The Rumours

The Rumours

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As described by Hotpress journalist, Jackie Hayden, our music is 'full of hard rocking melodic exuberance', he continues with the review and describes two tracks off our demo as 'stompers'. This we feel is a fair and realistic view of our music.

Biography

In the recent edition of Hotpress, April 20th (Irelands biggest music review magazine), our music, on CD, was described as being 'full of hard rocking melodic exuberance', but as a live band we give it even more energy, vigor and effervescence than is possible. What sets us apart from other bands is that we mean it, its evident in the way Lorcan delivers the songs, he means every word. Every chord we strike, we mean it and every drum beat James delivers he means it. This is the story behind the title to the track,'The more that i mean it'. It comes about from seeing too many bands performing, whos hearts don't seem to be in it. To us, a great band is one that gives off energy and excitement you can feel and music you can believe in.
Influences within the band vary, but music from the 60s and 70s is definetly a big influence as it was fro this era that many of the classic melodic bands came about, such as The Beatles, The Kinks and Led Zeppelin. Those bands had an attitude that was very positive and energetic and like them we hope to portray our music in a similar way, but in our own unique way. Our songs are full of upbeat tempos and have been described in one national music magazine as 'Stompers'. Our songs gets the audience on their feet and wanting more and as a band we are only too happy to deliver.

Lyrics

Run and Hide

Written By: Eoin Ryan

I know that when you awake your alive and you can explore
But i know that when you sleep you dream and explore some more
And when you find your thoughts hiding in a chest
Its open wide so you can see which memories you love the best
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And then you run and hide until your dreams and fears collide
And it would be much better if only you would try
So now your needed more than ever, so please darling don't cry
Now it will stay with you forever
At least until you die.

And when your thoghts come back to haunt you one last time
It will breathe your air, until you despair, I won't repeat my crimes
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Keep It Going

Written By: Barry Mc Loughlin

I don't know anything about you
And you don't show me anything at all
Just keep it going, don't let it stop now
Don't let it break down
From anything at all
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Just keep it going (ooh ooh)x2
Just keep it going
Don't stop, don't show it
You gotta keep it going (ooh ooh)

And now i'll never know why
Im always on the outside
Your always on the inside
Of my minds eye
Just keep it going, don't let it stop now
Don't let it break down
From anything at all
CHORUS

Discography

Matchbox Recordings in England will be releasing a compilation album called 'The big indie comeback' which we will be a part of. They heard our demo and choose the track 'Run and Hide' to feature on the album. The album will be distributed and available through Matchbox Recorings, Amazon, CD Baby USA, Tower Records.Com and Super D, a worldwide music wholesaler, who sells to over 1300 retailers every week. This album will be released on the 26th June 2006 and will be given extensive airplay throughout the UK from specialist/alternative DJs,who will be given the CD through the Matchbox A&R agency.
Currently we are also receiving extensive airplay from national and regional radio stations throughout Ireland and from our recent review in HOTPRESS (April 20th) we are currently preparing for some important gigs around Ireland.

Set List

As most of our songs are just under 4 minutes long, our setlist contains 12 originals, which gets us through a 60 minute set. We start our gigs off with 2/3 melodic songs such as 'Your fading slowly', we then up the tempo by performing some energetic songs, such as 'Run & Hide'. Depending on how the reaction of the audience, we sometimes perform an acoustic set of 2 songs. Finally we end our set by performing our trademark 'stomper' songs, such as 'When the sun hits your eyes' and 'keep it going', which are full of energy and exuberance and leaves the crowd wanting more, thus, building a bigger fanbase for ourselves.