Microdisney

Perform The Clock Comes Down the Stairs

Train tracks sans Terence Blanchard

The cult Cork band reconvene after some 30 years for a performance of their seminal album The Clock Comes Down the Stairs and more from their short but significant career.

Microdisney’s 1985 record takes the listener on a dark journey through emigrant London and stands up as one of the finest Irish albums of modern times. Released on Rough Trade, The Clock Comes Down the Stairs is dark, acerbic and witty, yet swathed in lush pop melodies and adorned by distinctive crooning vocals.

Described by John Peel as ‘the iron fist in a velvet glove’, Microdisney are defined by Cathal Coughlan’s bitingly articulate lyricism and Sean O’Hagan’s sweet but unabashed Pop arrangements, marking them as a band of fierce intelligence.

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£15 (subject to availability)

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‘With Sean O'Hagan's bewitching sophisti-pop arrangements and Cathal Coughlan's keenly observed, and frequently acerbic lyrics, the pair were a formidable songwriting duo‘

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album cover of microdisney's album The Clock Comes Down the Stairs

Listen: Microdisney - The Clock Comes Down the Stairs

Listen to Microdisney's 'The Clock Comes Down the Stairs', the album they'll be playing at our gig.

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