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"There's a lot of subtlety about Trap Door and their mix of punk, metal and ska.’In Your Smokey Little Room' opens with a dinky guitar riff and engaging vocals.’Extra Extra' gets more into fuzz-metal territory and pounds along, overflowing with a manic energy, a quirky Devo-esque feel and post-watershed words. It's brilliant and justifies its five minutes of your time. 'Radio' skates along as a frantic ska workout that’s more than merely infectious."

- Jackie Hayden, chosen as Pick of The Fortnight, Hot Press Magazine.

"Strummer lives! It’s enough to make Terry Hall smile. Fecking good stuff. Thanks to the lads for writing some songs about this septic isle. Fuck the recession!"

- Alan Corr, Feature writer/music columnist, RTÉ Guide.

“For those that miss the beautiful danceable aura of Ska music, Trap Door embodies the heart and soul of the genre while adding their own modern twist. Judging by their debut 'Triple Drop' EP, it will be this little Irish band that will have everybody skankin' in the streets again.”

- BandSoup.com

Trap Door take the listener rumbustious rattle through urban life, combing a rich mix of punk, folk, ska and hip-hop with insightful flowing and streetwise lyrics, complemented perfectly by rich and catchy melodies. 
The Lata Town EP has plenty of substance too with songs of lyrical depth dealing with wasted youth, social inadequacies and a generation lost between the cracks. It is given an added bite too with plenty of youthful lairiness and rebelliousness on show.
An excellent first shot across the bow, it will be intriguing to see how they and their sound evolves. You can catch them playing in The Mezz every second Wednesday, where they are now resident.

- Mixtape: BarryGruff’s Irish Songs of 2011, State.ie

Hailing from Tallaght, Trap Door are quickly making a name for themselves as Dublin’s next big thing. Single, ‘Lata Town’, seems to be a concrete basis for this well deserved accreditation; It’s quick, sharp, catchy and dares you not to dance.  Combined with the work of  videographer Finn Keane, the visual created  is the perfect accompaniment to the single. Trap Door are ticking all the boxes and to be perfectly honest, I can’t get enough.

- Hannah Mullen, Thread Fashion Magazine. - Miscellaneous


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Still working on that hot first release.

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Winners of South Dublin's Noise BOTB Trap Door went on to record their debut EP 'Triple Drop' which was chosen Pick of the Fortnight by Jackie Hayden in Hot Press and was played Nationwide on Irish Radio. In 2011 Trap Door then came 3rd out of 150 accepted bands in the Final of HMV's No Sleep 'Til Hammersmith BOTB held in London.

Trap Door have just released their second EP 'Lata Town' which has secured their place in Whelans Ones To Watch Festival 2012 and also have been chosen by producer Michael Richards to record free of charge in Windmill Lane (U2's Studio) over the upcoming months.

Trap Door have supported acts such as Aslan, The Frank and Walters, The Dirty Epics and Alphastates.

Reviews

"There's a lot of subtlety about Trap Door and their mix of punk, metal and ska.’In Your Smokey Little Room' opens with a dinky guitar riff and engaging vocals.’Extra Extra' gets more into fuzz-metal territory and pounds along, overflowing with a manic energy, a quirky Devo-esque feel and post-watershed words. It's brilliant and justifies its five minutes of your time. 'Radio' skates along as a frantic ska workout that’s more than merely infectious."

- Jackie Hayden, chosen as Pick of The Fortnight, Hot Press Magazine.

"Strummer lives! It’s enough to make Terry Hall smile. Fecking good stuff. Thanks to the lads for writing some songs about this septic isle. Fuck the recession!"

- Alan Corr, Feature writer/music columnist, RTÉ Guide.

“For those that miss the beautiful danceable aura of Ska music, Trap Door embodies the heart and soul of the genre while adding their own modern twist. Judging by their debut 'Triple Drop' EP, it will be this little Irish band that will have everybody skankin' in the streets again.”

- BandSoup.com

Trap Door take the listener rumbustious rattle through urban life, combing a rich mix of punk, folk, ska and hip-hop with insightful flowing and streetwise lyrics, complemented perfectly by rich and catchy melodies. 
The Lata Town EP has plenty of substance too with songs of lyrical depth dealing with wasted youth, social inadequacies and a generation lost between the cracks. It is given an added bite too with plenty of youthful lairiness and rebelliousness on show.
An excellent first shot across the bow, it will be intriguing to see how they and their sound evolves. You can catch them playing in The Mezz every second Wednesday, where they are now resident.

- Mixtape: BarryGruff’s Irish Songs of 2011, State.ie

Hailing from Tallaght, Trap Door are quickly making a name for themselves as Dublin’s next big thing. Single, ‘Lata Town’, seems to be a concrete basis for this well deserved accreditation; It’s quick, sharp, catchy and dares you not to dance.  Combined with the work of  videographer Finn Keane, the visual created  is the perfect accompaniment to the single. Trap Door are ticking all the boxes and to be perfectly honest, I can’t get enough.

- Hannah Mullen, Thread Fashion Magazine.