Pranks are a two piece grunge rock band based in Dublin.
Micheal Sheil (Guitar and Vocals) and Gearoid Connaughton (Drums) have been steadily
climbing the ladder of the Irish music scene since releasing their debut self titled EP in June. They’ve played their riff driven
rock on stages at Hard Working Class Heroes and Whelans One’s to Watch festivals as well as headline and support shows in venues throughout the country.
In 2015, their love of big, fuzzy, noisy riffs brought them together to create Pranks…a minimalist supergroup.
Nialler9 named them as ‘New Artist of the Week’ and Thelastmixedtape.com‘s readers voted Pranks EP as one of the Top 20 of 2015
2016 has seen them sign to Minor Fall Records and release 2 singles ,’El Capitan’ and ‘Flares’, with more planned releases on the way!
“Showing that economy doesn’t necessary mean you can’t deliver a bludgeoningly loud rock show, Micheal Sheil and Gearoid Connaughton’s grunge-leaning rock music has the big riffs and metal chops of old. They sound like Manic Street Preachers’ James Dean Bradfield letting loose on a Queens of the Stone Age track. It’s old school stuff done well.”
– Nialler9’s New Artist of the Week-The Irish Times
“Pranks E.P. is pure post-grunge music. Filled with kinetic riff based energy and steeped in the bare-boned rock inflections of the genre, the record plunges straight into the murky depths of Pranks sound with total commitment.”
– Stephen White, The Last Mixed Tape
“Pranks debut EP evokes that giddy excitement of finding some brilliant new music that simply demands to be written about.”
Frank Hughes – Goldenplec