Clondalkin, County Dublin
1808 play an original blend of indie, rock and electro. An accomplished three-piece from west Dublin, they have been writing and gigging together for the past few years under various guises and have just - April 2011 - released their first demo, Sample A.
Sample A debuts 4 tracks, opening with the atmospheric yet uplifting 'Lotus in Bloom'. Next is the softly biting 'Can't Help Yourself’ followed by the lure of 'The Void'. The set finishes with the dramatic, uncompromising 'Slip Beneath'.
1808’s sound is eclectically influenced, cohesive and the songs are lyrically strong. Sample A is a demo with commercial sensibility and has songs that are potentially radio friendly, yet the band is essentially original and experimental in nature and this shines through.
There are further thirteen-ish tracks written and ready to record.
1808 is a new band with foundation and promise.
They are : Aaron Fogarty on vox and guitar, Niall Kerins on lead guitar and keyboard and Fionn Daly on drums. Session bassists join the band for live shows.