Introducing Director who release their debut single, "Reconnect" on April 24th through Atlantic Records.
Hailing from the Dublin village of Malahide, the band make meticulously crafted pop brimming with pointed hooks and astute instrumentation that simmers to perfection under the distinct vocals of songwriter Moloney. Taking their musical cues from their early encounters with the classic songwriting of The Beatles, Steely Dan and Randy Newman, Director cite Beck, Grandaddy, Muse and The Strokes, as some of their modern day influences.
Director's music is pop simplicity at its best: boisterous energy mixed with melodic sensibility. "Music is meant to excite people, it's there for people to enjoy. That's what we try to focus on" notes Aherne.
Director's DIY ethos has moved them to produce "Reconnect" and the accompanying self-written and co-directed video is further testament that Director are very much a band with the intelligence to affect control over their career. "We've always had an idea of what we want, and the plan hasn't changed. The Director album will be self-produced" adds Moloney.
"We take everything we do very seriously and any music which bears the name Director is the result of long hours of careful consideration" says bassist Rowan Averill. "Like anything, music requires development and you only make progress by putting in the time; but when you finally hit that magic combination the result seems effortless."
Director are Michael Moloney (Vocals/Guitars), Eoin Aherne (Guitars), Shea Lawlor (Drums) and Rowan Averill (Bass Guitar).
DATE ) VENUE
03/05/2006 Exeter - Cavern Club
04/05/2006 Aldershot - West End Centre
05/05/2006 Tunbridge Wells - Forum
06/05/2006 Harlow - The Square
08/05/2006 Oxford - Zodiac
10/05/2006 Dublin - YSI Festival *
11/05/2006 YORK UNI (label) *
12/05/2006 Dublin - Trinity ball *
14/05/2006 Edinburgh - venue tbc
15/05/2006 Glasgow - Barfly
16/05/2006 Carlisle - Brickyard
17/05/2006 Stockton - Georgian Theatre
18/05/2006 London – Barfly
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