To promote the release of their latest album, ‘This is Normal’, Los Langeros are joining forces with Whipping Boy frontman Fearghal McKee and his new band for a series of dates across Ireland – including a stop over at Geraghty’s Pub, The Octagon, Westport, this Saturday, October 9.
Los Langeros are billed as ‘a demented, concoction of country-tinged goat-punk rockabilly’. With three CDs already behind them and a diversity of sound reflecting their disparate influences – from Hank Williams to Nomeansno to Tom Waits – the band is attracting what can only be called a cult following of fans who enjoy new twists and a touch of irreverence.
Los Langeros have been festival regulars with Electric Picnic, Kilkenny Rhythm ’n’ Roots, Waterford’s Spraoi, Galway Arts Festival, Mantua and Hard Working-Class Heroes.
Fearghal’s band, which will also feature Whipping Boy drummer, Colm Hassett, will play some Whipping Boy classics, as well as new material.
Described as the vocal and spiritual link between Ian Curtis and Van Morrison, Fearghal’s charismatic performances quickly grabbed the attention of the press when Whipping Boy first appeared. Fearghal has cut himself on stage before with broken bottles, appeared with his face swathed in cling film, sung from atop a ladder and stripped naked mid-song.
This isn’t cynically calculated, cheap-thrills theatre, however – it’s Fearghal’s way of saying he has nothing to hide.
If you’re up for a truly unpredictable night of high-energy music, Geraghty’s is the spot to rock this Saturday night.