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Meryl Streek (IE)

"'x-ray eyed politically-outspoken Irish avantgarde punk’"

Bio provided by artist:
Meryl Streek’s 796 is the most incendiary and important punk rock album of the year and you need to hear it right now

Released on Venn Records (Bob VylanWitch Fever, Hi Vis), the independent label owned and managed by Gallows guitarist Laurent ‘Lags’ Barnard, the album is a searing, apoplectic state-of-the-Irish-nation-address calling out corrupt politicians, rapacious landlords, Catholic church child abuse atrocities, institutional whitewashing and the brutal daily indignities faced by marginalised communities in the wake of the death of the ‘Celtic Tiger’, offering an unflinching and fiercely articulate dissection of the human cost of spiralling problems with suicide, homelessness, mental health, organised crime and alcohol abuse in modern Ireland. 

Mixing electronic beats, TV news samples, punk rock guitar and spoken word vocals, it’s a raw, visceral and heart-wrenching debut, an often uncomfortable but utterly compelling listen, with vocals recorded “pretty much in one take” according to the 33-year-old Dubliner who’s the face, voice, heart, soul and conscience of Meryl Streek.

Bio provided by artist:
Meryl Streek's 796 is the most incendiary and important punk rock album of the year and you need to hear it right now

Released on Venn Records (Bob VylanWitch Fever, Hi Vis), the independent label owned and managed by Gallows guitarist Laurent 'Lags' Barnard, the album is a searing, apoplectic state-of-the-Irish-nation-address calling out corrupt politicians, rapacious landlords, Catholic church child abuse atrocities, institutional whitewashing and the brutal daily indignities faced by marginalised communities in the wake of the death of the 'Celtic Tiger', offering an unflinching and fiercely articulate dissection of the human cost of spiralling problems with suicide, homelessness, mental health, organised crime and alcohol abuse in modern Ireland.

Mixing electronic beats, TV news samples, punk rock guitar and spoken word vocals, it's a raw, visceral and heart-wrenching debut, an often uncomfortable but utterly compelling listen, with vocals recorded "pretty much in one take" according to the 33-year-old Dubliner who's the face, voice, heart, soul and conscience of Meryl Streek.




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