Ballinasloe, County Dublin
Herm is the product of the relationship between Her and Him. He wrote his first song at the age of eight, about alcohol addiction…
Several years later Herm got a band of like-minds together and began songwriting and gigging in earnest. Their live shows were energetic and raucous and Herm developed his idiosyncratic style of neurotic indie rock, earning comparisons with Tom Waits, Beck and The White Stripes among others…
‘Monsters’ was recorded over several months and in several living rooms and kitchens around Ireland. Featuring on the album are artists such as guest vocalists Nina Hynes (on the bittersweet gorgeous ‘Year Of The Horse’) and Michelle Considine (on the unhinged ‘Cellar Door’) along with various other Hermanos past and present. The album featured in Best Of Year polls for Phantom FM and Hot Press magazine, with the latter describing it as 'a must for fans of uneasy listening'...
‘Heads’ was the first single to be taken from the album as Herm tried to sneak it’s imagery of cannibalism and animal lust onto mainstream radio... The video, directed by Ian Benjamin Kenny, was nominated for an Irish Music Television Award.
The second single, 'Year Of The Horse’, is a duet featuring Nina Hynes. It received an honourable mention in the International Song Competition, whose judges include Tom Waits, Ray Davies and Robert Smith.
And finally 'Rearrange', the album closer and a riposte to Gloria Gaynor's 'I Will Survive', with it's travelogue video shot in Brazil, Peru, Ecuador and Colombia.
Herm and The Hermanos are currently in the studio working on album number two...
“A must for fans of uneasy listening” - HotPress
“Herm can expect to be, indeed, deserves to be, at the forefront of Irish indie music's new golden age” - Cluas.com
“Herm is a reminder that, sometimes, the best music is to be found in the eerie spaces at the edge of town.” – Metro Ireland