After the Explosions
Drogheda, County Louth
After the Explosions are: David O'Brien (vox/guitar/synth), Dave Hanratty (drums), Noel Traynor (guitar/textures) and Garry Toner (synth/piano/backing vox).
The band formed in 2008 and it quickly became apparent that the music they created together was something that none of them had expected. Combining more alternative elements that bring to mind such bands as Nine Inch Nails and This Will Destroy You, After the Explosions throw a little something extra of their own into the mix as they combine heavy and melodic vocals, textured guitars, dark synths, piano and tribal drums, creating a powerful and complex sound that stands defiantly apart.
In the time since forming the band have worked hard at harnessing their sound in the Irish live-circuit, playing venues all across the North East and Dublin and have enjoyed success in the international music
competition Emergenza and made their festival debut at Oxegen '10.
The band have just put the finishing touches to their second EP, "The Great Collapse", which is now available as a free download on Bandcamp, and will be available to buy on CD at all upcoming shows. The EP was recorded @ La Li Lu Le Lo Studios. Mixed by David O'Brien & Garry Toner. Mastered by Fergal Davis @ Suite Studios, Dublin. Produced by David O'Brien.
Download "The Great Collapse" here: http://aftertheexplosions.bandcamp.com
"Part electro-industrial mayhem, part throbbing dance pop...as perplexing as the name suggests"
Celina Murphy - HOT PRESS
“…brilliantly executed with a dark grin across its face, to keep the listener hooked and awaiting the next step in their evolution…”
Mike McGrath Bryan - DROP-D