All four members of the group played together for the first time in 2017, after nearly 10 years of working together across continents. The group are not reknowned for organising photo shoots.
Their 2012 debut album Grief Proof Pauper
was the culmination of 4 years of jamming. They uniquely put the finishing touches to the material from multiple continents after Brian emigrated to Australia.
All music for their 2014 album Departures
was conceived/improvised and recorded in Ireland on 2nd March 2013.
From 2015 the group focused on releasing singles. 2015's Fishbowl
was created from an improvisational jam recorded in October 2014, and augmented with Dexter Gordon's timeless words. While discussing 2016's Doing Great
, Noam Chomsky was clear that it "sounds fine". Another recording from 2014, Retain
, finally made it to a release in 2016. The Reprise for Tidal Swarm
emerged in 2017 after sitting on the cutting room floor since 2013.
In May/June 2018 the group released 3 albums and a single to celebrate a decade of fun
The band members are Brian West (Vocals, Guitars), Brendan Tuite (Guitars, Keys, Programming, Vocals), James Jones (Bass, Keys) and Alan Maguire (Lead Guitar, Keys).
Additional players over the years have included Ian McTigue and Anthony Darby (Drums) and Cian O Cinnseala (guitar and vocals).