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SALTHOUSE
"One Eye Open" the Second Single from the Critically acclaimed album “Dream By Day”
~ Out Now on Hook Records www.salthousetheband.com

The Irish Times: 4 out of 5 stars
“The Thrills might dream about crafting songs as nuanced as these. Bliss.”

 
 

SALTHOUSE will be playing at the following venues around Ireland:


Wed 19th – The Brogue, Cork.

Thursday 20th – CrawDaddy, Dublin

Friday 21st – The Arts Centre, Wexford.

Thursday 27th – Roisin Dubh

Friday 28th – Dolans, Limerick

Sunday 30th – Curscin Lain, (The Vault)

SALTHOUSE return with the follow up to the critically aclaimed “Hanging By A Thread”, recorded in the seclusion of their studio beside Hook Head Lighthouse, Wexford. The Today FM’s 2003 “Witnness Rising” band winners emerged with an album already described by Leagues O’Toole on Pet Sounds as “fantastic, the sound of a band coming of age”. The Wexford-based band is made up of three brothers, Liam, George and Stephen Colfer and their cousin Niall Colfer.

In 2000 Salthouse came out of nowhere to release their first recording, the "Over Here EP", to much critical acclaim. The Dublin Event Guide said; "Salthouse are leading up to something truly inspired", while Dave Fanning posed the question; "are the Colfers the future of rock n' roll?"

Salthouse were nearly there. They could have joined many other bands fighting for gigs and record company attention, but instead decided to go a different route, confident they were ready to make a great album. They built a studio in Slade, Hook Head, Co. Wexford, and began their work that would eventually become "Hanging by a Thread".

Under the guiding beacon of the Hook Lighthouse, Salthouse had no restraints or city like constrictions, and were free to let their imaginations run wild. After six months they emerged with the album; (recorded twice, to ensure perfection) which definitely lived up to their early promise.


The diverse range of styles on their 2002 first album "Hanging by a Thread" is impressive, yet somehow all the songs seem to fit together to form an understated but beautiful work. The sound shifts effortlessly from the brooding louder songs such as the opener "In a Place", "Wasted" and "No Reflection", to quieter, introspective songs such as "So Long", "In Your Sights" and "Hanging by a Thread". Also what gives the album that extra edge are the funky and electronic tunes penned by Stephen Colfer that show Salthouse are a band with no notions of grandeur, just musicians making music for the love of it.

The Irish Times awarded "Hanging by a Thread" four stars, saying; "Salthouse have made an album exuding a real sense of purpose, Niall Colfer's songs are flush with hushed airy folksong radiance. Stephen Colfer offers inspired programming ideas from start to finish, with impeccable attention to detail and a track such as "Wasted" hovering on a groove like the heady motorik days of Stereolab."

Hot Press lauded "the band's literate lyrical approach and the broody intensity and intelligence the band bring to contemporary music. If Salthouse don't make a serious dent in the public's affections it won't be for any lack of talent or discipline."

Dave Fanning
“Are the Colfers (Salthouse) the future of rock n’ roll?”

The Voice
“Salthouse’s musical styling may contain an essence and beauty that our music scene has been searching for.”

In Dublin
“Simply gorgeous.”

For more information contact:
Stevo Berube at Berube Communications on (01) 476 3603 or 087 244 2695 stevo@berubecommunications.com

 
 
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The band is made up of the Colfer’s; brothers George (Drums & Percussion), Liam (Bass, Double Bass, Vocals, and Driving), and Stephen (Electric & Acoustic Guitars, Fender Rhodes, Piano, Synthesiser, Eco Keyboard, Glockenspiel, Vocals, Harmonica, and Programming). Their cousin Niall (Vocals, Electric & Acoustic Guitars, Piano, and Recorder) rounds out the line-up of one of Wexford’s finest exports.

In 2000 Salthouse came out of nowhere to release their first recording, the “Over Here EP”, to much critical acclaim. The Event Guide said; “Salthouse are leading up to something truly inspired”, while Dave Fanning posed the question; “are the Colfers the future of rock n’ roll?”

Salthouse were nearly there. They could have joined many other bands fighting for gigs and record company attention, but instead decided to go a different route, confident they were ready to make a great album. They built a studio in Slade, Hook Head, Co. Wexford, and began their work that would eventually become “Hanging by a Thread”.

Under the guiding beacon of the Hook Lighthouse, Salthouse had no restraints or city like constrictions, and were free to let their imaginations run wild. After six months they emerged with the album; (recorded twice, to ensure perfection) which definitely lived up to their early promise.

Leagues O’Toole of The Irish Times awarded “Hanging by a Thread” four stars, saying; “Salthouse have made an album exuding a real sense of purpose, Niall Colfer’s songs are flush with hushed airy folksong radiance. Stephen Colfer offers inspired programming ideas from start to finish, with impeccable attention to detail and a track such as “Wasted” hovering on a groove like the heady motorik days of Stereolab.”

Hot Press lauded “the band’s literate lyrical approach and the broody intensity and intelligence the band bring to contemporary music. If Salthouse don’t make a serious dent in the public’s affections it won’t be for any lack of talent or discipline.”

For more information / interview / Photos please contact:
Stevo Berube at Berube Communications on (01) 476 3603 or 087 244 2695 /
stevo@berubecommunications.com

 
 
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