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The band are currently in the studio recording their next album to follow the critically & commercially successful “White Fox” and are absolutely delighted to be launching the as of yet titled long-player in one of Ireland’s most prestigious venues, Dublin’s Olympia Theatre.
“It is both an honour and a pleasure to be playing a gig at the Olympia. It's such an iconic venue, and over the years we have had a few chances to play there with Barretstown for example, but now we get to tackle it all on our own! It's very exciting to be playing our new music to people in this wonderful venue!” enthuses the band’s vocalist Niamh Farrell. “Over the years I have seen some of my favourite bands play in the Olympia and those gigs are always the ones I remember so hopefully we can create some great memories for others!"
Hailing from Kells, Hamsandwich have become one of the most endearing music acts in Ireland today producing a steady diet of pop-tinged melodic songs featuring the combination of Niamh Farrell's powerful yet sweet vocal and Podge McNamee's juxstaposing baritone thus giving the band its signature calling card. As their fan base continues to grow steadily as the band pushes the boundaries with their all hands on deck style of song writing, instrumentation, & arrangements, Hamsandwich are now regarded as one of the best drawing live acts in the country where the band's live shows have consistently garnered excellent reviews.
With their 2nd album "White Fox" regularly in the charts & their singles gaining regular radio play across the country, they are now considered one of the most enthralling Irish acts in recent times and have developed a well-earned reputation for their incindary live performances. If ever there was a band to feed off their audience it is Hamsandwich. Each show is bona fide celebration with everything from balloons and confetti to their unique crowd interaction on display. Recent years have seen them conquering some of Europe's top festivals, including Ireland's own Oxegen Festival and Electric Picnic as well as Spain's Benicassim Festival, the UK's Glastonbury festival, Leeds and Reading Festivals, Berlin's PopKomm, South-By-Southwest in Austin, Texas, and were featured in the Lisboa Irish festival in the Portuguese capital. Recently they performed with Mumford and Sons in Dublin’s Phoenix Park on the big stage at Slane Castle supporting Bon Jovi. With 2013 being the year of The Gathering, this year’s Discover Ireland TV and Radio campaign is soundtracked by the Hamsandwich song "Models", which was part of their set when they performed at the official launch in front of 10,000 people in Dublin's College Green to bring in the new year alongside of Imelda Maye, Bell-X1, and The Dubliners. Recently the band received an unexpected accolade when the Irish Times senior music journalist Tony Clayton-Lea included the band's second "White Fox" in his book "101 Irish Records You Must Hear Before You Die".