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).

Tonight (below) is the new single by Death In The Sickroom. It will be released on 4th July on Reekus Records.
The video was directed and edited by Gansee Films.

Tonight is the lead single from their forthcoming Brick To The Face EP, due out in August.

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

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Death In The Sickroom releases
Brick To The Face

Brick To The Face (EP)

Live Dates

  • 16/08/14 Death in the Sickroom EP LAUNCH 16th August Bello Bar
    Death in the Sickroom will be releasing their debut EP 'Brick to the face' in Bello Bar (1 Portobello Harbour, Dublin 8... Used to be called The Lower Deck) on the 16th of August. The lads have been working towards this moment for the last few months and are all really exited to get the EP to your ears! Support on the night comes from the very talented I Am Niamh. Admission is a measly €5.
  • 04/08/14 Death in the Sickroom play the Rock and Roll Marathon
    Death in the Sickroom are playing mile 3 of the Marathon! That means that you should definitely make it this far! All band info here: http://rnr-ie.compgroup.netdna-cdn.com/files/2012/08/2014-Bands-on-the-Course-FINAL.pdf
  • 03/08/14 Death in the Sickroom headline the Workmans Club August 3rd
    Death in the Sickroom are headlining The Workmans Club on Sunday the 3rd of August on top of a hugely impressive bill. The Boxing Plot, Sissy and the Choir Invisible all play on the night which has surely got to be one of the bills of the year! Best of all, It is FREE IN! Doors are 8pm and Karaoke is on afterwards!
  • 19/06/14 Death in the Sickroom play Whelans (main room) W/The Statics
    Death in the Sickroom are happy to announce that they will be supporting The Statics in Whelans main venue on Thursday the 19th of June. They are even happier to announce that this gig is FREE IN! Doors are 8.30 and Death in the Sickroom are on at 9!
  • 14/06/14 Death in the Sickroom play 4 Dame Lane for Youbloom festival
    Death in the Sickroom will play their very first gig in 4 Dame Lane as part of the Youbloom festival 2014 on Saturday 14th June! The gig will be FREE and doors open at 8pm. Other bands on the night include I'm Your Vinyl, The Cave (Singapore), Adari (Czech Republic) and Audio Fires (hotly tipped band from Kilkenny)
  • 13/06/14 Death in the Sickroom play Upstairs in Whelans - Friday 13th
    Death in the Sickroom will share the stage with friends and all around great band The Revellions upstairs in Whelans on Friday the 13th! The gig starts at 8pm!! https://www.facebook.com/events/700395246688021/?fref=ts
  • 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: https://www.facebook.com/events/586697851385574/ 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 entertainment.ie
  • 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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