We Cut Corners write short songs on drums and guitar, eschewing the blues-rock stylings beloved of other two-pieces in favour of lyrically dextrous, start-stop/rock-pop. The critically acclaimed debut album 'Today I Realised I Could Go Home Backwards' was nominated for the Choice Music Prize for Irish album of the year. We Cut Corners have toured with The Maccabees, Villagers and Frightened Rabbit amongst others. The second album is due for release in 2014.
We Cut Corners release their new single, YKK, the first since the release of the bands debut album, in November. The band play at CMJ in New York in October and further dates in the UK and Ireland in November and December (dates below).
The Irish Times ****
"'Three People', 'The Leopard' and 'A Pirate's Life' echo The Frames and Conor O'Brien (Villagers) in their ebbs and flows, while 'Go Easy' is a magnificent, heartwarming thrill"
The Sunday Times (album of the week)
"This album reinforces the notion that any party of two with the right rock ethos can strut and stomp their way around any stage armed with just a mean set of lungs, some drums and a guitar….We Cut Corners have created something that will stick for all the right reasons"
The Sunday Business Post ****
"The folksy sensibility of Villagers is combined with the raw power of the White Stripes, while the memorably acerbic and skilfully crafted lyrics prove that there's brains behind that muscle…it heralds the arrival of a compelling new voice in Irish rock"
Hot Press 4 ****
"The lyrics are great throughout, reminiscent of Belle & Sebastian at their most sweetly caustic"
The 405 ( thefourohfive.com < http://thefourohfive.com/> )
"We Cut Corners use spiky rebelliousness or gentle regret, taking to either form with aplomb"
I Guess I'm Floating ( www.iguessimfloating.net < http://www.iguessimfloating.net/> )
"an absolutely stunning duo...emotionally charged live show with such raw energy and asperous harmonies"