- 18 Nov 02
The Tycho Brahe are a trio of musicians/artists who are among the leading lights of Dublin’s new musical underground
“I couldn’t move out of home ’til I was 27. That’s insane! But I wasn’t in a position where I knew I could move out and meet the rent every month.”
So says Carol Keogh of The Tycho Brahe. Government Health Warning: musical pipe dreaming can restrict your personal growth. It’s not even as if Carol ever fell for the whole rock ’n’ roll holy grail routine. Even with The Plague Monkeys, a (slightly) more commercial proposition than the Tycho Brahe’s recent debut This Is, she and her writing partner Donal O’Mahony held hard to an uncompromising visual and musical aesthetic. Mind you, in the latter years of the Monkey, this had come to be tempered with a pragmatic approach involving getting a day-job to support the nocturnal habit.
The third member and wild card in The Tycho Brahe is one Diarmuid Mac Diarmada, multi-instrumentalist, subterranean activist and chief architect of the Dublin underground sound, known for his work with The Jimmy Cake, David Kitt and countless others.