Turn on the valve in Lethean

POPULAR local rockers The Valves will be returning to Lethean this May bank holiday weekend when they return to the venue on Sunday May 6.

POPULAR local rockers The Valves will be returning to Lethean this May bank holiday weekend when they return to the venue on Sunday May 6.

Always crowd pleasers, the trio promise a night of songs that audiences will love, but not necessarily hear played live and loud too often. Their lively and energetic set is full of surprise tunes and will be the perfect way to celebrate the bank holiday weekend.

The Portlaoise trio play a mixed bag of covers with a quirky, energetic feel. Songs that shaped indie rock from the 50s to today including The Beatles, The Kinks,The Rolling Stones, Joy Division, Del Shannon, Pearl Jam, The Who, The Venturers,The Pixies, The Breeders, Arcade Fire, The Cure and Green Day.

The Valves are made up of three long time friends that share a love of alternative rock and indie music - Aidan O’ Reilly, Dick Duff and Terry Byrne. Terry recently enjoyed great success with his Burningboy EP, which was called The Dark Months. It received airplay from top DJs John Creedon and Dave Fanning, and attracted a lot of positive attention from the many music lovers in the town of Portlaoise.

The Valves take a simplistic, light hearted approach to the way they play so that the essence of the songs comes across with raw energy. For more information about the band or any of their upcoming gigs, visit them on Facebook, and check out Lethean on Facebook to see their listings and any upcoming events.