|Get Well Soon - Carl made a speedy recovery from his recent soccer injury. How did he break his thumb playing soccer?
6 in a row - To the Bright and Shining Sun spent six weeks in the Charts. This is truly a superb achievement for an independent release and it is richly deserved.
Rock the Lough - The Walls played the 'Rock the Lough' gig at Lough Key Forest Park in Boyle. Co. Roscommon on Sunday September 1st. Also on the bill were The Revs & Kila.
Single Launch Gig - Gig at Mono in Wexford Street on July 6th was packed to the rafters - To the Bright and Shining Sun was well and truly launched!!
Countdown - Your favourite DJ has a copy of 'To The Bright and Shining Sun' (aka the AIB ad) - request it by clicking on a DJ on the requests page. The release date for the single was Friday July 5th.
Witnness - The Walls were not included in the original lineup. They did, however, receive a last minute invite to play in the TV tent but as the majority of the band was 'missing in action' Steve played a short 'solo' acoustic set with 'Empty Feeling', 'Hartland Road' and ' To the Bright and Shining Sun'.
RHCP - The Walls supported the red hot chilli peppers in Lansdowne Road on June 25th modelling the latest range of Freshmeat t-shirts. They played a 3/4 hour set - highlight for the crowd was 'To The Bright and Shining Sun' .
Another Chernobyl Benefit - Collaborations, an album featuring The Walls & Glen Brady was released on June 7th with all proceeds again going to the Chernobyl Children's Project.
Chernobyl Benefit - Steve and Carl (introduced as the 2 Steves!!) performed at the Chernobyl Children's Project Benefit Gig in Whelans on April 26th.
Join, join, join - Join the walls forum and make your voice heard!! Easy to join, great craic and all opinions welcomed!
Video Footage - See clips from the Cluas November gig on the cluas website
Next stop America - Some Kind of a Girl was used for a series of Harp Lager radio ads which went out in several of the major U.S. cities in February.
What a site.... The Walls launched their new official website earlier this year. www.thewalls.ie is a superb site with lots of free downloads, photos, biographies etc. etc. etc. And for all cooking enthusiasts, drummer Rory Doyle even has his own recipe page!!!
What a year - 2001 was the year when The Walls finally confirmed themselves as one of Ireland's premier bands. Highlights included the radio success of their internet only single bone deep, landing a support slot on the last leg of U2's European tour at slane, they were also one of the most popular acts at Witnness ''they rocked the tent till the pegs started to pull out of the ground. The capacity crowd yelled for more..'
Compilations - Bone Deep (only copy of the single version available other than the free download from the official site) is included on a superb EMI album 'late night radio' & Brewing Up A Storm is included on 'tom dunne's 30 best irish hits'. 'Brewing' was also recently voted in the IMRO/Rattlebag Top 75 Irish Songs, representing three centuries of Irish music.
WANTED - A reward of 1 Euro for any information leading to the capture of Carl Harm's overdue questionnaire Carl Harms is a middle-aged man, approx. 6' 4'' with a strong Kerry accent (see photo opposite - the one without the beard) and should be approached with caution.
World Wide Web - The Walls headlined the cluas gig at Whelan's on November 29th & also appeared as surprise guests at the Cluas benefit gig in aid of Concern on December 22nd. Both gigs were broadcast live as webcasts on the cluas website
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'A magnificent album that rocked my world here in Sweden'
'Chestnut is the best song ever!!!'
'The Walls are the most under-rated Irish band ever'
'The Walls are class'
'Wouldn't miss them again'
'Walls completely stole the show'
'The Walls are the best band I've seen in ages'
'Join me in a campaign to get Bone Deep released as a mobile jingle'
'saw the walls at slane, top drawer stuff. fuckin deadly!!!'
'The Walls rock. Deinitely underrated'
'The Walls are definitely one of my fav bands ever'
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''The Walls are the best band ever to come out of Ireland since Thin Lizzy and U2'
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|2000 - Year of the Dragon
2001 - Year of the Snake
2002 - Year of the Horse
2003 - Year of the Goat
2004 - Year of the Monkey
2005 - YEAR OF THE WALLS
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Latest Tour Dates
|Gig of 2002 - On November 9th, The Walls played the Ambassador Theatre in front of a capacity crowd of 1,200. The night was a huge success and the demanding crowd received two encores. The band included some great new songs in their lively set. Looking good for the future...|
|2003 - New Walls album? Re-release of 'The Stunning album 'Paradise in the Picturehouse'? Big gigs? Conquering overseas? An exciting year in store!|
|April Gig - The Walls played The Ambassador again on Saturday April 12th. The gig was a huge success and included a number of new songs which were written in the last few months and showcased for the first time.
Covers included 'Crawfish and 'Going Out West'.
|NEW DAWN BREAKING - THE WAIT IS OVER - THE NEW ALBUM WILL DEFINITELY BE RELEASED ON FRIDAY MAY 27th.
New Single - The radio-only & internet-only single titled 'Passing Through' has been sent to radio. It can be downloaded free for a limited time at www.thewalls.ie
New album - 'New Dawn Breaking' the second and much anticipated Walls album will be released on May 27th.
Busy recording - The Walls are currently finalising work on their second album. Recording with producer Dave Odlum is almost complete. The album is expected out in summer 2005.
Euro 2004 - EA Games are using 'To the Bright and Shining Sun' in their new game 'Euro 2004' which is released in April. You can buy it at The Walls Shop
Good luck Carl - Carl Harms has departed from the band - best of luck to Carl in the future and welcome to Jon 'The Bass' O'Connell. Jon wiill have to fill in a now legendary questionnaire!!
New-look Hi-Lo - The Walls debut album 'Hi-Lo' has been revamped with new artwork, a new track listing and also includes the remixed singles.
Paradise Released - 'Paradise in the Picturehouse' was re-released in September 2003 and is available in all good record shops in Ireland & on the Walls Shop page. It went to No. 3 in the Irish album charts on the week of its release - the highest new entry that week.
A Stunning September - The Stunning re-released 'Paradise in the Picturehouse' on September 12th 2003 on The Walls' Earshot label. To promote the album The Stunning are going on a short Irish tour - see dates This was a once-off and was your last chance to see The Stunning live before Joe and Steve return to the studio link up with Carl and Rory to record the eagerly awaited new Walls album.
Goldfish Memory - The Walls have 5 songs on the soundtrack of the new Irish film Goldfish Memory which will be released in Ireland in early September.
Stunning - There was a short Stunning reunion at Witnness. The Walls were joined by their former Stunning colleagues Derek, Jimmy and Cormac during their set on the Main Stage.
Carl - Ireland's only Everton fan, Carl Harms has shared his deepest inner secrets by completing a questionnaire which is only 3 years late! See useless information
Underground - The Walls have gone underground to work on album number 2 which is expected in the New Year. They have recently built a new studio to record all the new material they have been writing.
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|The Walls song, To the Bright and Shining Sun one of the most played songs in Ireland in 2002.
All will be released onThe Walls record label Earshot Records.