Heralded as “Ireland’s next noise rock heroes” by Hot Press Magazine, Naked Lungs are an
enigmatic Irish four-piece noise-punk band set to take on 2023 with the release of their debut
2022 saw the band release several singles and a caustic, self-titled EP that garnered international
support with repeated plays on BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 6, international independent radio and a
shoutout from Anthony Fantano of The Needle Drop. They followed up with a year of high profile
gigs at home and abroad including several sold-out Irish headlines, two sold out Therapy?
supports, a successful headline UK tour and an Irish / UK festival run.
This year, the band have already been named as one of NME’s “100 for 2023”, a list of artists they
believe are set to take off in the coming year. They were summarised as “Doom-ridden noise punk
that sounds like Trent Reznor’s been on the Guinness”.
The band is set to release their debut album “Doomscroll” in August, a cacophonous romp of
grating distortion and melodious hooks bound to leave your ears ringing. The eleven-track LP
sets out to replicate the act of doomscrolling through negative media on your phone, somehow
unable to stop despite the overwhelmingly negative psychological effect this may have on you.
Each song in itself represents an emotion, a feeling, a reaction that one may have - whether it be
entirely negative or having some levity, the proverbial “light at the end of the tunnel”. In the end -
we must eventually put down the phone and move on. For better or worse.
Be sure to bring your earplugs - it will be loud.
“That’s spicy” – Anthony Fantano (The Needle Drop)
"Distorted madness" – Jack Saunders (BBC Radio 1)
“[a] filthy thing” – Steve Lamacq (BBC Radio 6 Music)
"full of muscular guitars and jaw-cracking drums.” – Hot Press
“enough to blow your hair back like you suddenly rocketed to 100mph.” – Beats Per Minute