Hailing from Dublin, Ten Hail Marys are a guitar-driven, indie-rock three-piece with a penchant for colloquial, narrative lyrics and sprawling, emotive hooks. Initially collaborating on tracks left over from his previous project, Adam Cullen (Vocals/Guitar) employed Jake Murray (Drums) and Dillon Doyle (Bass) in early 2022, and the group took full shape in November of the same year with the release of debut single ‘Yours Truly, Little Pixie’.
Two more singles have followed – nostalgia-heavy, indie anthem ‘So Young’ and most recently, ‘I Promised’, a swelling and forceful track that highlights the poignancy and emotional maturity at the heart of the band’s sound.
Ten Hail Marys made their live debut in a sold out Workman’s Cellar in February of 2023. To date, they have also performed in The Grand Social and the Workman’s Main Room, with more live dates scheduled around the country in the coming months.
Fittingly, Whipping Boy guitarist Paul Page has been among the early champions of Ten Hail Marys. It is not uncommon for a band to occupy a sonic space that reflects their surroundings, but this sound moves well beyond imitation. Such is the eclecticism of the group’s influences – from The Cribs and Deftones to Depeche Mode – theirs is a style of writing that is at once hugely challenging and enchantingly familiar.