Mclusky were a band between 1999 and 2005, in which time they made a few friends and three albums. Slow-forward 14 years and, thanks to the uncanny pull of nostalgia and gravity, they have made more friends but no more albums.
Originally persuaded to reform – like ham – to help save a local music venue and for other vaguely charitable reasons, Mclusky* is the band but with Damien Sayell of The St. Pierre Snake Invasion (who incidentally have an album out this year) playing bass and singing and is loads better (technical term) than it used to be, nostalgia be twatted. They're set to play their first ever Dublin show at the Workman's Club on September 7.
Support from discordant Belfast indie rock quartet Junk Drawer - watch the video for 'Year of the Sofa' - and Dublin trio Slouch - check out 'Day Half' which we described as "riff-wielding, face-searing, psychogroove-pedalling" - as well as DJ duties from ourselves.
Tickets cost €15.50 and can be bought from Eventbrite. Doors open at 8pm.