LA TIMES (Tony Pierce) - "Recommended band for SXSW 2009"
Poptastic, Hooktastic, Girl/Boy-tastic! Fun-loving, Floor-Filling, Indie-Dance-Pop! Award nominations, heavy radio rotation,glowing press reviews, numerous TV appearances,and a 'must see' live status are just some of the accolades this boy/girl tour de force have achieved since exploding onto the music scene in 2007.
The bands debut single 'Forget Romance Let's Dance!' made a huge impact on its release in November 2007, landing at number 3 in the Irish charts. The single was A-Listed on all the major radio stations, and gained huge exposure on BBC Radio 1 in the UK. The bands debut album was released on February 1st 2008 in Ireland to critical acclaim
HOT PRESS - "These are highly accessible, superbly structured songs played by a band which has clearly been studying how to deploy catchy winding melodies" 8/10
IRISH INDEPENDENT - "Effervescent, youthful energy that is difficult to ignore."
IRISH TIMES - "Sprightly songs punctuated by the right degree of cockiness. They'll take to the future like a duck to water."
The band also graced the red carpet at Ireland's annual Meteor Music Awards, where they were nominated as "Best Newcomers".
We Should Be Dead garnered a highly credible international fanbase when their debut album became a blogosphere phenomenon upon its release. The band were also surprised to find themselves as 'featured artists' on the front page of MySpace.
In August 2008, We Should Be Dead headed out on their first US tour where they were blown away by the response to their live shows. Many who hadn't previously heard of the band and many who's tastes lay elsewhere, were enthralled by the bands energetic and thrilling live performances. Playlisted on huge US radio stations like KROQ and KCRW along with some celebrity fans (Henry Rollins, and the Mayor Of The Sunset Strip himself Rodney Bingenheimer) helped the band secure a solid US following.
We Should Be Dead relocated to Los Angeles in January 2009 to begin work on their now complete 2nd album 'Dreamstate'. The album was produced by Owen Lewis (Lady Gaga, REM, Hole) in the Record Plant studio in Lon Angeles. In between recording the album the band completed over 6 US tours. A memorable performance at SXSW 2009 led them signing to the Green Room agency and had the bloggers foaming at the mouth. The band also hit CMJ in New York where they showcased a lot of their forthcoming album alongside some of their own favourite bands.
The first single to be lifted from the album was 'Up All Night', a sparkling slice of indie/dance/pop that falls somewhere between The Cars & early Madonna. The single is available in all good stores now.
The new album 'Dreamstate' is available now from all good online music stores as well as high street stores like HMV, Tower Records, Local Irish Independents and Rough Trade Shops
The band are also about to release their own iphone application as part of a new multimedia deal the band have signed with media moguls DV4.