My father is a visual artist so I was surrounded by intriguing and strange art hanging from our walls since day one.
At around age 12 I took a trip to London to visit a penpal I had at the time. He introduced me to punk rock, skateboarding, and a world I had not previously seen staring out my window at cattle in county Limerick (which in retrospect was lovely). This spurred me into a world I felt comfortable in and soon after bought an electric guitar and started playing gigs around Ireland from age 14. And that’s still what I do.
I moved here to Cork when I was 18 after finishing school.
I longed for a city environment so I got a job and started a band almost immediately.
Altered Hours’ music takes on many forms, exploring vast psychedelic spaces, immediate post-punk tones, repetitive rhythms and propelling structures. Having previously released music with Anton Newcombe’s label A Recordings and Irish indie labels such as Art For Blind Records and Penske Recordings, the band have toured extensively across Europe over the past few years. Their discography to date has shown an ever evolving style, sometimes unpredictable yet always exciting. Live, they have become known for their intense and exhilarating performances.
The Good Room present the return of The Altered Hours to Live at St Luke’s, Cork, with special guests The Bonk, Friday, September 27 September. Tickets €20 are on sale now from uticket.ie