- 09 Dec 16
Have you heard a musician who makes "industrial noise that feels like an earthquake from every angle?"
Whelan's (Upstairs venue) is hosting Gross Net for the launch of their debut LP Quantative Easing. Somerville will support the band, as well as records from GIB & Mariah Black
The Belfast artists Gross Net began as a guitar/bass/drum-machine duo of Philip Quinn (Girls Names) and Christian Donaghey (Autumns), but they soon blossomed new ideas and strayed away from the initial route. Quinn eventually managed Gross Net as a solo venture and released a collection of re-commissioned tracks from past releases.
On working solo, Quinn shares, “Previously I thought it unideal for me to work alone but now I find the freedom liberating. I can come up with somewhat extreme ideas that would probably be vetoed in a more band situation. In a way I feel like one of those companies that don’t pay any tax; I can do whatever the fuck I want."
If you go on Thursday night, you're sure to fall into a dark, post-Brexit dystopia world." I’m also keen to use themes which reflect the times we’re living in, certainly the darkest days I’ve seen in my lifetime. Sometimes I feel like I’m just constantly wading through a cultural and political cesspit. I’m choking. Some of the lyrics are a bit on the nose, but they’re honest and I mean them. There’s some humour in there too, after all, if you didn’t laugh you’d hang yourself”.
See them on Thursday, December 15
Whelan's ( Upstairs Venue)
Show starts at 8pm and is €10
Tickets available here: https://dice.fm/event/gross-net-15th-dec-whelans-dublin-tickets
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