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Alternative // Dublin, Dublin

This is the first release from BODIES after having just finished the follow up to their debut album DRENCH (2018). This was essentially a solo album put to tape by frontman David Anthony before their debut live performance had even occurred. Upon completion, David Anthony drafted a rotating roster of musicians to execute the pieces in a live setting.

Throughout a dizzyingly busy 24 months during 2018/19, they released their debut album, “DRENCH”, Selling out The Grand Social, graced festival stages all over Ireland (Electric Picnic / Castlepalooza / Groove among others), received national radio play, critical acclaim and countless radio & print interviews.

After being named by Hot Press Magazine as one of the young Irish acts ready to take over 2019. BODIES were truly one of the up and coming acts in Ireland.

Then, due to breaking multiple bones as a result of a traffic accident while cycling as well as contracting a debilitating virus, BODIES front-man David Anthony was forced to cancel all shows, tours, recording sessions & any future musical plans.

Then came the pandemic.

During the pandemic, David Anthony began performing / recording under his own name, no longer using the BODIES moniker. However, in 2023, past members of the live show got back in contact and decided to reform as a band with an increasingly streamlined identity, leaning toward an abrasive shoegaze/post punk sound. They worked on unfinished music and newer music compiling it into 2nd album ‘ORES’. Though they considered changing the name of this essentially new project, it felt natural to coalesce under the same signature in which they first played together.

BODIES can be seen on Season 2 of Apple Tv's ‘Bad Sisters’ as main characters ‘Matthew Claffins' (Daryl McCormack) band. Their original music can be heard on the show also.

New album “Ores” will be released in Winter 2024


“The likes of ‘I’m Waiting’ and ‘Nightmoves’ are dark shots of melancholia and angst, while the rhythmic ‘Limbs’ recalls Bleach era Nirvana, with David Anthony delivering a throat-shredding howl worthy of Cobain or Vedder.”

Alan Corr, RTÉ

“The mastermind behind BODIES, David Anthony, pours his soul into the music, relaying an authentic message to his audience. Following their debut, the band have been compared to the likes of The Cure, Radiohead and Nirvana - high praise indeed for the Dublin outfit.”

Edwin McFee, Hot Press

“‘Drench’ is one of those albums no analysis of this period will be complete without. It is highly unique; the song-writing style just does not exist anywhere else here or abroad to the best of my knowledge.”

Remy Connolly, The Best of Music and Film