March 15 2010

Limited edition two track (double A side) single "Blind / Sister".

Back once again with another absolutely cracking AA single are The Brothers Movement. Blind / Sister is the 2nd single from the highly praised self titled debut album from late 2009. Both tracks highlight the more laidback side of the bands sound, but with lots of contrast between light and and dark, acoustic and electric, they burn with an energy and warmth missing from many of todays acts. Both tracks also sound and feel like top quality singles on their own let alone as a double A !!

Hailing from Dublin, The Brothers Movement formed in 2007 and in a short span of time have shared billing with established rock acts like The Jesus Mary Chain, MC5, Chemical Brothers, Doves and Sonic Youth. This double A-side single is a follow up to the band’s debut ’Standing Still’ which was single of the month in Ireland’s Hot Press. The band were featured live on John Kennedy’s Exposure on XFM, received an 8 / 10 in NME for their album and their fan base has rapidly been growing rapidly through sustained touring.

Upcoming Irish National TV appearances include Other Voices RTE 2 (airs March 10) & Coel ar an Imeall on TG4 (airs March 11th).


January 2008

Mainline are now "The Brothers Movement".

"Having already opened for Black Rebel Motorcylce Club and Jesus And Mary Chain this year excitement is building as those psychedelic rockers TBM prepare for the release of their much anticipated debut album. As an appetiser for things to come the first single to be taken from the album will be released at the end of October 08."


July 2007

SWEET JANE formed in Dublin last Autumn as a side-project involving members from Dublin's MAINLINE and Cherrybombs DJ Lydia Des Dolles. Their material cannot be purchased as yet, but a few tracks are available to download from their myspace page, which is one well worth the visit.

As a side-project which started out mainly as a bit of fun, they are currently not interested in selling any of the Sweet Jane material, though given all the positive feedback they are receiving at present, one would expect this to change. Meanwhile they are happily distributing EPs of their music free to those interested.


December 2005

Mainline play Crawdaddy plus special guest Sickboy on December 23. 9PM, 10euro.



September 25 2005

Mainline: "Next week we are hitting the UK for a short tour and will be playing a load of new songs that have been rocking the festivals and clubs we have played at this summer,

Kicking off in Belfast on the Friday night at David Holmes legendary club night, The New Left bank, we then take on ITC, Manchester for two shows, finishing off the short UK tour we headline a post ITC bash in the legendary Water rats venue, London on the Tuesday Oct 4th, Mainline will not be returning to the UK till early next year as they are studio bound, so check it out.. keep it lit...dates below:"



September 2005

Mainline plus guests play at The Water Rats on October 4 2005



September 12 2005

The limited 7" version of "Black Honey/Once More" on loog records is now sold out and deleted, due to demand the re-release of the black honey remix package featuring mixes from who made who and leo pearson is today.

Pinnacle are handling the UK and Europe and plant records are doing North America and Canada. Mainline are live this Saturday at crawdaddy in Dublin, live dates for winter 2005 to follow shortly,


May 24 2005

Bud Rising presents:

Dead Combo (NYC, Live)
Mainline (Live)
Mighty Stef (Live)
and DJ sets from Humanzi, The Things, Jolene
Sunday June 5th
Voodoo - Doors 6pm, Free BBQ


May 6 2005

Hot Press: "Mainline put out a 12” on New York label Plant Records in late June featuring a remix by Who Made Who (who are signed to the DFA label) and another by a friend of the band, Leo (Pearson), who produced their first demos."


May 6 2005

Hot Press: "Dublin's hot-tipped black-clad sonic terrorists Mainline, launch their first assault on the dance floor next month with remixes of their awesome debut single 'Black Honey'."


April 28 2005

Mainline will support The Chemical Brothers alongside Sonic Youth at Marlay Park on August 19th 2005.


April 26 2005

Mainline have been added to the bill on the O2 Wireless Festival which takes place in Hyde Park, London on June 30th the band will play the Drowned In Sound stage.


