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Def Nettle

Alternative // Wexford, Wexford // He/Him

'He sounds like a Punk Tom Waits rapping with Primal Scream' The Sunday Independent.

Def Nettle is the Punk Funk band fronted by prolific musician Glen Brady, combining uptempo Punk/Post-Punk rhythms and classic Emo soundscapes with danceable beats and hard hitting tongue in cheek visions of contemporary life.

A Dubliner with a twist of childhood spent in New York, Brady has spent much of his life in Berlin & San Francisco working at the top of his field in music production & performance. He has session musician credits with the likes of R.E.M. & spent 5 years as an engineer with the California State Symphony, has toured in support of The Cranberries as a member of DARK with Andy Rourke ( The Smiths) and the late Dolores O’Riordan as well as having mixed their album, Science Agrees.

Def Nettle released their first 3 singles in 2022. Most recent single ‘Architecture’ spent 8 weeks at #2 on German Independent Dance chart. ’The Pills’ & ‘War Machine’ feature Andy Rourke of The Smiths on Bass received extensive plays on radio in Ireland and UK and had considerable coverage in The Sunday Independent, The Sunday Business Post, Hot Press, The Golden Plec and featured on countless UK based Indie blogs like Rough UK, Flex Magazine & Turtle Tempo. Def Nettle has been 'Track of the week' several times on shows like 2FM's The Alternative, Jenny Greene & Kate Brennan Harding.
They performed live on 2 episodes of Virgin Media One’s Fanning Live @ Whelan’s and have recently done live recordings for RTE 2XM’s Sessions form Oblivion which aired in March 2023. The Irish Times included Def Nettle in the 20 ‘Bands to Watch’ in 2023.