Published on November 13th, 2009 | by Darren Byrne3
Lucy Opus and The Dirty 9s
I first saw The Dirty 9s a few weeks ago in Greystones Theatre. The band was playing support so I hadn’t planned on paying much attention. However, I didn’t have a choice. As soon as I heard the voice of lead singer, I was gripped. Their debut single Lucy Opus is released today, on Friday 13th, lucky for us. It’s taken from their debut album Stop Screaming, Start Dreaming, produced by Greg Haver (Manic Street Preachers, Super Furry Animals).
Named after the less than flattering nickname given to their local bus service, the 39 (“where even breathing upstairs on it can get you stoned!”), the Dublin five piece first came to the public’s attention when they won the €10,000 grand prize on Deis Roc, a music competition for unsigned bands which aired on TG4 . They used the money to record their debut album Stop Screaming, Start Dreaming which will be released in early 2010. I, for one, am looking forward to it.