WE are always on the look-out for new bands emerging from the bustling Limerick music scene, and one to come across our radar in recent times is four-piece Going 90.
Described as akin to something like Two Door Cinema Club and The Editors “being involved in a fender bender”, the fledgling outfit were formed in late 2012 by brothers Niall and Ollie Phillips, quickly followed by the addition of Marty Ryan and Andrew Franks.
They have already played support to the likes of Fight Like Apes, The Riptide Movement and The Cast of Cheers and released debut EP Quick Sale in June 2013 after, impressively, building their own recording studio and producing the EP themselves.
In January of this year Going 90 decamped to Manor Park Studios in Belfast to record single Kings Among Men with producer Neal Calderwood.
That track - which we think is faintly evocative of Irish bands Director or The Flaws by way of the Foo Fighters - became the title of Going 90’s new five-track EP, which they are launching with a gig in Dolan’s Upstairs this Friday night.
The band say they make “music with that is laced with integrity, genuine emotion and a sound so huge that it will get your pulse racing”.
This is a band that are going places, take it from us.
Going 90 play this Friday in Dolan’s. See www.going90.bandcamp.com for more