The Hitchcock Blondes
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The Hitchcock Blondes

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The best kept secret in music


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1. One Good Juke Box compilation 2006 (As The Embers) The Preachers Daughter (Recieved some air play)
2. Demonstration 2006 (Four Song demo)


Feeling a bit camera shy


Friday 14th July 2006 Eamonn Dorans Dublin, The Hitchcock Blondes have just played a blinding 90 minute set to a packed room. The drunk, loud, metal hungry mob bay for blood as the band leave the stage.
Prior to the addition of Anthony Wall-McManus on vocals, Barry Redmond, Jason Allen and Ian Homan played together for several years initially developing their skills learning covers and then in various bands.
Anthony Wall-McManus had pretty much given up on the whole music scene after years of dissapointing endevours with various groups. Deciding to give it one last shot he advertised for 'dedicated and innovative' musicians. In no time at all he had another 'frustrating group of half arsed musicians' asembeled and after a couple of weeks he walked. In a last ditch attempt he called Jason Allen. A few weeks earlier Jason, a bassist, had called Anthony in relation to the ad but at that point the line up was complete. He passed but saved Jason's number.
Three things had piqued Anthony's interest in conversation with Jason, 1. Their common interest in practally all the same music, 2. He knew a drummer (Ian Homan) and a guitarist (Barry Redmond) 3. They had their own rehearsal space! They jammed for the first time in June 2005 and clicked immediately.
Innitally learning covers by their heroes (mainly the bands of the Seattle hay day and their various re-incarnations) the band quickly started writing original material. A definite sound and lyrical style (drawn from Anthony's interest in all things macarbe) developed surprisingly quickly and the band would soon debut a new song at every gig. Initally performing at college showcase gigs The Embers (as they were then known) soon started headlining in various venues throughout the capital. Having grown tired of that name the band decided (after months of mental torture) to change their name to The Hitchcock Blondes.
With their dapper black suits and ties, the forboding presence of Anthony- all eyeliner and scowles, the manic energy of Ian beating the drums into submission, Barry Redmond cutting up the place with razor sharp riffage and Jason Allen laying a thunderous foundation for the whole damn thing to stand on, seeing The Hitchcock Blondes live is uniquely scewed and always an exciting experience.