Merakindie is very proud to present a double header gig - Speakulativ Fiktion & Transmission Club at The Roundy, Cork on August 4th at 9pm. Entry is 5e.
Spek is a Cork based rapper and beat maker working in the doomy side of hip hop. He has performed on the Irish festival circuit and warmed up for interntaional heavyweights such as Danny Brown, Immortal Technique and Shabazz Palaces.
‘A poet with no fear when it comes to pushing boundaries and mixing genres, and that’s what makes his sound so unique.’ - BBC Across the Line
‘One of Ireland’s most honest, intelligent and forthright lyricists.’ - The Thin Air
‘Clever no bullshit rapping.’ - Rabble
‘Represents prolifically for the underground.’ - Nailler9/Stevie G
‘One of Irish hip-hops cornerstones.’ - Broadsheet
Slave Labour with Naive Ted (Unscene Music, 2014)
Deathly Words (self, 2013)
48 with Naive Ted (self, 2012)
Mankyy - Character Development (Unscene Music, 2017)
This Side Up - Full Fat (Tabletop Records, 2016)
Danny Deepo - The Gentle Art of Sampling (self, 2015)
Mikey Fingers - Palimpsest (Unscene Music, 2014)
Transmission Club is a band from Cork, Ireland.
The band's diverse sonic palette combines elements of indie, folk and grunge, textured with harmonium, violin, keyboards, guitars, drum machines and loops.
In November 2015, Transmission Club released Salt, an E.P. collection of demos. Salt gained airplay on The Alternative with Dan Hegarty (2fm), The Paul McLoone Show (Today FM) and on 8Radio. Transmission Club also recorded a live session for The Paul McLoone Show in January 2016. Salt was voted No.1 in The Last Mixed Tape's Reader's E.P of the Year 2015 Poll.
Tranmission Club has played extensively around Ireland, garnering notable support slots with Otherkin, Cry Monster Cry, The Vincent(s) and Barry Sutton (The La's). They also featured at the Clonakilty International Guitar Festival 2016.
“Salt works as a solid introduction into Transmission Club’s music,” said The Last Mixed Tape, “but the most exciting aspect is how this sound expands in the future.”
Physical copies are available in Music Zone, Douglas, Alchemy Coffee and Books, Bunker Vinyl &Studio and Tower Dublin, Dublin.
"Indeed, there is a big warm sound to ‘A Weak Heart’ that finds it’s place between the stark emotion of Villagers and raw reverberations of SOAK"
- Stephen, The Last Mixed Tape
“They’re a five-piece from Cork, and they make damn good tunes”
- Dan Hegarty, 2FM
"I was not prepared for the level of sheer sexual energy oozing from their pores" - Skyrockit Music