The Tightrope Walkers to bring their groove-infused sounds to first live show of 2016

MusicBy Ciaran Lennon
The Tightrope Walkers play Anseo in Dublin this Saturday
The Tightrope Walkers play Anseo in Dublin this Saturday

With a sound and a style drawn from rock ‘n’ roll history’s greatest traditions, Dublin outfit The Tightrope Walkers take to the stage this weekend for their first live show of 2016.

An original quartet from the capital, their groove-infused sound is fuelled by an incredible, flamboyant energy.

Their melodies work perfectly under delicious three-part harmonies and an undeniable pop sensibility.

It all combines for a joyous mix sounding something like XTC and The Police going toe to toe with Real Estate and Blur – with echoes of Gram Parsons, Steely Dan and the Super Furry Animals.

Consisting of Martin Moran (guitars), Keeley Moss (lead vocals and guitars), Elton Mullally (bass, percussion and backing Vocals) and Paul Shanahan (drums and backing vocals), their first release, the protest single Fat Men Have To Eat was recorded with Ingmar Kiang (Suede, Julian Cope) and released by legendary indie label Reekus Records.

Last year saw rapturously-received appearances at Dublin's prestigious Nighthawks, Ruby Sessions and Abner Browns events.

The Tightrope Walkers were also named as one of the highlights of the ‘Ones To Watch’ festival and chosen for both the Youbloom and Galway Fringe festivals.

Currently working on their debut album with producer/mixer Ger McDonnell (U2, Manic Street Preachers, Martha Wainwright), the band's flamboyant fusion of Art-Rock, Power-Pop, Post-Punk, Shoegaze and Alt.Country packs a poptastic punch.

In the run-up to their long-awaited new single’s release, the band play their first headline show of the year at Anseo in Camden Street, Dublin this Saturday, February 13 for a gig surely not to be missed.

Doors are at 8pm and admission is €5.