As part of The Music Library’s Emerging Artists series, Dublin City Public Libraries and the Musictown Festival present Cult Called Man and The Motives for an afternoon of music, song and chat. Both bands will play a 30 minute set and take part in a Q&A with the audience, with compere Marky Edison (Hey, that’s me!) hosting.
Conceived in a Dublin psychiatric ward in 2012, Cult Called Man have always held an appreciation for the strange side of the human condition. ‘When we play, it's a church. We preach, and people either get on board or get freaked out.' In the wake of 2014's Mr Wednesdae EP recordings, the Cult cloistered themselves within Tyrellstown’s Camelot Studios ,to write and record their debut album, Cult Fiction.
The Motives are an alternative rock band from Wexford that formed in 2001. The members are Geoff Morrison (vocals, guitar), Joe Bernie (drums, vocals), Allan Kinsella (guitar, vocals, harmonica, keyboards) and Dean Redmond (bass, drums) they have been compared to The Divine Comedy, Jonathan Richman, and Talking Heads, difficult to define and get restless slotting into any one genre. The Motives have a singular voice that will appeal to encyclopaedic music nerds and casual listeners equally.
Both acts will then play a set together to close the show, showcasing the festival’s spirit of collaboration. The event will take place in the activity room of the Central Library, ILAC Centre, Henry St, on Saturday April 21 from 2.30 – 4.30 pm
This is an all-ages event. Admission is free and booking is essential.