Dublin foursome Soundproof have been knocking about for a while now, thrilling music lovers on the Northside of the city with their winding, Doors-esque mega-riffs. 'Only By The Night' is seriously catchy stuff, helped in no small part by Neil O'Donoghue's fearless indie growl.
Not a bad ambition at all. But you have to think of yourself as well. When she did, Anne Sexton realised that she could only come, as it were, if she let herself go – and that meant being prepared to make a lot of noise indeed at critical moments. Everyone say: AAAAAAAAAGH……….
Exclusive: Kevin Shields, the missing presumed lost genius of Irish rock, re-emerges to tell the truth about sandbags and barbed wire, the making of Loveless, early Dublin days with Gavin Friday, Liam O Maonlai and U2, and his Bafta-winning work on Lost in Translation.