@The Workmans Club, Dublin – Tues 26th Jun 2013
In support to Simone Felice.
You, yes you! You missed out on an unbelievable night of raw talent at The Workmans Club. Simone Felice, American singer and band came to town supported by inspiring Dublin based HERM, an act that has been internationally accredited by Tom Waits for songwriting.
Herm, fronted by Kev Connolly, has many tales to tell through a sound that straddles a range of genres from neurotic indie rock, country rock and idiosyncratic pop, like a cross between Eels (minus the beard) and Nick Cave (Grinderman era). Catching HERM songs live it’s evident that something is going on here, something completely raw and authentic. Connelly’s vocal is a combination of Mark Oliver Everett and John McCrea’s singing style and he possesses powerful lyrical ability. His choice of band assistance is precision incarnate, selecting Bennie Reilly from well known Dublin act Little X’s For Eyes.