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Girls Rock Dublin Hold First Camp

Girls Rock Dublin held their first week-long camp recently and have sent us on a brief diary along with recordings of the campers new music.

 

“Just Five Days: What Happens At A Rock Camp

Day 1: On Tuesday morning 15 brave campers walked cautiously into the unknown! As campers & volunteers settled in, we launched the camp for real. Ice officially broken, instrument coaches & campers were straight into the Instrument Carousel (where campers get to try every instrument; maybe you thought you'd play guitar or sing; but who knew a bass felt so right and sounded so cool?!). It's not easy to play an instrument you've never held before in front of a room of strangers, but our gang gave it socks. By the end of the 1st busy day, and with instruments selected, the band coaches and team consulted to divide the newbies into bands.

And thus was born:

Bright Yellow Trashcan

Low Key Breakfast

Not Much

Days 2, 3, 4: Then followed much work, fun and plenty of blood (tea), sweat (biscuits) and laughter (further biscuits). Instrument coaching, workshops, band practice & repeat. And what better way to divide the hectic day than with a lunchtime performance by Saint Sister, Elaine Mai, Girlfriend & Loah? After each intimate gig campers got to ask the artists questions about life, music & everything in between. Like how cool is that? Hearing first hand from artists who know what it's like to struggle through & find your path in music. On top of that were the Love Bombs, the zine-making (if you thought you were punk, think again..), the badge machine (“you can never have enough band badges” – Oscar Wilde) & the GRD camp song (an anthem to chant our energy & unite in lyrics!).

Day 5: And it all ends WITH A BANG. We capped off the week with a LOUD AND LOVELY end-of-camp gig. Friends and family were invited for a private show to watch their budding rockers perform their first show as a band. THEIR FIRST GIG! Such energy and pure raw passion. Listen to their songs recorded earlier that day.

IN JUST FIVE DAYS!

It's not much :) But with such an incredibly positive, willing & open minded bunch it's amazing what you can achieve. It is testament to the hard work and commitment, and amazing support of our Girls Rock Dublin friends that this camp happened and was such a success.  

Thank you!

 

Girls Rock Dublin”

 

 

The Prodigy Release New Track With Ho99o9

The Prodigy have unveiled new track ‘Fight Fire With Fire’ (ft. Ho99o9), taken from the forthcoming album No Tourists . The band’s twenty-date winter tour – including two shows at London’s Alexandra Palace on November 14 and 15 begins next month.

‘Fight Fire with Fire’ sees The Prodigy partner up with New Jersey’s finest noise crew Ho99o9, resulting in a down-tempo, heavy-grooved, surefire banger. ‘This was the first track I wrote for this album,’ says Liam. “As far as doing a collaboration, the Ho99o9 guys were the main band I wanted to work with, and this tune has so much danger embedded in it. It’s the best collaboration we have done.” ‘Fight Fire With Fire’ is the latest insight into The Prodigy’s forthcoming album No Tourists, and a reminder of a band that has resolutely followed their own route through the underbelly of popular culture since day one. It’s every inch a Prodigy record and it's their most direct, concise and pure statement yet.

No Tourists is ultimately about escapism and the want and need to be derailed and not to follow that easy set path,’ explains Liam Howlett in his North London studio. ‘In these times we live in people have become lazier and forgotten how to explore. Too many people are allowing themselves to be force fed, with whatever that may be. It’s about reaching out further to find another alternative route where the danger and excitement may be to feel more alive… not accepting that you can just be a tourist. That’s what the title is about for us.”

No Tourists sees The Prodigy return with venom in the way that only they can. They’re renegades, outsiders, outlaws – always hiding in plain sight. Though much has changed in the musical and social landscape, what remains a constant is The Prodigy’s resolute focus to always do things their own unique way, and in 2018 the urgency and irrepressible spirit of The Prodigy has never been more needed.

TOUR DATES

2nd November: Glasgow SEC Hall 4 (w/ Bad Company UK)

3rd November: Nottingham Motorpoint Arena (w/ Rene LaVice)

5th November: Brighton Centre (w/ Rene LaVice) **sold out**

6th November: Plymouth Pavilions (w/ Rene LaVice) **sold out**

8th November: Liverpool Echo Arena (w/Ho99o9)

9th November: Cardiff Motorpoint Arena (w/ Ho99o9)

10th November: Birmingham Arena (w/ Ho99o9)

13th November: Leeds First Direct Arena (w/ Rene LaVice)

14th November: London Alexandra Palace (w/ Friction)

15th November: London Alexandra Palace (w/ Ho99o9) **sold out**

 

 

 

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