27 Oct. 2013, 11pm

ODDSOCKS joined by This Side Up: Sligo Live

Day: Sunday, 27th October 2013
Time: 23:00
Venue: The Model
Type: Festival Club
Cost: €10 in advance booking. €12 on Door


Oddsocks are a Dublin based 4-piece who aspire to remember the importance of the elements that make for great music: melody, harmony and groove. They have developed their sound over the past 4 years to create a music style that is rich in vocal harmonies which they describe as Rhythm and Groove.

On the 30th of March, Oddsocks will release their new EP “There’s Something Going On”. This will be their third release under their own label Jeanie Mac Records after their debut album ‘It’s Time’. This will be preceded by the online release of their single and music video for the title track ‘Somethings Going On’ on March 18th.

On the record, the band are joined by keyboard player Kieran Quinn who, through the use of the Hammond organ, Rhodes piano and grand piano, helps to create a different mood not heard before with Oddsocks. Funky guitars, stacked vocal harmonies and vintage piano sounds skillfully colour each of the Ep’s four tracks proving that these boys are as dedicated to the craft of songwriting and making records as they are to playing a dynamite live show.

Oddsocks are Anthony Mannion on guitar/vocals, Luke Mercer on guitar/vocals, Michael Conefrey on bass/vocals and Eoghan O’ Kelly on Drums/vocals. The four met in Sligo while still in school through a love for classic rock music and have since been on a journey of musical exploration which has lead them around Ireland and the UK and to their current base in Dublin’s north inner city.
The band have gigged across Scotland, England, France and Holland as well as hitting the festival circuit ( electric picnic, Edinburgh Fringe, Volvo Ocean race, Sea Sessions). Now with a new Ep and further releases penned in for later in the year and a tour of Germany planned, 2013 promises to be a busy and fruitful year for Oddsocks.

This Side Up

This Side Up are all original Hip Hop group hailing from the Badlands of Sligo in the North West of Ireland! The group consists of two mc’s Myster-E and Shaool with DJ Noone on the turntables. All about “Keeping it Rural” This Side Up meld intelligent lyricism with booming melodic beats in a unique homegrown fashion.

Heavily involved in the local music scene This Side Up have been running nights in Sligo since 2009. Their live performances have gained them a large following, from true Hip Hoppers to the converted sceptics, and enabled them to perform nationwide with artists like Jazzy Jeff, Grandmaster Flash, B Dolan and Skratch Bastid. Festival appearances include No Place Like Dome, Knockanstocken, Temple House Music Festival and Sligo Live.