New Live Dates:
April 21: Crawdaddy, Dublin w/ Absent Kid and The Immediate
May 1: Mainline DJ Set @ Spirit, Abbey St., Dublin (11PM)
May 13: Trinity Ball, Dublin

June 6: Mainline DJ Set, Voodoo Lounge, Dublin (11PM, Free)
June 7: The Ambassador, Dublin (supporting The La's) (7:30PM)
June 30: 02 Wireless Festival, Hyde Park, London (6PM)

July 9: Oxegen 2005, Punchestown, Co. Kildare
July 10: T In The Park, Glasgow (8PM)

Aug 19: Marlay Park, Dublin (6PM)


April 14 2005

Back in Dublin after a successful tour of the USA, Mainline will appear live at Crawdaddy next week.


March 17 2005

Mainline play SXSW Festival: Thursday, March 17 1:00 a.m., Soho Lounge (217 E 6th St).

"Mainline from Dublin, Ireland play dark and brooding rock and roll, their limited edition debut single “Black Honey” was featured in Brit rock bible Q ’s 50 essential tracks for 2005, received single of the fortnight in Ireland ’s Hot Press and NME love it. Released on Loog Records as a one off (Jan 31st), airplayed on UK and Irish radio and featured in the leading press – when you see them, you will want to hear more!"


February 3 2005

2FM broadcast Mainline 'Live From The Green Room Session': Lost Again, Black Honey, Healing Song, and Revolution.


January 28 2005

With their debut single finally hitting shelves this week, Mainline have confirmed live dates in Dublin and Limerick.

Mainline play a brace of Irish dates at Whelan's, Dublin (February 10) and Trinity Rooms, Limerick (11) before hotfooting it over to the States for a showcase tour, which includes two shows at the South By Southwest industryfest in Texas.

This week sees the Spiritualized and Mary Chain worshipping Dubs releasing their debut double A-sided single, 'Black Honey'/'Once More (Because Of You)' through Loog and airing a session of London's XFM.


January 13 2005

To coincide with the release of 'Black Honey' Mainline will play:

London's Camden Barfly on January 28 as part of a Queenz Of Noise club night
Headline show in Crawdaddy on Friday February 4 2005.

Vote for Mainline to be playlisted at XFM.


December 27 2004

The Walls, Mainline play in Whelan's, Dublin.


December 15 2004

Hot Press: Mainline to release single in January

Hot on the heels of their recent Ian Brown supports, psychedelic Dubliners Mainline make their recorded debut in January on Loog Records.

Run by former NME scribe James Oldum, the Polydor subsidiary has been delighted with the plays their double-A-sided 'Black Honey'/'Once More' single has been receiving on UK radio.

Among their most ardent supporters is BBC Radio 2's Bob Harris who, after giving 'Once More' its first spin, enthused: "From Dublin a really excellent dark and brooding band called Mainline. Of all the bands I've heard in the last few months these stand out the most. It's a really dynamic record – they sound terrific and I'm going to play this a lot."

At the moment it's only a one-off single deal, but with praise like that you can't imagine Loog wanting to let them go.

You can check Mainline out live on New Year's Eve when a DJ-ing David Holmes joins them for Auld Lang Syne duties in the Temple Bar Music Centre.


December 15 2004 "BLACK HONEY / ONCE MORE"

Dublin’s Mainline, release their debut single, Black Honey / Once More on Limited Edition 7” through Loog Records on Monday 31st January 2005.

Bobby Gillespie is a big fan of the band and they have been invited to play with The Bravery, as part of their London residency at London’s Metro, on 25th November. They also play the following shows in November and December:

Thu 25th London Metro (with The Bravery)
Fri 26th London Barfly
Sat 27th Dublin Whelan's

Wed 8th Dublin, Olympia Theatre
Thu 9th Dublin, Olympia Theatre
Sat 11th Derry, Nerve Centre
Sun 12th Belfast, Ulster hall
Tue 14th Carlow, The Foundry (DJ set)
Wed 15th Limerick, Dolan's Warehouse
Thu 16th Waterford, Ten

In their hometown of Dublin, they’re a cause celebre, a dark call to arms championed by public and press alike. Their gigs – a euphoric rush of lights, melody and white noise – are legendary, and have already seen them support such kindred spirits as Primal Scream and Death In Vegas. Before the end of the year, they’re due to head out on tour with Ian Brown.

