Chill out at the Freezer Sessions this weekend in Limerick

Alan Owens

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Alan Owens

THE Jägermeister Freezer Sessions - held in association with Hot Press magazine - are back and are bringing a seriously cool line-up to Dolan’s Warehouse this Saturday.

THE Jägermeister Freezer Sessions - held in association with Hot Press magazine - are back and are bringing a seriously cool line-up to Dolan’s Warehouse this Saturday.

Local rockers Fox Jaw Bounty Hunters, who have just released the excellent debut album ‘The Devil in Music’, will open for Dublin bands The Minutes, Royseven and Fight Like Apes at the free gig.

The Hot Press backed Freezer Sessions are on their third trip to Limerick in recent times, with the aim of the event to “showcase Ireland’s most exciting music talent at Ireland’s top venues”, and Limerick is among just Cork, Waterford and Dundalk hosting gigs outside the capital. Local bands Last Days of Death Country and Walter Mitty and the Realists have previously appeared on the line-up.

Hot Press guru Stuart Clark, who lived in Limerick many years ago, told the Leader of the last Freezer Sessions tour was that the aim of the regular showcases was to “pick out four really good, intimate venues with great sound - places where bands get looked after. Bands routinely pick out Dolan’s, so that is why Limerick was on the schedule straight away”.

“I think it is important to get around the country, one of the things that used to bug me when I was living down in Limerick was how Dublin-centric things can be,” explained the Hot Press assisstant editor, formerly with the now defunct Limerick Echo and Radio Limerick, as it was.

Pop-punk-rockers Fight Like Apes will be no strangers to a Limerick audience, having toured here regularly over the years, and their frenetic show has always proved popular in these parts. Joining the ‘Apes are Dublin trio The Minutes, relative newcomers to a local audience, but stalwarts on the Irish scene after a five year stint that has seen them support The Strokes and Supergrass, while their recently released indie-rock debut offering, ‘Marcata’, has already been held up as one of the records of this year.

Finally, completing the bill are pop-rockers Royseven, currently flavour of the month with day-time radio, who released their sophmore album ‘You Say, We Say’ earlier this year, the follow-up to raptourously received ‘The Art of Insincerity’. The follow-up contained the hit ‘We Should Be Lovers’, which has been booming from radio speakers for the past few months, and has seen the Paul Walsh-led band move to the top of the pecking order in the Irish music scene with some style.

The Jägermeister Freezer Sessions take place in Dolan’s Warehouse this Saturday night, and free tickets are available from www.hotpress.com/freezersessions.