Irish indie pop band formed in 2004 by Conor O’Brien (vocals, guitar, drums), Dave Hedderman (vocals, guitar, bass) and Peter Toomey (vocals, drums, bass), who met while at school in Dublin. Barra Heavey (keyboards, guitar, bass, drums) completed the line-up, rounding out a quartet of multi-instrumentalists. Encouraged to adopt a more experimental approach by a sympathetic caretaker at the school, the quartet started their new direction in a scratchy and muffled way, but with the members all adept at swapping instruments a new dynamic began to emerge. Taking their name from their favourite adjective the Immediate were born from a melting pot of influences mainly from the 60s guitar rock scene, and very much with an analogue direction in mind. In early 2005, the band had put together a demo on the back of some rapturous gigs around Dublin’s more salubrious establishments. Eventually one found its way onto the desk of an A&R executive of noted UK independent Fierce Panda Records, and prompted the offer of a recording contract. Later that year, the band went into the studio with US producer Chris Shaw and recorded their debut EP, Make Our Devils Flow. Their album, In Towers & Clouds, followed in late 2006. Although it gained very good reviews from the Irish press, the album did not quite match the interstellar blast of the preceding EP.
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