Oh Boland are a garage rock trio – Niall Murphy, Éanna Mac Donnchadha and Simon McDonagh – from Tuam, Co. Galway.
Since first catching our attention with 2013 EPs Oh! & Ho!, Oh Boland have steadily and consistently proven their brilliance (and gradually become one of my favourite acts on the planet). Their latest single, ‘Where’s The Beach?’ is a rumbustious, ragged and rough-around-the-edges, blast of lo-fi garage-rock. Although it trashes, screeches and rumbles along, it is supremely catchy and continues the trend of brilliance set out from day one. That, and it reminds us that bands of this ilk are relatively scarce commodity in Ireland and rarely are they so brilliant, and why we need an album from Oh Boland HQ sooner rather than later.
‘Where’s The Beach?’ is taken from an upcoming cassette, to be released on Dublin’s Little L Records and was recorded with Liam Day, in his home studio, with the accompanying video, coming courtesy of my pal and all round good guy, Stephen Connelly.
You can check out ‘Where’s The Beach?’ and it’s superb video below. You can also check out their GruffWuff inclusion – ‘White Boy’ – of which you can download the full 19-track compilation here, for FREE.