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The Aftermath
Indie band formed by the Cronin brothers after return to Ireland from Leeds in 2004

About The Aftermath

In Oct 2004 upon returning to Ireland from Leeds (where they had been involved in the music scene), the Cronin brothers, Michael and Johnny, set about putting plans together that were started on tour with The Frames. The following January the brothers set of to Black Box studios in the Loire region of France with David and Karl Odlum to start initial sessions of what would become The Aftermaths debut album (new start, new name after their favourite Rollin Stones record which punk poet John Cooper Clarke and former associated of The Who ‘Irish” Jack Lyons agree is a top mod name and the Stones at their best). Recording continued at a slow pace for the rest of 2005 with money fairly tight with the relocation back to Ireland. It was around this time they met guitarist Justin McNabb and former Anathema bass player Duncan Patterson and the gigging machine that is The Aftermath started out on what would become a nearly never ending tour of the Irish musical landscape.

In July 2006 the band released debut single in Ireland "One Is Fun" named after a Deliah Smith cook book for singletons). It debuted at no11 in it's first week and kept in the top 40 for a further 3, ending up as one of the highest selling singles of 2006. With One Is Fun The Aftermath received their first national airplay from Larry Gogan on 2fm and Ann Marie Kelly at Today fm as well as getting on the play list for the online based then Phantom fm. The tour continued throughout July/August with their first sold out shows in Crawdaddy Dublin, Roisin Dubh Galway and The Stables Mullingar and finished when the band were asked to open the HIFI festival that year sharing a stage with Razor light, The Streets, Ian Brown amongst others. The band continued to build momentum with the release of Hollywood remake in mid October 2006. The single went in at no 19 in the Irish charts beating both Madonna and My Chemical Romance to the highest new entry.


Video for the single "All I Want Is For You To Be Happy"


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