Funeral Suits come from Dublin, Ireland and make rock music. Sometimes they make it dark, brooding, intense and monolithic. Sometimes they make it life affirming, surging and adrenalin charged. It's beauty and beast combined in schizophrenic glory and it's this duality which sets Funeral Suits apart.
Their debut album 'Lily Of The Valley' has been produced by Stephen Street, best known for his work with Blur and The Smiths. Just released by leading Irish independent label Model Citizen, the album is a spellbinding showcase of shadows and light.
Following a brace of well received limited edition EP's, the final band line up of Brian James, Mik McKeogh, Greg McCarthy and Dar Grant released their debut single 'Colour Fade' on London based Friends Vs. Records in 2011. Along with the follow up 'Health', the song enjoyed support from Zane Lowe, Steve Lamacq and Huw Stephens. Following support slots with Franz Ferdinand, Passion Pit, The Macabees and Local Natives, the band played SXSW, The Great Escape and Leeds / Reading in 2011, before signing with Model Citizen.
With three successful UK tours this year, 'Lily Of The Valley' has been warmly greeted by fans and critics alike. Recent single 'All Those Friendly People' with its stunning video, has enjoyed over one million views on YouTube. Current single 'Hands Down' has a thrilling sequel clip and can be picked up on very scarce Spanish 7" vinyl import. Radio support for the band continues to flourish at BBC Radio 1, XFM, BBC 6 Music, Q Radio, Absolute Radio and Amazing Radio. Meanwhile over in America, 'Colour Fade' is currently one of the most added tracks on the vast and influential US college radio network.