WE COME IN PIECES
''Probably the hardest working band in Ireland'' THE POINT OF EVERYTHING
"...brimful of hardcore energy and intelligent arrangements...a rampaginging helping of aggro-metal, with exhuberent vocals battling it out with a relentless band noise...a terrific melody and an arrangement that shifts gears and keeps your ears engaged..." HOT PRESS
''...a thundering post-hardcore juggernaut, anvil-heavy riffs collide with powerhouse rhythms, they strip down, pull back and attack again with a furious clarity that recalls Dischord bands like Jawbox and Bluetip in their prime. '' 13TH NOTE
''The real joy, more so than taking in the vast patchwork of influences and marvelling at how they come together, sewn strongly with Limerick accents, is the sheer passion that comes through your speakers/headphones. For a band best seen live (a very frequent occurrence), this E.P. is as close as it gets to bopping around and dripping of sweat, and surely that’s the best thing that can be said about any album''. DROP-D
''Very exciting...very cool to watch...fantastic musicianship'' WIRED FM
''There isn’t a duff track here, it’s a short sharp shock with a bit of math rock here, punk rock there and a little vintage metal thrown into the mix''. THE LIMERICK POST
''There’s something about a band who can raise you out of Wednesday glums with a smart battering of upbeat, proper rock tunes and that’s what We Come In Pieces are doing for me here today''. HARMLESS NOISE
WE COME IN PIECES have spent the past two years working themselves to the bone, touring, writing and recording their debut album Before the Chains as well as their self-titled follow-up EP. 2012 sees one of Ireland's most inventive, energetic and exciting bands take that next step in their frighteningly rapid evolution, with sophomore album Night of the Living, released on February 17th on digital download, cassette and tour-only CD through new label Champion Edition.
The band's upward trajectory has been ridiculous: from their formation in 2010, We Come in Pieces' debut album was written, recorded and toured inside of six months. 2011 saw the erstwhile three-piece of Shane Harrington (guitars), Kieran Hayes (singing drummer) and Kieran Sims (bass/vox) hit the UK four times and touring Ireland nationally, in the process supporting names like Frank Turner, Rolo Tomassi, Tubelord, Throats, ASIWYFA and more. And with 'Night of the Living' seeing them hit their stride, balancing ever more finely their trademark clash of melody and obfuscating distortion & technical precision, it's hard to see that trajectory being stopped anytime soon.
Night of the Living is a distillation of what makes the band great - blistering musicianship, passionate performance, a natural grasp of dynamic and a wicked way with hooks and choruses, setting the tone perfectly for a year of solid touring of the UK, US and Europe. Pounding, coursing lead-off single Sexy Rouge, meanwhile, has been a hit online, scoring Hot Press' Video of the Week as well as mentions up and down the Irish blogosphere. Tracks like the bullet-proof Husker Don't and next single C-Side further nail the point home, at once with a polish worthy of any major band, and the intensity and feral urgency of their live show.