There’s no doubt that the Irish music scene is flourishing with remarkable fresh talent at the moment. Over the past few years we have seen various independent record labels such as The Richter Collective, Wingnut Records, Blue Stack Records and Rusted Rail spring up and fly the flag of some of the best new bands in Ireland.
Hard Working Class Heroes has been the showcase festival of Ireland’s most promising unsigned acts for the last ten years and with my hangover just about starting to abate I’m sticking down what were the top ten acts of the weekend (in no particular order). With 100 bands in 6 venues over the last three nights of the weekend my feet did not thank me. Ok here goes: