Sideproject return for their first Cork show in almost a decade. Country relocations, new family additions and a pandemic contributed to a longer than expected hiatus from the Cork music scene but the post-rock 5 piece is finally back together and has new material.
To date the band has released three EPs: 'Take Shelter From The Stars' ‘Not Waving But Drowning’ and 'They Made You Miss Everything' and played numerous festivals with acts such as Frightened Rabbit, Walking on Cars and True Tides.
The band remains inspired by great local acts including Rest, Tenpastseven and Hope Is Noise. While gigs have been fewer and further between in recent years, the band is excited to be finally back playing live and could think of no finer venue than Coughlans for the occasion.
‘Creative intelligence is something that the five-piece Sideproject have in abundance. ‘This Morning I Fell Down and Look at What I Found’ is a floating instrumental so groovy you don’t miss the vocals. Vocalist Tom Kavanagh shows up for ‘Outpatients’ and takes us through a fine song above a sinuous shifting ryhthm and guitars that build up to a regular stormfest. ‘And Each Flame Concealed A Sinner’ is another instrumental also dominated by guitars, but is a heavier, more accented outing, with hints of prog rock in the arrangement, but without that genre’s often pointless pomposity. We need more like them.’ – Jackie Hayden, Hotpress
‘Sideproject are giving it progressively experimental socks in ALT. The tracks we heard are, much like their fine recent EP, Not Waving But Drowning, gloom-laden with a heart.’ – Johnnie Craig, State Magazine
‘Not Waving But Drowning’ picks up where their debut EP left off ... and once again find the group in fine form, weaving rich, delay-laden, snakes-and-ladder like guitar tapestries of post-rock beauty that calls to mind Unwed Sailor and Explosion in the Sky.’ – Graham Lynch, Cork Independent