NOT ON BLOWTORCH BUT WE LOVE 'EM 

Irish shoegaze band NewDad

NewDad are a four piece Irish shoegaze band from Galway comprised of Julie, Sean, Fiachra and Áindle. They have a fine line in woozy dreamcore and as they say "our sound is a reflection of our personality: fun, easy going and desperately trying to sound cooler than we are." They've supported Turnstiles and their band photo was taken by friend of Blowtorch Enda Burke.  

The Clockworks comprise James McGregor on vocals/guitar, Sean Connelly on guitar, Damian Greaney on drums and Tom Freeman on bass. Originally from Galway, they decamped to London where they were promptly signed by Alan McGee's Creation23 label. They have an intense, angular, Irish post punk sound with snarling kitchen-sink lyrics. They have released a scorching series of singles starting with 'Bills and Pills' up to their latest "Enough is Never Enough'.

Irish post punk band The Clockworks
Galway band Slyrydes

Slyrydes are a four piece noise outfit from Galway in Ireland. The lineup is Fuz Reilly on bass, Mark Comer lead guitar, Marc Raftery vocals and Paul Clarke on the drum stool. They released their first five singles between March 2019 and March 2020. They collected much critical acclaim nationwide and in the UK. Against many odds Slyrydes managed to write and record their debut album What happens if you get happy in 2020.