After one listen, its melodic layers spooky atmospherics and straight-down-the-line harmonies make you yearn to hear more...one to add to your must-see list for 2010." Jim Carroll THE IRISH TIMES. A majestic name for an imperious band. Hailing from Waterford O Emperor have orchestrated a multi layered multi faceted sound that betrays their tender years and that with one giant leap puts them at the forefront of our brightest talent.
O Emperors single 'Po' was named SINGLE OF THE FORTNIGHT in Hot Press Magazine nothing short of genius. The single reached number 1 on the downloadmusic.ie chart. Self produced impeccably arranged and immaculately performed O EMPEROR create a multi-layered multi-faceted sound with lyrics evoking childhood fears and adult frustrations; "PO" proves O EMPEROR have a genuine streak of originality and self awareness that manifests itself in this stunning debut release. "PO" ploughs a supremely confident furrow between classic American harmonic pop and the best of British alternative music since the 80's.
The band have recently made two TV appearances, performing "Po" on The View on RTE1 and "Don't Mind Me" on When Under Ether for RTE2. The band will be appearing on the next series of Other Voices, also on RTE.
O Emperor proved to be a stand-out success at the Hard Working Class Heroes festival in Dublin October 2009. They performed 4 songs for a 2FM Session in October 2009 and headlined the Hot Press New Bands Stage at OXEGEN 2009. The band were also a finalist of the Williamsburg Live Song Contest NYC 08 and winners of the National Student Music Award 07.
O Emperor are: Paul Savage - Vox+Guitar, Alan Comerford - Guitar, Phil Christie - Vox+Keys, Richie Walsh - Bass, Brendan Fennessy - Drums.
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