- 01 Feb 21
Watch New Secret Weapon make their long-awaited return with a performance from The Button Factory tonight at 8pm – streaming exclusively on the Hot Press YouTube channel, and part-funded by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht Sport and Media.
New Secret Weapon are back! Following stellar sets from Lethal Dialect, Blackbird & Crow, Vernon Jane, New Valley Wolves and THUMPER in recent weeks, the series of streamed gigs from The Button Factory in Dublin continues tonight, February 1, with a performance from acclaimed Dublin trio New Secret Weapon – kicking off at 8pm, and streaming exclusively on the Hot Press YouTube Channel.
Nearly seven years ago, New Secret Weapon established themselves as one of the most captivatingly original new forces in Irish music, with the release of their acclaimed self-titled debut album – fearlessly defying the limitations of genre with a unique fusion of alternative rock, prog and jazz.
The album, described by Hot Press’s Edwin McFee as “wildly imaginative and full of occasionally unhinged, face-melting riffs and head-cracking time changes”, placed the band on the path towards a major breakthrough. And, sure enough, by 2015, the lads were already rubbing shoulders with legends – working on their follow-up project with Steve Albini, and supporting Patti Smith at Kilmainham.
Now, after a break away from the spotlight, the trio are back – and are set to reintroduce themselves with their first ever live-streamed gig.
"It'll be beautiful to see the place at such ease – without it heaving from the guts out with our headbanging mates," laughed singer and guitarist David Griffin, in New Secret Weapon's recent interview with Hot Press. "We wanted to keep all eyes on each other, enjoy ourselves, and just go in. We’re performing in a little triangle, looking at each other, as if we’re in the rehearsal room. We’re stashing our amps off to the side, and just going in with in-ears. First and foremost, we knew we wanted to go in relaxed, and enjoy the process."
Watch New Secret Weapon performing from The Button Factory, Dublin at 8pm tonight, February 1 – streaming exclusively on the Hot Press YouTube channel.
This project has been part-funded by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht Sport and Media from the Live Performance Support Scheme.