My Birthday Gig-Talulah Does the Hula, Pocket Billiards, SilhouettE

21 07 2009

On August 28 I turn the grand old age of 30, so I thought what better way of celebrating the fact than by putting on a gig with some of my favourite bands. The date for your diaries is August 29 and I’m putting it on in association with the folks from the Big Gig. All money on the door gets split equally between all three bands, so come down and check out the show. Here’s the press release below and I’ll keep everyone up to speed over the coming weeks…




Spring and Airbrake, Belfast

Saturday, August 29

Making their Belfast debut, Dublin supergroup Talulah Does the Hula (featuring former members of NME and Hot Press darlings the Chalets and Neosupervital) bring their 50s inspired brand of Phil Spector-esque anthems (before he went mental of course) to the masses, promising good times and great tunes for all. Already a hit with the press, the four girl, one guy combo are said to have been brought together by a mutual love of the tropics, harmonies, bouffants, sex (how rude!), sunshine, outdoor drinking and groups like the Shangri-las and the Shirelles. Fans of perfect slices of power pop should clutch the band to their chests now, but don’t take our word for it, here’s what the critics have to say-

“Ireland has a new perfect pop band to fall in love with.”  Hot Press Magazine

“One of our favourite new bands of the year” State Magazine

Also on the bill are the world’s best party band (yes, that’s official) Pocket Billiards. who bring their full ska orchestra with them and it’s a rare chance to see the group before they head into the studio to record their debut slab of wax. As if that wasn’t enough, erstwhile Poet’s Pocket Symphony and Angelfall chanteuse Shauna Tohill’s latest musical incarnation SillouettE (who is sure to charm the under-crackers off of the crowd at this year’s Glasgowbury) rounds off an eclectic, yet electric bill.

To download a Talulah Does the Hula press pack click on

Venue:                          Spring & Airbrake

Date:                              Saturday 29th August 2009

Ticket Price:                £4.00

Doors:                          9:00pm









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