I wasn’t able to give The Minutes a mention in my published review so I thought I would put something up here. Before sharing my opinions of their live set at Indiependence let me give you some background information about the band.
The Minutes are a three piece Dublin rock bank who got together back in 2006. They quickly built up a reputation and became a formidable force in the Dublin live music scene. They released their debut album, Marcata, last year and have since had the honor of sharing the stage with some rock n roll heavyweights including Foo Fighters and The Black Keys. Below are some of my notes from The Minutes live set at the Indiependence Music and Arts Festival.
The final day of the festival saw a huge surge in numbers. This was mostly down to the day ticket sales. The Minutes took to the main stage at 20:15 and by the time we arrived the crowd was already starting to fill up. The band quickly showed why they are the flag bearers for modern day Irish rock, by laying down some excellent tunes including both hit singles ‘Fleetwood’ and ‘Black Keys’. But they did seem a bit of detached from the crowd. The main stage seemed more like a waiting room, with The Minutes acting as the magazines which kept the crowd mildly entertained, as they waited for the headliners to grace the stage. This of course not the bands fault. They did well to entertain the pocket of fans who occupied the area in front of the stage. It was a pity that more people didn’t get into the spirit of things. Perhaps a Big Top slot, in the tent, would have suited the band better.
Unfortunately I have no photos from The Minutes set but below is the video for their single ‘Black Keys’ (Not to be confused with the American rock duo). Have a listen and be sure to let me know what you think of them.