Archive for those nervous animals

Quare Groove Vol 1 (2018 Interview)

Posted in Music with tags , , , , on February 3, 2018 by Fanning Sessions

quare groove vol 1

Quare Groove Vol 1 is a new compilation of 70s/80s Irish underground music just released on Dublin’s All City Records. It features 8 tracks of “disco, soul, post-punk and funk” from The Pumphouse Gang, Natural Wild, Sunshine, Those Nervous Animals, Stano, Barry Warner, Some Kind Of Wonderful and Microdisney. On Thursday evening Paul McDermott of Dublin City FM interviewed John Byrne and Jeremy Murphy about the release. We look forward to Vol 2! Update: Interview in today’s Examiner.

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Those Nervous Animals

Posted in demo, Music with tags , on May 4, 2012 by Fanning Sessions

Sligo’s most famous export Those Nervous Animals were formed in 1981 by Barry Brennan (vocals, guitar, keyboards), Padraig Meehan (guitar), Eddie Lee (bass) and Cathal Hayden (drums). They released 5 singles and one EP ‘Hyperspace’ (1985). The single ‘The Business Enterprise (My Friend John)‘ spent 7 weeks in the Irish charts and reached 21. It recently featured on Tom Dunne’s ‘Top 30 Irish Hits Volume 2‘ and has received continued airplay since. Those Nervous Animals featured at the 1986 Self Aid benefit concert at Dublin’s RDS. The band are due to play the Hennigan’s Bar Reunion in the Clarence Hotel Sligo on May 19th 2012. This demo has been shamelessly lifted from the Sligo Bands site.

Vacuum (Demo)