Reader's Wives IE | dublin
Reader's Wives are the kind of band we've all missed from the independent music scene. Their avant garde pop music is the result of the four people involved, both musically and socially.
In 2008, songwriter Niall James Holohan produced an album of his best twelve tunes with a view to starting a band called Reader's Wives. Once tracked, Niall passed rough mixes of the album among friends in the Dublin underground, looking for the right combination of beautiful madheads to build on it's musical blueprint of eclectic, tidy indie rock tunes with teeth. The band took to the road, fast becoming one of Ireland's most active bands in Europe.
Eighteen months on, Reader's Wives are now a solid four piece with a sound like no other independent rock band doing the rounds. Following two memorable nights at Electric Picnic last summer, their debut 'Secrecy & Sex' EP was released to critical acclaim in Ireland, the UK and Europe in November 2009. Their debut EP was closely followed by the release of their second 'Victor's Mother Juliet' in March of 2010 & as with the release of the first, the Wives played weekends in both the UK & Ireland to promote the release, making friends & collecting fans along the way.
Now, following apperances at Lockstock, Oxegen & Castlepalooza, the Wives are set to kick things up a level with a brand new album, tentatively entitled 'Rachel's Apartment'. The album was written in it's entirety at the band's squat off Dublin's Dame Street where they lived for much of the past year. It is due to release in early 2011.