Despite their Scandinavian moniker, CPNHGN hail from Co. Kildare, though these consonant gardeners have taken their influences from across the globe with New York’s Interpol, Seattle noise rockers Sonic Youth and Brit acts like Editors and Joy Division all evoked on their debut album, ‘Inhale Exhale’.
The band’s sound takes rumbling bass-lines and angular, jilting guitar riffs and marries them to soaring melodic choruses with devastating effect. This is energetic, visceral indie rock of the highest order, and a welcome break from the anodyne efforts of Ireland’s current rock royalty.
CPNHGN play Monroe’s Live on Sunday, 30 March at 9pm. Admission is €5.
Monroe’s Live was voted the best pub in Galway in 2013 and has been nominated again in 2014! To vote for Galway’s premier live venue, visit www.bestofgalway.com and follow the instructions.