Limerick, County Limerick
2013 is shaping up to be a very exciting year for Irish band Protobaby!
Having signed to independent label FIFA records in Jan, the first FIFA single/video double A side 'Microchip & Nobody Knows will be released March 2nd.
2013 Tour dates confirmed to date will take in the Netherlands, UK and Ireland with loads more to be confirmed soon! Expect to hear lots more from Protobaby throughout 2013!
Protobaby had a very busy and exciting 2012 building a strong fanbase both nationally and internationally.March saw the release of their debut album ‘The Spark’. Protobaby teamed up with Owen Lewis who has previously worked with REM, Hole and Snow Patrol just to mention a few to record their full length debut, with the end result receiving a massive thumbs up from critics and fans alike. The album was mixed with additional production by Chris O’Brien and Graham Murphy at The Production Suite, Dublin. (The Stunning, Gemma Hayes Human League, Clannad, The Waterboy's, Whipping Boy, A House...)
They returned to Poland in May to play at the huge Polish 3 day festival Juwenalia Bialystok 2012 playing to 10000+ people, having played at same festival in 2011 with huge German band Guano Apes.
Singles from the album received and continue to receive lots of national and regional airplay. Singles and videos to date from 'The Spark' include: 'State Of Affairs', 'Traditions', 'Fluorescent and 'Only A Spark'.' 'Fluorescent' was named as Today FM’s daily download on Tony Fenton’s very popular national show along with the band also recording a session for the Paul Mcloone show on Today FM and doing an interview on 2fm with Dave Fanning.
The controversiall video to 'Traditions' was banned by Youtube in late 2011 and the video to 'Only A Spark' captured the bands energetic performance at Juwenalia Bialystok 2012.
2012 was spent touring both nationally and internationally including dates in Ireland, UK and Poland. A successful tour with the the Frank and Walters on their 25th Anniversary tour for 'Trains, Boats and Planes' including dates in the UK and Ireland as well as support slots with bands such as Delorentos and Jape.
In November Protobaby appeared on a regional cover of Hot Press and had a full interview in the national edition of Irelands most popular music magazine.
More info: www.protobaby.com
YOUTUBE CHANNELl: www.youtube.com/protobabyvids
BANDCAMP (Album download): http://protobaby.bandcamp.com/
BREAKING TUNES: www.breakingtunes.com/protobaby
'LIMERICK NATIVES RELEASE A FIERY DEBUT
Limerick outfit Protobaby unveil their debut album The Spark and it's full of incendiary indie anthems and stadium-straddling rock numbers that sound absolutely massive.'
The Spark Album Review (Hot Press Magazine)
‘If this single is anything to go by then the album will be stunning. Roll on next year!’
Traditions Single Review (Boost The Music)
‘State Of Affairs’ is a clever slab of epic rocktronica.’
State Of Affairs – Single Review (Hot Press Magazine)
‘A very solid single release from a band that are clearly the best thing to happen to Limerick music in a long time. Keep your eye & ears on these guys folks, Protobaby are going to be big’
State Of Affairs – Single Review (Rarities, B-Sides & Other Stuff)
|1 Jun 2013||18:00||Wavemasters Surf and Music Festival, Spanish Point, Miltown Malbay, Co.Clare||Wavemasters Surf and Music Festival|
|6 Jul 2013||20:00||Dolans Warehouse, Dock Road, Limerick||Protobaby Live||Buy Tickets|
|7 Jul 2013||10:00||The Crane Lane Theatre, Phoenix Street, Cork||Protobaby - live|
|2 Aug 2013||20:00||Geuzenpop Festival, Enschede, Netherlands||Protobaby live||Buy Tickets|
|4 Aug 2013||17:00||Indiependence Festival, Mitchelstown, Cork||Indiependence Music and Arts festival 2013||Buy Tickets|