Kells, County Meath
Nanobot are four friends from Kells who share a common interest in synth based music.They started out life as a guitar band, the first incarnation of the band dissolved on a high the day after supporting the wrens in Whelan’s in early 2007. Two years later the band reformed but the guitars have been almost entirely been replaced with various electronic synths, bleeps and blips .
Sparticles is a five track EP mostly about sleep, it precedes Nanobot’s debut album, expected later in the year.
With the exception of the drums, the E.P was self recorded. The drums were recorded in Sun Studios by John Henry. The E.P was mixed by Jimmy Eadie in Asylum studios, Dublin.
It is available for FREE digital download at nanobot.bandcamp.com
The E.P has received positive reviews : “It's a nice electro workout, made largely with synths, but with healthy use of various other live instruments, too. ( www.independent.co.uk)
"Defined by the use of distorted synths married with rather sweet vocals" (www.state.ie)
and "effortlessly cool" (Hotpress)
The bots are
Ross Dillon (Drums,Artwork)
Ross is an animator/artist and recently graduated from the Irish School of animation. The cover of EP was designed by Ross.
Stephen Caffrey(Synths, Guitars)
Stephen works as a sound engineer,Tour Manager, Producer, stage/guitar tech.
David Keegan(Guitars, Synths)
In his spare time, David is a scientist who works in a fancy lab mixing various combinations of tiny nanos with miniscule bots all day long in ginormous test tubes.
Dessie Keegan(Vocals, Synths, Electronics,bleeps and blips)
Dessie is a recent graduate of a Masters in Music Technology in Trinity College, Dublin. His job in the band is to sing and to push the odd button which he does with much ghusto