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Named after a thoroughfare in the Liberties area and boasting members from both Dublin and Kilkenny, Engine Alley bagged themselves a deal with U2's Mother Records in 1991 and preceded to make a wondrous series of indie glam pop records. Much was made in the media of their "little drummer girl" Emmaline Duffy-Fallon being both, shock, a woman and still at school when they formed.
Produced by U2 man Steve Lillywhite, and featuring his wife Kirsty MacColl on backing vocals, their A Sonic Holiday album received rave reviews and copious airplay, but for some curious reason never crossed over to the mainstream.
Listened to today, they still sound - as the Derry Girl would put it - cracker and are pretty sure to feature somewhere in the South East's All-Time Top 30 Songs...
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