The Rags
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The Rags

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2004 - Me And The Moon (Single - Independant)
2005 - Monsters & I (Single - Independant)
2006 - Razors & Ropes (Single - Independant)
2007 - Monsters & I (Single - re-release Sony/BMG)



It was with their debut release in 2004 that many sensed the beginning of something quite special in Dublin six-piece The Rags. Intended to serve merely as an introduction to the band, the 4 tracks contained on the Me and the Moon EP revealed a band with a natural songwriting ability far outreaching their years and peers. Hotpress magazine awarded ‘Me and the Moon’ Single of the Fortnight, asserting that “Few new Irish bands arrive as seemingly perfect as The Rags…on this showing we might have a real little wonder on our hands”.

The hook-laden ‘Monsters and I’ followed in 2005 and instantly became ‘Song of the Week’ on Ian Dempsey's influential Breakfast Show on Today FM. The song continues to garner widespread airplay via both the advertising campaign and Irish daytime radio, making it one of the most successful independent Irish releases of recent times.

Since emerging in 2004, The Rags proved themselves capable of evoking a stunningly dynamic range of emotions, with lyrics and instrumentation both reaching rare levels of complexity, depth and meaning. Addressing the 'Old Women at the Weekend' with a vivid illustration of the troubles that lay under a town in decay, Razors and Ropes became one of the most strikingly potent singles released in 2006. “Easily digestible, yet utterly memorable, this compelling slice of Smiths-esque guitar-pop stands out as their finest recording to date.” Single of the Fortnight - Hotpress.

In 2007 The Rags took a break form the live circuit to begin working on their long awaited debut album. The buoyant six-piece claim that the LP will feature all-new material seeing them surpass the now unfitting 'Hotly Tipped' 'One's to Watch' tags to become something altogether more meaningful and important. It is due for release in late 2008.