Cathal Coughlan is the former singer of Microdisney and The Fatima Mansions. Though his solo work may seem deceptively mellow, he has lost none of the bitter edge that made him great. Cathal Coughlan has released three solo albums: Grand Necropolitan, Black River Falls and The Sky's Awful Blue. A fourth album, Foburg, based on a song-cycle called "Flannery's Mounted Head" that Coughlan and The Grand Necropolitan Sextet have been performing live throughout 2005, was released in September 2006.
Hailing from Malahide in County Dublin, Director are Michael Moloney (Vocals/Guitar), Eoin Aherne (Guitar), Shea Lawlor (Drums) and Rowan Averill (Bass). Taking their musical cues from their early encounters with the classic songwriting of The Beatles, Steely Dan and Randy Newman, Director cite Beck, Grandaddy, Muse and The Strokes, as some of their modern day influences. Director's debut single, "Reconnect" was released in Ireland and the UK on April 26, 2006. The single stayed in the Irish charts for 12 weeks peaking at number 10.
Christy, a native of Co. Kildare, Ireland, started in the music business in the mid-sixties, when his life as a bank clerk was interrupted by a bank strike, and he moved to England. There he became involved in the folk music scene at the time, and spent a few years playing pubs and clubs around the country. His return to Ireland was marked by the album Prosperous, which proved to be a milestone in the rapprochement of Irish music to the popular mainstream.
Bored Housewife are a two piece from Belfast, Northern Ireland. The band members are Justin McKeown and Meabh McDonnell . Bored housewife write happy twisted songs to relieve the monotony of everyday life. They love the smell of flowers and glue. They're inspired by endless amounts of shitty television and playing computer games, trips to pound stores (dollar store's if you're American), and people they meet in Belfast. They firmly believe poetry is just banality intensified. http://boredhousewifeband.com
an irish band formed on the south side of dublin have become a huge hit in ireland you should check them out if you can !