Dundalk, County Louth
Third Smoke present instantly catchy hooks in unexpected ways, much to the delight of those that hear them. Intricate harmonies, a passion for song writing and boyish good looks* set this band apart. Obvious influences include The Beatles, The Dandy Warhols and The Kings of Leon. The lads have supported bands such as Ham Sandwich, The Kanyu Tree and Fighting With Wire. Third Smoke have built up a very loyal and ever expanding fan base. The last year has seen them sell out The Spirit Store six times and more recently a sold out Academy 2 show in Dublin. They are now set to tour all summer to promote their new single “People Are Messy”.
*The boyish good looks of the band are based on somewhat biased maternal sources
HotPress (Jan 2012) – “When Third Smoke takes to the stage channelling The White Stripes, it‟s like a
shot of caffeine. They specialise in plenty of energy and exciting changes of tempo, plus singer Hugh
Donlon‟s voice has shades of Johnny Cash. The new single, „People Are Messy‟ is a delight and their cover of Foster The People‟s „Pumped Up Kicks‟ knocks the original into a cocked hat.”
Reviews (Vantastival 2012)
GoldenPlec (May 2012)- Despite their young years they've a knack for a catchy chorus and sweet melodies. The Bonny Men, Soldiers Can‟t Dance, Third Smoke, Machine Gun Baby and Cathy Davey would see the best 4-hour run of music through out the weekend with Third Smoke and MGB standing out among them.
Reviews (Debut EP)
HotPress (July 2011)-“Simmering with infectious hand claps, charging percussion and a powerful, grinding vocal courtesy of Hugh Donlon, their toe-tapping whiskey-swilling debut single is hugely impressive stuff.”