Dublin Quays Festival 2017 is a free festival taking place in Sin É, The Grand Social, The Workmans Club, The Liquor Rooms, The Sound House and Baggots Hutton.
Sin É Saturday 19th Aug Line-Up
Squarehead are a 3 piece who play their own brand of melodic grage pop. Coming up on their fifth birthday next year and in those almost five years they've done a lot. it all began with the release of Popical Island's first compilation and the inclusion of the song 'Fake Blood'. The song was then picked up by Villagers drummer James Byrne and released as a 7'' single on his Any Other City label in September 2010. The success of which led to a near solid year of shows, supporting international acts such as The Black Lips, No Age, Deer Tick, Male Bonding & Titus Andronicus at home as well as numerous trips to the UK. The guys ended the year with 'Fake Blood' being voted song of the year by the readers of Irish music blog Nialler 9.
In September 2011, after another two singles put out by Dublin independent label The Richter Collective, the guys released their debut album 'Yeah Nothing'. The album was received positively by the public and press alike. They toured Ireland and the UK extensively in support of the record.
The band also found time in the year to record a split single for Popical Island with Dublin artist Patrick Kelleher which found the two acts lending sounds to each other's songs.
In 2012 the guys we're asked to play the Eurosonic festival in the Netherlands as well as SXSW in Texas and CMW in Canada. They followed up their SXSW appearances with a short tour taking in Boston and New York. Not wasting any time on their return the band then got stuck into recording for their next release as well as appearing at festivals including Indiependence, Pig Stock and Electric Picnic.
A split LP with Tuam's finest So Cow was released on US label Inflated Records (Ducktails, Ava Luna, Bass Drum Of Death) in November 2012.
In March 2013 the band ventured to to Texas again for SXSW and followed that with a week and a half of shows in the northeast with Boston band Krill.
With nearly 3 albums worth of new material already demoed a second album is next on the agenda.