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Groom is a pop band from Dublin whose members are Mike, Wil, Jeroen and Ruan. They have released three albums and an EP to date: ‘All This Happened, More Or Less’ (2006, Fairview House), ‘At The Natural History Museum’ (2009, Tight Ship), ‘Marriage’ (Popical Island, 2010), and Brothers and Sisters (EP, Popical Island, 2013). A new album called 'Bread and Jam' is to be released in August 2014. It was produced in Soup Studios by Simon Trought and Giles Barrett who have worked on albums by Darren Hayman, Wave Pictures and Stanley Brinks (aka Andre Herman Dune).

Groom have played Ireland, UK and mainland Europe. With some other Irish pop bands they form the core of the Popical Island collective.

Groom have been covered or mentioned on RTE (Under Ether music show), played frequently on 2FM radio, Phantom FM (Ireland) and Subcity Radio (Glasgow), in the Irish Times (Arts/Culture and Weekend sections), The Ticket , the Irish Independent (best Irish album of 2010), Hot Press magazine, State Magazine, Alternative Ulster, Popical Island has had also had much coverage in all the above as well as in the NME, Drowned in Sound and many popular blogs and radio shows.

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