Raglans – Digging Holes

Raglans burst 2012 into life with the release of their superb self-titled debut EP at the beginning of the year.

The Wicklow four-piece are all set to release the follow-up EP, Long Live, on May 25th. The first offering from the release is ‘Digging Holes’, a tasty morsel which retains the blistering energy of the debut EP and continues their love affair with jangling guitars and infectious sing-along choruses. ‘Digging Holes’ it is accompanied by yet another eye catching video from Finn Keenan (remember ‘The Man From Glasgow‘?). Raglans might not be a name too many are familiar but that looks as though it could change sooner rather than later.

Check out the video and download ‘Digging Holes’ below. Raglans’ Long Live EP will be launched in Whelan’s, Dublin on May 25th.

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Free Music: Raglans EP | Toe-tappingly infectious Indie from Greystones

Four-man-Wicklow-ensemble Raglans were the first band to be featured on the blog in 2012 and rightfully so. Their lavish toe-tappingly infectious blend of indie, folk and punk is one of the catchiest sounds doing the rounds at the moment. 

We drop in on them again as they’ve generously made their self-titled debut EP available for free from bandcamp. The EP is lively, plucky and endearingly likeable indie, heavily indebted to the likes of The Rifles, The Coral and The La’s, it is brimming with a whirlwind of punchy vocals, guitar swaying twangynes and sing-a-long choruses.

Don’t just take my word for it, grab yourself a copy of the EP and watch out for Raglans throughout 2012 and beyond.

Download: Raglans – The Man From Glasgow

Introducing: Raglans

Raglans are Stephen Kelly, Rhos Horan, Conn O’ Runaidh and Liam Morrow from Greystones, Co Wicklow and formed into the four-man-ensemble during the summer of last year.

Through a variety of handclaps and guitar swaying twangynes infused with dashes of folk and punk, their’s is energetic, chipper and catchy indie channeling in parts The Rifles, The View, The Coral or The La’s. ‘The Man From Glasgow’ is delivered with a whirlwind of guitar riffs and punchy vocals while ‘Down’ displays a different and softer side preferring plucky acoustics and percussive instead. Their sound contains something new, something borrowed but blue, it certainly is not.

‘The Man From Glasgow’ (and it’s excellent video) is taken from their new 5-track EP, out January 21st, which is streaming on bandcamp now.

I would be very surprised if we don’t hear a lot from these guys over the next 12 months.

Download: Raglans – The Man From Glasgow

Download: Raglans – Down

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