Sheerbuzz top the bill at EAF gig

One of the happening young bands on the Irish music scene, Sheerbuzz, are back in the Regional Cultural Centre in Letterkenny tomorrow night (Fri) for an Earagail Arts Festival gig.

It’s expected to be a full house, with Sheerbuzz headlining and well supported by Dublin outfit Atticus and Letterkenny ‘noise jucks’ Happy Out. Start time is 7pm and it’s just €5.

Sheerbuzz are a genre-bending outfit featuring four teenagers with serious musical chops – Lachlann Ó Fionnáin, Evan McGinty and Adam Grady from Letterkenny and Lughan Devenny from Carndonagh.

‘Sheerbliss’ is how music reviewer Megan Nyhan described the last Sheerbuzz concert in the RCC, their EP launch back in February.

That gig was a sell-out and the EP itself a serious statement of intent. Titled ‘All Our Time and Money’, it’s building up the streams on Spotify, with a remarkable 60k streams for the infectious first track ‘Old Town River’.

Lachlainn describes the EP launch as “an insane night”. He says they’re delighted to be working with the Earagail Arts Festival and Lochlainn Kelly of WhyGigs on this gig.

He says: “It means there’s less to worry about so we’ve been busy writing and rehearsing. We’ve added some new tunes, brought back a few favourites and we’ve added a few bells and whistles to the old tunes. I don’t think we’ve ever been more excited about playing a set before.

“Ag deireadh an lae our main goal is to get people down to gigs in Donegal and especially in Letterkenny. There’s massive talent in this county and huge potential for a really exciting new music scene to develop. We’ve seen how the Derry music scene has impacted the city in such a positive way and we’d love to see something similar grow in Letterkenny.

“Whatever age you are, if you’re a fan of music you’re very welcome to come down and be a huge part of this process.”

Lachlainn adds that they’re delighted to have Atticus and Happy Out with them on the night.

“Atticus are very popular in Dublin and have a great sound. They’re hugely talented, four good friends who’ve been playing together for years.

“Happy Out are a heavy-hitting, wonderfully boisterous post-punk three-piece band who’ve been described as a mad bunch of sound lads. Ciarán Coyle, Malcolm Boyd and Lee Russell produce live performances not to be missed.”