The Grand Social, Dublin: 23rd February, 2019.
+ Very special guest, Average Joe
Doors 8pm | Over 18's | ID Required
New Single and support act announced for Why-Axis headline Dublin show.
Following on from the success of their previous release ‘Fly with me’, Why-Axis return with their new single ‘Turn Around’, linking up again with animator/director Elliot Ruddy to collaborate on the video they’ve had in the works for a long time. “I’ve had this track lined up since about February waiting to release it just needed the right visuals. We came up with the concept together and thought it would really suit the vibe we were going for. After about a month of shooting and editing we decided to animate it instead [laughs]. Working with the Illustrator was great, we both have a lot in common when it comes to work ethic and creation.”
Why-Axis - Turn Around (Live RTE Studio 8)
Having announced their biggest headline show to date, Why-Axis now release their support, inviting Average Joe to take the stage along-side them on Saturday February 23rd.
This will mark Average Joe's first Irish show. Having received high praise from the likes of NME, Clash, DIY, Line Best Of Fit, he looks to be the next big star from The UK. An affecting and immediately-arresting introduction, Average Joe takes the very ordinariness of everyday life – the mundanity, heartache, hard graft, and little victories – and twist it all into something transformative, and hopeful. Brooding front-man Joe was raised in Stoke-on-Trent, an ex-industrial area whose cultural heritage has slowly been eroded into a city sometimes known for little more than the birthplace of Robbie Williams.
Growing up, the escapist (yet seemingly unreachable) possibilities of music were made clear to Joe from an early age: his mum sang folk lullabies to him from the womb onwards, whilst his landlord Dad’s “working class attitude, yet aristocratic high standards” exposed Joe to classic, confessional storytellers such as John Martyn or Tom Waits. Joe felt emboldened to sign up for the school musical but – one scrappy year of bullying later – threw himself instead into the local post-punk scene, where his frustrations and fears were filtered into the idea of writing your own songs instead.
This is the biggest headline show to date for Why-Axis and it cant come around quick enough. Grab your tickets now while you can!