Death In The Sickroom

Death In The Sickroom

Death In The Sickroom, the most recent addition to the Reekus Records roster, are a four-piece band from Dublin who play a superb brand of 12-string jangle pop.

Formed in mid-2012, they’ve been making quite a name for themselves on the capital’s live music circuit: “They have a sound unlike any other band around at the moment. Really worth seeing live if you get the opportunity” (Barry Gruff).

Nineteen-year-old Mark Heffernan’s lyrical content is reminiscent of the beautifully inspiring kitchen-sink romanticism of Suede, The Smiths and Pulp, combining themes of sex, violence and isolation with infectiously catchy melodies and well-crafted tunes.

The lyrical maturity and songwriting ability, evident in songs like Tonight and Brick to the Face, certainly belies their young years - the former was described as “the sparkling indie brilliance of Echo & The Bunnymen at their very best” (Barry Gruff).

Others wrote how Death In The Sickroom “offer up some excellently crafted jangle-pop” (Trevor Meyer: Blahblahblah Science) and are a “a cross between Echo & The Bunnymen , The Cure and The Smiths! Sweet moving songs with delicious dancing parts and wonderful harmonies. The melodies are so beautiful that your heart will be totally charmed! Makes me feel good and happy!” (The HC/Punk Demo Tapes Archive). Goldenplec also thought they were “hugely enjoyable” at Hard Working Class Heroes (David Dooley).

Give ‘em a listen on either their Breaking Tunes and Bandcamp pages and see for yourself why they’re one of the most promising acts around.

Death In The Sickroom are:

Mark Heffernan- Guitar & Vocals
Eoghan Keane- Bass & Vocals
Devin Griffin- Guitar
Craig Dillon- Drums & Vocals


Death In The Sickroom releases

Live Dates

  • 08/02/14 Death in the Sickroom play Retro Revival W/GANGS 08/03/14
    Death in the Sickroom will return to play their first Retro Revival of the year with the very talented Dublin band Gangs. Also playing on the night will be Thieves and Choir Invisible so be sure to get down early as these bands are ready to blow the roof off Sweeneys! Venue: Sweeneys (Dame Street) - Doors 9pm and only €5 in!
  • 08/01/14 Death in the Sickroom play The Midnight Hour on the 16th January.
    Death in the sickroom will be taking centre stage in Whelans upstairs on the 16th of January. Things kick off at 11.45PM and there will be a great line up to keep yu entertained. Wild Promises and the Sour Seeds will also be taking the stage on the night. Check out the gig and the bands here: FREE IN!
  • 31/12/13 Death in The Sickroom play NYE In The City
    Death in the Sickroom will be joining Buffalo Sunn (who play in Kaph at 12.25) in playing FMC's 'NYE in the City' this year. They will play in the Church venue(Jervis St, Dublin 1) at 14.05 sharp so be on time to catch their performance. As usual there is a musical trail going on all day so try and make it early and you will have a great day of free gigs!!
  • 01/12/13 Death in the Sickroom play Saucy Sundays December 1st
    Death in the Sickroom are set to play Saucy Sunday's in the Grand Social on the 1st of December. The acts to play along side them are yet to be announced but as soon as we find out, we will update it here. Doors are at 5PM and admission is FREE as always. Saucy Sundays is promoted as the perfect hangover session. We think its much more! A bucket load of great live bands, cheap pints and loads of sound people is turning Saucy Sundays into a Dublin institution. Having just celebrated their 3rd Birthday last weekend, we hope this event continues to put on great music for as long as they can!
  • 29/11/13 Death in the Sickroom play Siteation W/The North Sea
    Death in the Sickroom will play in Siteation on Capel Street with the very talented The North Sea on the 29th of November. This is a BYOB (Bring your own booze) gig and admission will be €10 at the door. Doors are at 8pm and Garr Cleary will also be playing on the night. Three great bands and BYOB means that you can make it a budget night out in town while being entertained to the max!
  • 02/11/13 Death in the Sickroom play Retro Revival November 2nd
    Death in the Sickroom will be performing at the Saturday, November 2nd edition of Retro Revival in Sweeney Mongrels, Dame Street. Other acts on the night include The Fallen Rule, The North Sea and Waco. A great night of music, all for only €5. Doors open at 9PM!
  • 04/10/13 Death in the Sickroom play HWCH in Bad Bobs
    Death in the Sickroom will grace the stage of Bad Bobs (Formally the Purty Kitchen) for Hard Working Class Heroes 2013. They will play at 9.20 on friday the 4th of October! This will be their first HWCH show so be sure to show these talented young lads your support!
  • 23/08/13 Death in the Sickroom for HWCH
    Death in the Sickroom picked for Hard Working Class Heroes festival 2013 between the 3rd and 5th of October. Tickets at
  • 22/02/13 Death in the Sickroom play the New Music night in Whelans on Tuesday next, the 26th. 5er in!
    Death in the Sickroom play the New Music night in Whelans on Tuesday next.
  • 07/02/13 Catch Death in the Sickroom this Sat the 9th of Feb live in Sweeneys! Music from 9pm. 5er in
    Catch Death in the Sickroom this Sat the 9th of Feb live in Sweeneys! Music from 9pm. 5er in. They will play as part of the monthly Retro Revival Gig.
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