Bands to Watch #228: The Minutes

By on Thursday, 27th October 2011 at 11:00 am

Bored of the same old indie bands? You’re not the only one. Luckily there are a number of bands flying the flag for damning the indentikit indie scene to the deepest, darkest areas of hell especially reserved to crimes against ears. One of the up-and-coming groups who don’t adhere to the same old sound are Dublin’s the Minutes.

Having supported the likes of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and Supergrass, as well as an upcoming string of shows with Irish favourites Flogging Molly, the future is bright for the rock ‘n’ blues trio.


Since forming in the mid-noughties, the band have honed their sound and become a fantastically big sounding blues/rock group. Instrumentally in a similar vein to the Raconteurs, with Queens of the Stone Age-esque guitar sounds, The Minutes are one of the most interesting new bands no doubt coming to a venue near you.

The band’s new single ‘Black Keys’ keeps the same upbeat, catchy rhythm and interesting guitar hooks, mixed with Mark Austin’s powerful vocals. Released on the 7th of November, with their debut album ‘Marcata’ expected early next year, keep an eye on one of Ireland’s hottest exports.

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[…] Minutes have been gaining a lot of coverage as of late here at TGTF Towers, from their debut single release to a fantastic live performance, Dublin’s newest blues-rock trio are gathering speed and […]

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