- 30 May 22
'Fizzy Fest' will take place on June 11th at the Dublin venue, with the first 30 tickets released for free.
Five-piece Dublin band Fizzy Orange have delivered the news of the day, announcing a Grand Social gig with some of the country's brightest bands and artists.
The genre-blending outfit are joining forces with indie kids banríon, Ballymun hip-hop outfit Bricknasty (who just supported Maverick Sabre at the Academy) and fellow five-piece Cable Boy on June 30th.
Fizzy Orange recently shared their first single of 2022, 'Oh Carling', which followed last year's brilliant offerings 'Wonder', 'Good Night & God Bless', 'Randy's Song' and 'Who's Yizzer Man?'. Recorded in January at Sonic Studios, Dublin, the track was produced by Dan Fox (Gilla Band) and mixed and mastered by Karl Barnes. It's heavily inspired by mid-2000s pop-rock tunes, XTC, R. Stevie Moore and the Beach Boys.
The charismatic band just played Workman's alongside Papa Romeo, on the same night My Chemical Romance's Gerard Way made an appearance in the smoking area (allegedly...).
Rapidly becoming one of the most talked about live acts in Ireland, Bricknasty emerged from Ballymun at the beginning of 2020 as a lockdown studio project that has developed into a four piece band taking in members from across the country - singer and guitarist Fatboy, drummer Korey Thomas, bassist Dara Abdurahman and keyboard player Tadhg Griffin. The exciting jazz-influenced hip-hop act cut their teeth playing live with the likes of KhakiKid, Ahmed, With Love and Why-Axis in Dublin’s Academy.
From infectious energy and soulful chords to its soft, woozy vocals, the band combine R&B, hip-hop and an anarchic musical approach that stems from growing up in the Balbutcher Lane flats.
Rising stars banríon caught the attention of the Irish music scene (Pillow Queens included, who the Dublin band supported at the Button Factory earlier this year) after releasing their debut EP in 2020.
Led by single 'Yesterday's Paper', banríon's Airport Dads project saw the band carving out an indie-rock sound influenced by the likes of Sharon Van Etten, Soccer Mommy, Julia Jacklin and Snail Mail.
Songwriter Róisín Ní Haicéid has gained a reputation for her ability to explore the complex theme of disability in her lyrics, alongside subjects like emigration, heartbreak and uncertainty. Banríon also consists of drummer Michael Nagle, bassist John Harding and guitarist Ivan Rakhmanin.
Airport Dads was recorded in Nagle's home in Connemara, and was entirely self-produced. They've just finished recording their second EP, so stay tuned.
Cable Boy's 2019 EP Whole cultivated a loyal following and garnered sonic comparisons to DIIV and Deerhunter. The Lucan-based 5-piece dream pop outfit have quickly become one of Dublin’s most promising acts, returning in February with new single 'Useful Gift'. When asked about the track, frontman Semi stated that the song "represents feeling like you’re lost for a cause, like you’re two separate people.'
Having played slots at Ireland Music Week, Whelan’s Ones to Watch and support to the likes of Kean Kavanagh and Milk., Cable Boy rarely fail to impress.
Tickets to Fizzy Fest at the Grand Social are available now, with early bird tickets just a fiver.
READ: On Our Radar Q&A - Fizzy Orange
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