Ten Past Seven
Emerging from the primordial bogs of Kerry in 2002, Ten Past Seven have charted their own unique journey through the math rock/bog prog/alternative music scene ever since.
Their second full length record ‘Long Live the Bogwalrus’ was released in 2020, through Art For Blind Records. Recorded by John “Spud” Murphy and Ian Chestnutt in Guerrilla Studios, the album features guest vocals by Landless, fiddle by Lankum’s Cormac MacDiarmada and hollers from sources too numerous to mention here but suffice to say the list includes a dog.
Over the years Ten Past Seven have become known for their energetic live shows and for the detail and craft injected not only into their tunes but also their physical releases. Starting in 2003 with a hand folded and glued EP, followed in 2006 by their debut album released on Out On A Limb Records. The tongue in cheek title ‘Shut Up Your Face’ earned the band a question in the Irish edition of Trivial Pursuit.
“Few live experiences come close to matching Ten Past Seven in full flight… Ten Past Seven succeed in kicking out more exhilarating jams than the vast majority of their peers”
-The Ticket (Irish Times)
The band climbed Carrauntoohil with Cork band Los Langeros,played a gig at the summit to a scattering of bewildered hikers and one slightly annoyed mountain goat. ‘Bothar Buí, featured vocals from Katie Kim and included remixed tracks from Toby Kaar, Laura Sheeran, Kevin Blake and Molotov Ape. After a successful crowdfunding campaign in 2011, Ten Past Seven travelled to France to record another EP with Dave Odlum in the famous Black Box Studios.
“Writhing bass grooves and galloping drum frenzies invoke the gravelly golden era of Ireland’s mid-00s math rock scene, while distorted clouds of reverb and melody will make you crave the cathartic noise of a proper live show.”
In 2016, Uncle Dad, The Soft Cat and LewPain decided to form a band, use three practices to get a set together and play their first gig, a fundraiser for their practice room in a Dublin railway arch.
Since then, Shifting have busied themselves by blasting out energetic, pulverising shows around Ireland, UK and France. Twisting and molding their wide range of influences, from the likes of My Disco and Death Grips to the Pixies and Part Chimp into a sound that is all their own, Shifting jump from one mood to another with a bitter and unsettling humour.
“Unquestionably the record of the year!” “Shifting don’t only demonstrate their originality, they also have unparalleled mastery and know-how”
From lyrical squalid horrors inspired by serial killers, to mundane and banal situations pushed so far they become absurd. Effortless and sensual, their music will not only move you…… but shift you. will be releasing their debut album It Was Good, which was recorded in Guerrilla Studios in Dublin with local legends John “Spud” Murphy and Ian Chestnutt at the helm.
This event is supported by Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media and Kerry County Council through the Local Live Performance Programming Scheme.