It hasn’t always been so easy for them. Formed three years ago by a core of three brothers: Neil Paxton – voice/guitar, Daniel – drums and Conor – bass. They initially discovered that the way they look (like friends of Andy Warhols circa 1966) and the way they sound (a sweet mesh of Velvets, Spacemen 3 and Mary Chain riffs) didn’t sit too well with their hometown scene.

Press release posted on 29/11/04


September 28 2004

Hot Press: Mainline to join 22-20's in Dublin and Belfast

Just confirmed to play support for the 22-20's, Mainline are enjoying some major label attention. Plus: Derry band Red Organ Serpent Sound sign to Universal.

Mainline continue to win friends and influence A&R people when they open for 22-20's at the Hub, Dublin (October 29) and The Limelight, Belfast (30).

Formed in early 2001, the band comprises Mr. & Mrs. Paxton's boys Neil, Conor and Daniel, Scott Glennon, Patrick McHugh and Jeff McDonald.

Having spent the last couple of month's in Grouse Lodge Studios with U2 and Elvis Costello man Leo Pearson, it's no surprise that their hypnotic Spiritualized meet The Velvet Undergound grooves have been the subject of much major label scrutiny.

"Sony, Polydor, BMG and EMI have all had a look at them recently, and there have been a few publishing companies over too so there's plenty of interest," a Dublin-based A&R source tells "I'd be very surprised if, come the end of the year, they're not a signed band."

Definitely signing on the dotted line this are psychedelic Derry combo Red Organ Serpent Sound who've pledged their future to Universal imprint Vertigo. Which is bad news for 679 and Rough Trade who'd also tried to snap up the northerners.

"What attracted us to Vertigo," reveals manager Nick Davis, "is that they've a small, enthusiastic team who've already broken Razorlight this year and look like doing the same with Thirteen Senses and the band they signed prior to us, The Black Velvets."

Currently working on demos in their hometown Blast Furnace Studios, the band plan to release their debut single in January or February 2005 with an album following in the spring.

"The songs are all written and arranged," Davis continues, "so once we decide on a producer it should be all pretty straightforward. We've also got a few gigs lined up, which is going to make for a busy few months." These include visits to the Nerve Centre, Derry (October 21) and the Town & Country Club, Magherafelt (November 26).


September 18 2004

Mainline will play a special headline show at the village on Saturday
18th Sept, with guest DJ's Johnny Moy, Arveene, Nic and Eno AKA The Fade.

[Photos from the Village]

Doors: 21.00—03.00
€10 before 22.00 and €12 after.


July 20 2004

Mainline play:

July 20th The Red Box: Mainline support Primal Scream
July 23rd Crawdaddy: Mainline headline show with support from Invisible Armies

NOTE: The Crawdaddy show is free in so get there early to avoid
disappointment, doors open at 8pm.


July 5 2004

Mainline play the Temple Bar Music Centre on Monday 5th July.

Doors open: 7PM
Onstage: 9:50PM - 10:30PM
Admission is FREE ALL NIGHT!

Other bands playing are:


June 13 2004

The Lilys, Mainline, Soft Focus play in Whelan's, Dublin.


June 6 2004

Psychotic Reaction 3: Females Hercules, Mainline, Humanzie + DJ's Blondie Foxtrot, Jon Paul Da Fall at Eamonn Doran's, Temple Bar, Dublin.


May 1 2004

The Things, Mainline, The Mighty Stef at Red, Blessings, Cavan.


April 24 2004

The Things, Mainline at The High Stool, Limerick.


January 24 2004

Psychotic Reaction 2: The Things, The Hooks, Mainline at Eamonn Doran's, Dublin. DJ's are Jon Paul Da Fall Shane Walsh from The Subtonics, and The Things.


December 2003

The Things, Mainline at the Crown Bar, Wexford on December 5. Admission free.


November 2003

The Things, Mainline, The Mighty Stef at The Stables, Mullingar on November 22.


September 2003

The Things, Mainline, Stars Of The City at The Hub, Dublin on September 25.


June 2003

The Things, Mainline play in Whelan's, Dublin on June 26.


Summer 2003

CPU Records: "Summer 2003 seen The Mighty Stef write a big batch of new tunes so it was time to start recording. He spent many of the summer weeks in home of Ruairi Paxton from The Things banging out some beautifully lo fi garage recordings with the help of Robbie Brady of The Things and Daniel Paxton of Mainline on bass and drums."