Published on May 19th, 2011 | by Lisa McInerney3
I chose this title coz it sounds like “Legs Eleven”. Although the Fred EP was released in 2000, so that would make Fred eleven, too. THAT’S SO CLEVER!
So yeah, from latest album Leaving My Empire, this is Eleven, the new single by Cork legends and all-round funky divils Fred.
Check out that approaching-epic refrain! Both song and video are rather fantastic, and that this is Irish should reassure you that there are tight, alternative offerings out there in the great green yonder and put you in a deadly mood indeed. Eleven puts me in mind of Foals’ “Blue Blood”, both in vibe and video concept, except the kids in this one get a standing ovation and aren’t creepy little asshats wearing shirts too big for them.
Youse can catch Fred this summer (and I recommend that you do) as follows:
Fri 20th May Waterford – Forum Theatre
Sat 21st May Cork – Cork Opera House
Sun 22nd May Cork – The Pavilion
Thurs 26th May Galway – Town Hall Theatre
Fri 27th May Limerick – Belltable Theatre
Wed 1st June Wexford – Wexford Arts Centre
Thurs 2nd June Dundalk – The Spirit Store
Fri 3rd June Monaghan – Flat Lake Festival
Sun 5th June Skibbereen – Cork X South West
Sun 26th June Bundoran Sea Sessions
Leaving My Empire is available now.