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- Me, Myself, and I
DEBUT ALBUM THE MONKEY POLE AVAILABLE TO BUY IN STORES AND ONLINE NOW
itunes, 7digital, tunetribe etc.
AVAILABLE IN THE FOLLOWING STORES
HMV IRELAND (Nationwide)
GOLDEN DISCS (Nationwide)
S. HAYES & D.
ROXY RECORDS (Nationwide)
WHITE MR. TONY
XTRAVISION LTD (Wicklow store only)
IF YOUR LOCAL STORE ISNT STOCKING THE ALBUM ASK AT THE COUNTER - MOST STORES WILL BE MORE THAN HAPPY TO ORDER IT IN FOR YOU
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Hi there, we are just going to sign off for the year by thanking everyone for their support and kind words throughout 2007.
The reaction we have got from people who have heard the album has been fantastic and it really has made the whole process of getting an album into the shops worth while.
We'v also updated the 'manazo record label page' with a new bio ( its actually just part of the old bio from the myspace page but whos checking!) and we hope to stick up some photos from our most likely very messy christmas gigs.
Thats about it for now really so have a lovely christmas and once again, many thanks.
Almost forgot...........we'd like to thank The Star and The Independent for placing our album in their top ten Irish albums for 2007
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Hi there, its been a while since we'v blogged so we thought it was about time we filled you good people in on whats been happening of late.
First off, friday night we did the last gig of our tour to promote the album release.
A night which lasted well into saturday for most of the band!
We will however be doing a few more gigs coming up to Christmas time.
Also we'd like to appologise to anyone who was at the Delorentos gig in Galway expecting to see us but due to cirumstances beyond our control most of the band were still stuck in London! (long story).
We'd also like to thank the Delorentos for havng us in Cork and again our appologies to them for fucking up Galway.
Above all though we'd like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who came along to the shows and all those who purchased the album.
The response we'v got to the album has been fantastic and has really meant alot to everyone in the band.
All the best.
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TOTALLY DUBLIN MAGAZINE.
Reviewer: John Brereton
A five piece from county Wicklow, Hybrasil have been a familiar name on the gigging scene, imressing everyone on the way with their beat driven power pop.
However nothing that their live shows have offered so far can prepare one for the aural delight that their debute The Monkey Pole throws up, for this is without doubt one of the best albums from these shores in years.
There is a mastery at work here as repeat listenings to pop nuggets like We Got Music, God Bless The Devil, When I'm Yawning - I could actually list every song here - and the brilliant new single San Fran prove.
The key is the attention to detail.
Every track is littered with hooks, both subtle and sledgehammer but theres more.
It sounds great.
Produced by lead singer Spud and Pete Meighan the album cleverly draws ecletic elements from classic pop from the 60's to now, skimming off the creamy head of every genre, fucking it up and turning it into a tool, their tool.
One of the quieter moments on the album, Million Moments, illuminates their supreme grip on their craft as a soft ballad veers suddenly into anthemic arms-around-your-mates comedown pop by virtue of one of the best bass drum patterns commited to tape.
The influences are here for all to examine: Flaming Lips, The Cure, The Beatles, Stone Roses, Beck, Rolling Stones, every decade is represented in bold terms and while it's apparent that these boys know their music history, they never fall into pastiche preferring instead to let the music do the talking and boy does it talk.
Ideas pour from every verse, chorus and bridge forming one of the most perfect albums in years.
In one fell swoop Hybrasil have shot to the top of the heap that the Irish music industry flailing try to bolster with refuse.
Other bands may talk the talk but Hybrasil have knuckled down and produced the goods where it matters.
They Got Music.
SEPTEMBER 6TH EDITION
Hybrasil are probably one of Ireland's best kept secrets, which probably isn't good for them.
They won't be kept secret for much longer as their debut album is sure to get them noticed.
It may have taken the Wicklow boys four years and two EPs but it was worth the wait.
The Monkey Pole is full to the brim with stand out tracks and refuses to allow any duds into the mix.
It is clear Hybrasil have learned a lot from supporting such bands as Republic Of Loose, Idlewild and The Chalets.
As a result the album created is a refreshing mix of poptastic tunes, indie rock, and a bit of electronica for good measure.
It is hard to find fault with The Monkey Pole.
Hybrasil have done well to create an album that contains what are sure to be crowd pleasers.
It opens withan old favourite "We Got Music" from their EP of the same name and closes with one of the best song on the 11 track album- "Love Is In You".
The Monkey Pole is a mixture of all things good, with echoes of Ian Brown, John Lennon and the Gorillaz.
It's good to hear such fresh tunes from an Irish band.
Expect big things from these boys.
A big thanks goes out to www.musicreveiw.com for this one, cheers fellas!
This is a four piece band from Wicklow Ireland, The Monkey Pole is a eleven tracks of electronic indie rock melodies and superb vocal abilities.
"We got music" has a cool vibe leaks a bit like a happy Mondays tune but with a great rock vocal, this track will get your head moving in all directions.
"San fran" great intro with the vocals, the drums holds down a great hypnotic beat, sounds a bit like an early Blur tune but with one step better than them.
"Heads up" this tune has more of an 80" feel maybe it’s the strait disco beat on the drums or the progressive synth its unique ill say that.
"Getchoo" beat for beat note for note and word for word this tune has it all pure ambient with an indie twist.
"A million moments" not one of my favs on the album but great vocals this is more of a sut
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