Blue Pie are very pleased to announce the signing of one of Ireland’s coolest indie bands, The Manhattan Syndrome!
The Manhattan Syndrome are an indie/alternative band based in Dublin. Mixing the sonic scope of Sigur Ros, the drive of Arcade Fire and the mood of the National with their own pop sensibilities, they have forged a dynamic style of their own; a combination of simple hook driven songwriting with post-rock, momentous accompaniment. They have shared the stage in venues across Dublin with bands such as Planet Parade, Sounds of System Breakdown, The Casanova Wave and Nanobot.
In June 2011, The Manhattan Syndrome recorded their debut E.P, engineered and mixed by Alan Kelly in Windmill Lane Studios. ‘And we left it behind’ draws on influences as far ranging as Sigur Ros, and Leonard Cohen while maintaining a polished, accessible sound that accommodates both the band’s driven rhythm and an emphasis on melody led vocals. Lyrically, sentiments of isolation and alienation surface throughout, backed by a sometimes sparse, sometimes epic soundscape.
And We Left It Behind was released on the 12th of August at The Workman’s Club, selling out almost immediately.
The Manhattan Syndrome are distributed to the world digitally by Blue Pie Records. For more information on the band, head to www.themanhattansyndrome.com