Join me on a trip to Popical Island…

Ahoy me hearties! It’s no secret I heart Popical Island something serious. Almost as much as my pet parrot Wilhelmina.

And what generous youngfellas and young ladies they are – putting on a free all-day event in Whelan’s in Dublin! Ooh-arh!

Here’s what the Islanders say:

Popical Island collective are proud to present the  much anticipated compilation album POPICAL ISLAND #1 on Saturday, June 19th, Upstairs@Whelan’s. In fact, we’re so proud, this launch gig will be FREE admission. And to maximize the pop-potential, we’re putting on a FULL DAY of indie shenanigans, starting at 3.00 PM. CDs will be on sale for €10 each: this is a limited, hand-made release, so get there early and get your copy before they sell out. It’s the perfect Summer record!

And here’s what little ol’ landlubber me says:

Perfect summer record? Yes and yes and oh-yes! This is a gem of a compilation that you’ll treasure if you love pop hooks, sparkly melodies and surf-soaked jams.  Oh, and handclaps. And boy-girl vocals (technical term). I don’t think this compilation could be more ‘now’, and I don’t mean that in a hipster way, just that people’s ears are very tuned into the summer-scuzzy-pop sound at the minute (Dum Dum Girls, Girls Names, The Beets, Best Coast, anyone?) and this Popical Island collection features Irish bands who are bringing this sound from their fair isle to our shores. There’s treasure on this island, me hearties!

Upstairs@Whelan’s, 25 Wexford St, Dublin 2
Saturday, June 19th, 3pm

Admission: FREE


But there’s more! Prepare yourself (and your pet parrot) by learning all the words to TEENAGE PRICKS (UP YOURS FOREVER) by the Yeh Deadlies! http://bit.ly/ciCrNr

And MYSTERIES OF LIFE by Groom! http://tinyurl.com/29azdkx

Wilhelmina and I will see you up the front!

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