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"Tieranniesaur-Here Be Monsters"

Its dynamics are masterful — the stilled, bass-heavy tension of the beginning is let out in bursts: that squawky sample, animal cries that become disco strings and, after an almost a cappella bit, a full-band breakdown. The lyrics are vague — is she singing about a shattered friendship? a breakup? general turmoil? Whatever it is, the emotional timbre is right. If you’re going to invoke monsters, you should probably sound this haunted.
9/10 - The Singles Jukebox

"Best of Lists: Top Story: The Best Irish Albums of State’s lifetime"

A debut that sounds like a greatest hits record is the pinnacle of all pop albums, Tieranniesaur’s first outing managed to tumble out of the traps like a selection box of glorious moments. Songs that sounded immediately familiar and fun, made up of effortless melodies you could readily surrender to, that would carry you through the wan summer days to those blank winter nights with a cheeky grin and a plucky spirit, asking to be enjoyed over and over again. ‘Exhilarating’ is etched into its very grooves from the mischievous sucker-punch of ‘Sketch!’ to the grown-up disco gloss of ‘Here Be Monsters’ it surprised and beguiled at every turn. Cramming as much lo-fi hi-jinks as they could muster into ten perfectly formed tracks, it sounded like the party had only begun as it wound down to a woozy halt on the riotous ‘Remember My Name’. A triumph in the art of brevity. (Jennifer Gannon) - State Magazine

"Listomania: The Ticket music writers’ lists of stuff from 2011"

Irish act of the year
(1) Tieranniesaur
Albums of the year
(3) Tieranniesaur “Tieranniesaur” (Popical Island)
Breakthrough act
(1) Tieranniesaur - The Irish Times

"New Music"

Annie Tierney’s solo disco-not-disco bag comes with a cheeky swagger and one hell of a groove. - The Irish Times

"The 15 best bands at Electric Picnic"

Hot damn. The funkiest and most fun set at the Picnic went to an Irish band whose live renditions of their self-titled album got the Body and Soul crowd moving in the sunshine. Throw in a bit of disco, multi-part harmonies, glockenspiel and a super-tight rhythm section and Tieranniesaur are one hot rock-blocking live prospect.
Highlight: Finally seeing Annie Tierney and co. live for the first time and the fact that they were deadly. - Nialler9


Tieranniesaur - 2011 - Popical Island

DIYSCO-2013- Popical Island (Ireland), Soft Power Records (U.K.)




Formed in 2010 by husband and wife team Annie Tierney (Chicks, The Radio, sister of Mik Pyro from Republic of Loose) and Padraig O’ Reilly (Yeh Deadlies), and later joined by Ruan and Ian from Squarehead and assorted other Popical pals, Tieranniesaur have fast become “one of the country’s most well-loved new bands” - Harmless Noise.

Tieranniesaur’s Choice Music Prize nominated debut album topped many critics’ and readers’ end of year polls. More recently it was named as one of the Best Irish Albums of State Magazine’s lifetime.

Their 2nd album DIYSCO was released in May 2012 and has received rave reviews. The album was released in Ireland through Popical Island and in the U.K. through Soft Power Recordings.

The band played storming sets at Electric Picnic and too many other Irish festivals to mention ("Hot damn. The funkiest and most fun set at the Picnic.” - Nialler9, Best Acts at EP
“The best sets at Electric Picnic” - Golden Plec) and were lucky enough to play alongside their heroes Tom-Tom Club and Chic.

2012 also saw the band set sail to the UK, where the NME enthused that they were “currently crushing on the ace Tieranniesaur”.

Their music has been used on TV shows such as RAW, and singles have received regular radio play.

Tieranniesaur is a genre straddling troupe that’s part old-school Euro Disco, part Afro-Pop and part Riot Grrl vitriol, an infectious mix of sincerity and Hip-Pop swagger.

Praise for DIYSCO:

Nialler9 “The outcome is a fine gathering of disco indie, as affecting and enjoyable as album one but with distinct indentity of its own.”

thejournalist.ie “Contrasting the straight-edged genre expectations of Disco with New Wave elements, the album is a joyously entertaining piece of Post-Modernist recording.”

Hot Press ““A rough-edged, footloose, polish-free party jam...personality to burn, one seriously massive bassline...a wildly effective mood-enhancer”

Dan Hegarty- 2FM “Tieranniesaur are back with ‘DIYSCO’, an album that will have your feet tapping, your fingers clicking, and anything else that moves moving! “

Eamonn Carr- Evening Herald “It's a glorious sonic installation combining primitive drum
machine beats with chic-style guitars, Afro-beat riffs and vintage girl group choruses.”

Praise for Tieranniesaur:

Nominees: Choice Music Prize 2012
#1 – Nialler9: Irish Albums of 2011
#1 – The Ticket: Ailbhe Malone: Breakthrough act of the year
#1 – The Ticket: Ailbhe Malone: Irish act of the year
#1 – The Ticket: Jim Carroll: Irish act of the year
#2 - Dan Hegarty: Irish Album of the year
#2- Nialler9: Readers’ Poll Top Irish Albums of 2011
#3 – The Ticket: Ailbhe Malone: Albums of the year
#6 – Nialler9: Readers’ Poll New Artists of 2011
#6 – The Ticket: Jim Carroll: Albums of the year
#8 – Harmless Noise: Top 20 Albums
#9 – Nialler9: Readers’ Poll Top 25 Irish Songs of 2011
#13 – entertainment.ie: Albums of the Year
#16 – Nialler9: Readers’ Poll Top 25 Irish Songs of 2011
#19 – State: Albums of 2011
Irish Times Album of the week