Watch: Blue Whale – Jack Irons


Ex-drummer for the likes of Red Hot Chili PeppersPearl Jam and Eleven, Jack Irons has an interesting and illustrious CV – one which he can (yet probably won’t) now add, “Title of instrumental banger by Belfast-based experimental band Blue Whale” to.

A collaboration between the band, filmmaker Tom Hughes and contemporary dancer Maeve McGreevy, the quartet’s new single is a potent, wonderfully emphatic audio-visual creation, fusing Blue Whale’s bombastic, Battles-esque experimental instrumental rock with Hughes’ sublime directorial eye and a truly compelling performance by McGreevy throughout.

The track was recorded by Start Together’s Ben McAuley and is available to download here.

Blue Whale play the following Irish dates in October:

29 – Fred Zeppelin’s, Cork
30 – Bennigan’s, Derry
31 – Barricade Inn, Dublin

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