the urges

the urges

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"Exhilarating, sweaty & horny. Performance wise it doesn’t have to be note perfect to be the wildest gig you’ve seen"

Biography

"....WITH A BLEEDING HEART & IRON WILL, FORWARD MOVING NEVER STILL, GAIN MOMENTUM, GATHER SPEED, TAKE ME WHERE MY PATH SHOULD LEAD...."

Born out of suburban frustration The Urges started out in a damp Dublin garage in late 2004. With little or no musical knowledge they set out to write nothing but raw stripped down rock 'n' roll.

Since then they have enjoyed the success of their debut single '(Around &) Around Again' which topped the Irish charts in the summer of 2005 and have played along side many big named bands such as The Zutons, The La's, Wild Billy Childish, Paul Weller, Ocean Colour Scene, The Buzzcocks, Babyshambles, Kulashaker and just about every major garage band since the 60's (The Electric Prunes, The Remains, The Cynics, The Pretty Things). They have been included on a number of compilations with the likes of The Hives, 5678's, The Brian Jonestown Massacre and The Chesterfield Kings & have spent the last year playing festivals throughout Europe including Oxygen (David Bowie, The Strokes, P.J. Harvey, The Kings of Leon) and the notorious Primitive Festival in Rotterdam, Holland (Von Bondies, The Mighty Ceasars, The Chesterfield Kings)

The Urges sound can be traced as far back as the mid 60's where primal fuzztone and psychedelic organ kicked of real rock 'n' roll - all the way up to the present day where indie garage rock could not be a more domineering musical force. When it comes to live shows The Urges don't resort to filling a set with pagiarized riffs & shoe gazing, their performances are both primal & chaotic emanating a threat of violence which makes the men stand back & makes the girls step forward! The Urges effortlessly drift in and out of different timings & melodies but constantly maintain an authentic yet primitive sound which always leaves the crowd crying for more. Having spent the last two years honing their sound The Urges have managed to capture this on their debut album. "In Fuzz We Trust"

“The Urges remind me of why I fell in love with rock and roll in the first place; if the “Nuggets’ CDs mean anything to you, don’t miss this great new band that went to school on the British Invasion and graduated with flying psychedelic colors!” – DJ Ken Dashow, Q104.FM, New York

Discography

Debut Album 'Psych Ward' due for release in mid September on Screaming Apple records (Germany, vinyl) & Off The Hip records (Australia, CD)

Split 7" featuring 'You're Gonna Find Out' due for release on Rowed Out records (date TBA) with The Charms (USA), The Second Glance (Sweden) & Penelope (France)

Independently Released debut Single on Reverberation Records. (Around &) Around Again
Hit No. 21 in the Irish Charts

Compilation Appearences:
Gloria: International Garage Rock Club - compilation CD (Roots - France) Track: Jenny Jenny

"News Of The World: Mk. 2" - Various Artists CD
(Salvo 06 - 2006) - Track: (Around &) Around Again

"Blood On The Scratch Plate" - Various Artists CD
(Motror Sounds Records - MSR001 ) - Track: The Urges Theme

Set List

Current 40 min set:

IN TWO MINDS
YOU'RE GONNA FIND OUT
5 YEARS AHEAD OF MY TIME (Cover - The Third Bardo)
SO UPTIGHT
YOU DON'T LOOK SO GOOD TO ME
IT AIN’T RIGHT
13TH FLOOR
I GOTTA WAIT
PSYCH WARD
URGES THEME
CURSE IT ALL
READ THE SIGNS
SEARCHING (Cover - The Omens)