The Deadly Nightshades

Bray, County Dublin

Rising from various other well know bands and of Bray, from punk to roots. The deadly nightshades rose to the pinnacle of the Dublin music scene in 2008, they’ve raised public awareness through intense gigging around Dublin & the release of their self titled debut E.P, The Deadly Nightshades.

They’re a melting pot of indie, reggae & world music. The band mix soaring vocals with complicated melodies & catchy chorus’s.

They've been compared to everyone from Fight Like apes to Nick Cave, Portishead & Goldfrapp with some eastern mystic influence thrown in for good measure.
Primarily a live band they release a lot of pent up energy on stage. With standout tracks like ‘War’ & ‘Pilots Wife’ don't be surprised if you hear a lot more of The Deadly Nightshades in 2010

Praise for The Deadly Nightshades
By Lottie
‘The Deadly Nightshades, a six piece punk-indie-alternative band from Bray, Co.Wicklow are the latest Irish delight to catch my fancy. Listening to their demo on the way home in rush hour traffic on Friday I found myself hitting reply so many times on “War” and “The Pilot’s Wife” I had made a forty minute journey having only listened to two songs. Both tracks are catchy and strong with great potential to be gracing the charts very soon.
Gaining momentum and recognition through live gigging the band are pretty busy these days. They are supporting Casio Kids in the Academy tomorrow night and can be seen as support in Eamon Doran’s on 28th of May 2009 and 5th June in Bewley’s Cafe (supported by The Cujo Family - very interesting blue grass rock band).
They are also gigging in The Pint Bar on 13th June, Greystones Theatre on 3rd July and will be at the Knockanstockan Festival in Wicklow on 24th July.
For more info on their gigs check out their MySpace page.’ - By Trevor Halpin

"...a six piece band called 'The Deadly Nightshades' this band is really into their sound they have stage craft and a cult sound of their own... Its got urban ska with a mix of pop melodies, the voice of Karen Hammond has a dramatic tone with a fantastic feel, the keyboard player Shane Cusack had this mad professor approach to the keys he was real passionate on his playing, sounding great, this is a band you got to see live, highly recommended....******" -
Live gig Review of The Deadly Nightshades by Marywithfriends –
‘This is an alternative six-piece first-class Indie band. The varied melodic tones of the lead vocalist Karen Hammond are séance-like, hypnotizing the audience into a trance as she moves rhythmically creating a powerful aura. Her lyrics are harmonized by the backing vocals of her sister Aoife. Don’t be surprised to hear the haunting renditions of “Stay Safe”, “Animal” and “War” in your head after hearing these brilliant chants.’

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