Johnny Brenda's Presents


Ages 21 and up
Tuesday, July 16
Doors: 7pm

*All events are 21+ valid ID required for entry*

7 PM – Doors
8 PM – Show

From their inception Cola have expanded on the d.i.y. ethic of the Dischord and SST eras, creating potent sounds from a minimal palette of drums/bass/guitar and lacing their songs with winsome one-liners and societal commentary. What’s another word for commentary? Gloss, apparently. Never basic, the lyrics reward repeated listening for deeper meanings. David Berman’s poetry-via-garage light pennings are an inspiration, as equally so are the lighter side of UK first-wave New Wave and the Dunedin sound. The results are in the pudding: at times sparse and poetic, at others a thrilling, hook-laden good time, as with the cheeky romantic sketch of a one-night stand that is so overflowing with innuendo-cum-journalism talk that it almost teeters over into self-parody. It’s an album bursting with energy and wit and ideas–filled to the margins.

Based in Dublin, Cork, Belfast, and London, the Irish intersectional feminist four piece have gained a reputation for their engaging and invigorating live shows. Signed to Merge off an electric SXSW set, M(h)aol re-issued their debut album Attachment Styles and now return with their first release as a four piece. The song “Pursuit” “ is built out of frustration that has accumulated over the past 30 years of being a woman in public,” says drummer Constance Keane. 
Consisting of Constance Keane (She/Her), Jamie Hyland (She/Her), Zoë Greenway (She/Her), and Sean Nolan (He/Him), Attachment Styles is about social connection, queerness and healing where the listener goes on a journey. Upon its release, Attachment Styles received 4* reviews from both Arena on RTÉ Radio 1 and The Guardian, was profiled by Rolling Stone UK, received 8/10 from Hot Press, and the band were featured on the cover of The Thin Air.

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