Dublin, County Dublin
V98 are a four piece alternative indie act hailing from Dublin and Edinburgh, delivering a raucous mix of high octane vocals, blistering guitars, snarling bass and thundering drums.
Musically, the band began as a fluid entity, experimenting with a more straight laced indie-pop sound that brought with it a number of high profile gigs in the Button Factory, the Sound House, Workman's, and most recently, a sold out show in Whelan's. However, through trial and error they soon gravitated towards a gritty indie punk aesthetic that began to resonate more clearly with both the band and their audience.
PRESSGANG, the debut EP from the band, is due in the second half of 2019 and features the singles "Conversation Killer" and "Gracious". Recorded by Dan Doherty of Darklands Audio (Fontaines D.C., Sun Mahshene, Vulpynes) the four songs on the EP reflect a disillusionment with society's work/life balance and a thinly disguised contempt for self-obsessed, narcissistic personality types.
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"'Dublin', the supremely catchy new tune from Dublin indie crew V98, should be a major playlist favourite this year." - Ellie MacLean, Hotpress
"With a punchy guitar-driven sound not heard since indie's heyday in the 00s, V98's raw recorded material is bolstered by their tight live performances." - Eric Davidson, District Magazine
"Wildly charismatic front-man Darragh Geoghegan, songs and melodies dangling out of every pocket" - Derek Foley, Buzz.ie