It’s been an amazing year for Storyfold and their fans – recording and releasing their critically acclaimed, Top 30, debut album in the first five months of 2011. And their star continues to rise with current single ‘The Battle’ riding high in the Irish airplay charts.
Produced by Greg Haver (Manic Street Preachers, Super Furries, Bullet For My Valentine, CODES), ‘Rocket Science’ confirmed the band’s status as one of Ireland’s most exciting and interesting emerging bands. The Irish Independent described it as ‘a sparkling and accomplished debut’ and BBC Radio1 perfectly indentified their ‘crossover sound that's edgy enough to be cool but commercial enough to be radio-friendly’.
Since selling out Whelan’s venue in Dublin the band have played a succession of barnstorming gigs rocking festivals nationwide from The Sea Sessions to Indiependence. An an exciting inviation from the GAA to play Croke Park in August arrived and the 30,000 punters witnessed Storyfold in action on the hallowed turf. A series of exciting autumn gigs awaits, including the Arthur’s Day in Dublin and their own headline in The Grand Social on October 15th.
Their debut single, Delphine Wakes, was a massive radio hit in 2010 and the follow up, Behind Closed Doors, proved just as popular. Radio airplay led to dozens of gigs, rave-reviews led to more, including an incredible gig supporting Indie icons, Feeder, in Dublin's Academy. Fans and critics lapped up live performances but clamoured for an album, so Storyfold packed the van and set sail for Modern World Studios in Bristol.
In the style of all good new-fashioned romances, Storyfold met on the Internet. Back in the day (well…April 2009) Paddy McKenna took to the web’s drumming fora in search of a graceful tub-thumper. He hit the jackpot in finding drummer/pianist/human-talking-machine, Lindsey Hogan.
Lindsey is that most elusive of individuals, being both a drummer and musician. As the collaboration progressed her melodic instinct grew stronger, and after much searching of the soul, she ceded control of the sticks and found her home among the ebony and ivory. Storyfold’s distinctive sound was taking shape...
Jim McGourty was signed-up for his good looks, machismo and bass chops before another call to find a drummer was beamed into cyber-space. Clearly, fortune was smiling on the fledgling rockers. Despite anticipating weeks of ear-bleeding frustration, Storyfold were blown away by the brilliantly talented Sean McDonnell at the very first audition.
The final piece in the Storyfold jigsaw fell into place in September 2010 when ex-Whiskey Limbs guitarist Michael Fortune assumed lead duties. Now the whole is truly greater than the sum of its parts.