The Poor Relation
19 Parnell Place, Cork City, Co Cork, 0000
WHO: Veteran Cork alternative rock four-piece Hope is Noise
WHAT: Premiere of documentary film and career-spanning live set
WHEN: Thursday October 12th @ 9pm
WHERE: The Poor Relation, Parnell Place, Cork City (€5)
WHY: Celebrating nearly two decades together in various guises
This is not a story of success. It’s the story of a band. It’s the story of four friends, together through thick and thin over nearly twenty years, and in many ways, of the scene that give rise to their existence and longevity.
“Hope is Noise”. From that one offhand, seemingly cryptic musing, came an unlikely spark, one that brought four childhood friends together and give them a singular purpose: music that moves you. Moves you to sing, to dance along, to get angry, to identify with it and get immersed in its world and muses.
The result is a sound that in places resonates with a more considered take on Husker Du & Foo Fighters’ knack for a tune, and burns with a rage comparable to Hot Snakes or At-the Drive In. It’s a seemingly odd dichotomy, but over the course of two E.P.s and four critically-acclaimed full-lengths), it’s one that has formed the basis of something very special indeed, keeping fans and critics alike, across a wide cross-section of genres, hanging on.