Stream: Spies – Moosehead


Bursting straight out of the traps, ‘Moosehead’ by Dublin five-piece Spies is nothing if not a sonic statement of intent from a band tipped to go far over the next few months.

A gazey post-punk effort brimming with confidence and purpose, the track – produced by Rian Trench of Solar Bears – sees subtly soaring guitar textures, propulsive rhythms and Matthew Broderick’s sublime vocals merge to form one of the most impressive songs from an Irish band we’ve heard this year so far.

Check out Spies’ forthcoming gig dates and the video for ‘Moosehead’ below.

July 26: The Old Blue Last, London
July 28: The Sebright Arms, London
July 30: B.D.S.M, Cork
July 31: Roisin Dubh, Galway
August 2:  Whelans, Dublin
September 19: Joe Lees, Tullamore (with Girl Band)
September 26: KASBAH, Limerick (with Girl Band)
October 9: The Roisin Dubh, Galway (with Girl Band)
October 10: Spirit Store, Dundalk (with Girl Band)

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