Now playing regular headliners after they sold out their first headline show in Whelan’s, The Klares are a four piece indie rock band based in Dublin. They've been together since 2011. Andy Burke (vocals and rhythm guitar), Jordan Lawless (bass), Eoin O'Shea (lead guitar) and Cormac Sheridan (drums and backing vocals) finished school this summer and have managed to get their parents' approval to pursue music full-time.
The Klares released two EPs while they were still at school and won the Schools Award at Big Break 2015. With their Leaving Cert completed, ‘Black Huarache’ is the follow up to ‘Sparks Alone’ which was released earlier this year. If you're a fan of Catfish And The Bottlemen or early Arctic Monkeys, then you'll love this. Singer and frontman Andy Burke is influenced by Van McCann, Alex Turner, and Jake Bugg. His voice is strong and his confident, full-on delivery belies his tender years.
‘Black Huarache’ is characterised by single note riffing and rapid downstrokes. The opening barrage of guitars eventually coalesces in to a classic rock riff a la The Hives 'Main Offender'. Instruments drop out of the mix here and there, and the song breaks down after the second chorus and a guitar solo over an offbeat reggae beat, before a double time outro. The high energy delivery and assuredness of the collective performance make ‘Black Huarache’ an addictive single and leave the listener hungry for more.
Black Huarache is available from amazon.