led heartbreak ballad. “The Sickness” shows an edgier, rockier sound of the band.
This Drogheda Band are a reflection of the changing times in the North East town. They are young, vibrant and exciting! Rising from the ashes of a burnt out covers scene The Fallout decided to make their mark. First on their own hometown, then on everyone else’s.