Formed in 2017, Sheerbuzz is a Donegal-based alt-rock band made up of four long-time childhood friends, Lachlann Ó Fionnáin, Lughan Devenny, Adam Grady and Evan McGinty. Since moving away for college a few years back, gigs and releases have been few and far between. However, this summer, they’re back with two brand-new tracks and a short Irish tour to make up for lost time.
Since their last RCC headline in 2019, they’ve gathered some accolades few Donegal bands have managed to collect, such as being played on BBC 6 music multiple times by Steve Lamacq, having their first Dublin Headline, making their TV debut on BBC 1 NI on Ceol le Toal, and even hit the Australian rush hour Airwaves on Triple J radio.
Combining a love of 60s rock and blues, 80s glam rock and modern bedroom indie, Sheerbuzz has maintained a strong and growing following through word of mouth among college scenes around Ireland. Their new single, Talk To, set to release on the 30th of June, brings the band in a new, more atmospheric sonic direction, recorded in Valley Music Studios with Terry mc Ginty. Written during the 2nd lockdown of 2020, Talk To depicts the breakdown in communication that distance can bring to any relationship.
“We’re so excited to be back in the RCC, it’s an absolute pleasure to play on that stage, and we can’t wait to show everyone the full headline set we’ve been working on for the last few years. Hopefully, we’ll have a few surprises in there too.” Lughan Devenny.
Sligo born and raised, Callum’s artistic journey kicked off in earnest in 2021 following a move to Dublin. His debut EP LIVIN’ IN LIMBO is already a cult classic within the city’s burgeoning indie scene, having amassed over 30,000 streams to date.
Wall is known for his exciting live performances alongside his fellow Ganzy Collective members. Their sets spark influences from bands like The Smiths with their fast guitar riffs, bands like Fleetwood Mac with their sweet melodies, and artists like Neil Young and Bob Dylan with their emphasis on lyrical storytelling.
TRAMP’s fiery and cathartic, Donegal-accented performance combines earworm guitar riffs & drums, which keep you guessing with a raw, unrelenting voice. Tramp’s “timely lyrics” With their queer-punk sound is truly infectious, being shown love from the likes of ‘BBC Radio 1’s Introducing’ to Nialler9, DigWith It & Chordblossom. This bunch of north westIreland’s DIY, post-punk-inspired hallions are 2023’ssweet breath of fresh air you want to discover. Following their successful debut single; ‘Frankenstein’ (breaking through with over 30k streams before its one-year anniversary), headline UK tour & supporting The Undertones, General Fiasco, Cherym & TOUTS last year; this band is the name in everyone’s mouth.
“Tramp played like a band who understood their mission. They were in a hurry to achieve it. It’s going to be a compelling journey.”-Stuart Bailey, Belfast Telegraph, Feb 2023