Cork art-pop outfit Fred were already one of the most popular live acts in the country, but their latest album, Leaving My Empire - recorded in Montreal with Arcade Fire producer Howard Bilerman - has found them ascending to a new level of excellence.
Fred: classically quirky Cork popsters, yes? Well, maybe...
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