Cork, County Cork
Infidel Row are an Alternative/Indie/Rock band from Cork City. While band members are few, spirit is plentiful. Ideas are formed and hatched in their Gran's old three-story house where, among the piano, guitars, Italian organ and drums from 1963 that litter the rooms, are some microphones. Influenced and inspired by artists such as Bon Iver, Radiohead, Bob Dylan, Eels and Tom Waits, the band search to create songs and sounds that are heartfelt and yearnful, intense while brooding, organic but earnest whose sound intuitively swells and fades leading you to sing even though you've never heard the song before. The band members originally met in college, while studying music and playing in different bands; then went their separate ways. Singer/guitarist Thomas McSweeney started writing and recording ideas soon after, realising he was at a point where he wished to share his sound with an audience a group formed consisting of brother Brian McSweeney and Kees Hendrickx on guitars and Cian Heffernan on drums. Here is where the sounds of noise and accent, murmur and clatter, reverb and hum, will ring out to those who hear. For the moment the songs are in their acoustic state - incomplete but complete.