Genre: Rock, Indie Rock, Melodic Rock
Soundproof are a high energy melodic rock band from North Dublin, Ireland. Formed in 2006 by 3 brothers, Stephen, Chris and Neil O’Donoghue. They began writing creative melodies full of harmonies and catchy choruses in what they thought at the time was a “Soundproof” shed…it wasn’t. Ronan Power later filled the role as bassist and the ensemble was complete.
Since setting up,Soundproof have been playing gigs all around Dublin in venues such as Whelan’s, The Button Factory, The Village, and The Academy. In autumn 2009, Soundproof released their debut EP titled “Shoot Me”. The EP gained huge recognition for the band on the Dublin scene.
In May 2010, Soundproof went on to release their first single “Only By The Night” in Nutshead studios peaking at number 44 in the Irish charts without any airplay, management or advertising. The song also received reviews from Heineken Music and Hot Press Magazine.
(Celina Murphy - Hotpress)
“Dublin foursome Soundproof have been knocking about for a while now, thrilling music lovers on the Northside of the city with their winding, Doors-esque mega-riffs. ‘Only By The Night’ is seriously catchy stuff, helped in no small part by Neil O’Donoghue’s fearless indie growl.”
Both Shoot Me and Only By the Night received radio play on radio stations nationwide after their releases.
The success of “Only By The Night” secured Soundproof a slot at No Place Like Dome Music Festival in June 2010 and was picked up by a Canadian TV network in September. The song was chosen as the theme tune for a new adventure series titled “Best Trip Ever” which aired in Canada in November.
In early 2011 Soundproof got Long-listed for the Emerging talent Competiton to play at Glastonbury 2011.
(Review from Like Hot Cakes)
“Soundproof are a rock/indie band from Dublin who are masterful at a catchy tune that would not sound out of place opening the Pyramid Stage. They remind me a lot of the Subways.”
Currently gigging around Dublin Soundproof are set to release they’re second single early summer 2011. To see what Soundproof are currently doing see they’re Facebook page www.facebook.com/soundproofofficial1