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Reemo destined for big things

HAILING predominantly from Prosperous, though guitarist Igor is originally from Italy, Reemo are a band undoubtedly on the way up. With singles "Who Are You/Line" and "Rushin Man" landing inside the Irish top 40 and an album on the way, the Kildare natives are starting to see a reward for their three years of hard work.

Starting out with a slightly different line-up the band in its current incarnation has been playing solidly for about 8 months now.

"We were messing about three years ago, we started taking it seriously about a year and a half ago," laughs Drummer Alan.

With a sound that recalls a mix of current pop favourites the Killers and Kings of Leon with a touch of Placebo thrown in for good measure, the band has received numerous plaudits in recent months. These included winning Best International Band at the New York International Music Festival after they played Greewich Village and being shortlisted for the prestigious NEMO music Festival in Boston.

The band have also supported Aslan and Noel Gallagher's side project Tallgunner on their respective Irish tours.

With an ecletic sound the band don't point to any one major influence. Names range from the Kings of Leon to Neil Young and the Red Hot Chilli Pepers.

"Everyone adds there own little bit" summarises singer Steve who points to the sweet voiced tenor of Jeff Buckley and the gravel soaked baritone of Tom Waits as vocal influences.

When asked how do the songs come about, they simply reply, "we go into a room and jam it out."

This method of recording has led to the group recording their first album in Kells, titled "Colours". The band describe the sound of the album as upbeat rock with a bit of a dance beat. It is scheduled for release nationwide some time in August and will be proceeded by the eye catchlingly titled single "Chocoate Coloured Gorgeous".

"You'll have to ask (bass player) Conleth about that one," laugh brothers Alan and Steve.

"It's probably best left to your imaginations," they swiftly add.

Having already received national airplay and seen two singles chart in the Irish Top 40 the band are hopeful the success will continue with the release of their debut album.

The band's latest single "Sometimes", can be downloaded by texting "music 2306" to 57501

Anyone wanting to check out the band will find them at Eamon Dorans on June 13.

The group will also be playing various venues around the country throughout the summmer months and hope to play the Knockanstock festival in Blessington in July. For further information on the band visit the website at www.reemotheband.com.

 
 
 

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