Ghostking Is Dead, Extravision, Post Punk Podge & The Technohippies - Quarter Block Party 2019
GHOSTKING IS DEAD
Ghostking is Dead is the project of Cork-based producer and multi-instrumentalist Matt Corrigan, which has been celebrated for it's vivid soundscapes and intriguing sonic themes. The project began at 16, changing and growing until it finally found its true name and shape. GKID now finds itself at a point of maturity and aimed towards a bright future, marked by victory at the annual Intervarsities Battle of The Bands and the release of much-commended projects 'Sweet Boy' and 'This is Doubt'.
Matt took on a live band in 2018, quickly becoming one of the most commended live acts in Cork City, going on to play 'It Takes A Village 2018'. The combination of electronic and real instruments brings across the varied and colourful nature of the records, communicating the hybrid sounds of hip-hop, electronica, indie rock, and jazz.
Extravision are a new post punk band based in Dublin featuring members of Sissy, Surge and No Spill Blood. Firmly rooted in punk but wanting to explore new sounds and melodies Leigh, Aoife and Legs (from Canadian punk band Siren Songs) came together to create something brand new. Their music is like a high tension wire. Melodic bass riffs, airy sustained guitar, heart-wrenching harmonies and pounding floor tom.
In the last year, Extravision recorded their first demo with their drummer Legs, who they then lost to the Vancouver punk scene but added No Spill Bloods Ror to the lineup. Their song Dont Wanna Be Here was recently included on the historic Karate Club LP, celebrating the 10 year anniversary of the autonomous punk space in Dublin. They have also toured in the UK since starting to play together in 2017. Their demo is released in August 2018 on Art For Blind Records.
POST PUNK PODGE & THE TECHNOHIPPIES
Post Punk Podge & The Technohippies is a figment of punk and the Post's imagination a singer/rapper/musician from Limerick. His goal is to turn the symbol of the brown envelope from a symbol of corruption, deception and greed into a symbol of self-expression, defiance and laughter. Accompanied by his sidekick DR. Asparagus Montague and DJ Jurassic Park 2 their live show consists of Podge on Violin through a load of pedals and main vocals and Asparagus on guitar, backing Vocals and Jurassic Park 2 on Laptop and DJ controller. Their sound is a hybrid of many different genres including Punk, Electronic, Krautrock, Irish Trad, Techno, Hip Hop and Classical. They released their debut EP entitled Kick Against the Pricks on November 24th 2017 and Podge released the Stark Raving EP with Naive Ted in October 2017 and collaborated with Jimmy Penguin on his Savages EP in May 2018. Their energetic live shows are an attack on the senses. Lyrically Podge writes about social issues such as Depression, Anxiety and what it is like to live in Ireland and the world today. Having left a trail of money, degrees and chaotic noise wherever they have played this summer. Post Punk Podge & The Technohippies enjoy subverting genres and fusing comedic elements with a serious social conscience and message of defiance against injustices in the world. They are too fat for pigeonholes and revel in their unique freedom of expression through the medium of post punk and everything in between. Their recent single entitled Home is Where the Heart Bleeds is a charity single to raise money for the Novas homeless charity in Limerick and their new ep entitled Post Millenium Tension will drop before the year is out with a keen eye on the dance floor, paving a more electronic and eclectic path. After playing festivals such as Body & Soul, Electric Picnic and Knockanstockan to name but a few they are in the music game for the long haul and not a mere flash in the pan act. Up the Punks & the Postmen and everyone in between..