**SOLD OUT** ASHLEY SHEEHAN & THE FIGHTING SPIDERS
Date: 21st August
ASHLEY SHEEHAN & THE FIGHTING SPIDERS
Fighting Spiders are a musical project under the leadership of songwriter and performer Ashley Sheehan. Having led numerous groups over the years, such as The Mute and 13 Kennel Gods, the Fighting Spiders allows Ashley to flex his modern production muscles and blend his love of 80s synth pop with classic guitar-driven songwriting. The Spiders draw heavily on influences such as Depeche Mode, Kate Bush, Prince and Cindi Lauper.
The Waterford-based electro-pop outfit are hit the ground running in 2020 with ‘Some Party’ – a beats-laden banger about the party that never ends, or does it?
“Everything In Life Has Brought You Here,
Everything In Life Has Brought You Here”
This follows on from a set of single releases in 2019 which included the synth-soaked darkness of ‘I Have Something You Like’, the nostalgia-themed electro acoustic vibes of ‘Every Fresh Memory’ and the winter warming melodies of ‘Nothing’s Forever. 'Fighting Spiders showcases the commanding vocals, production and multiple instrumentation of Ashley Sheehan, and gritty placement of piano, synth, guitar and vocals from Dean Doyle, and the heavenly vocals and elemental bass playing of Laura Fan Sheehan.
The band played their last live date in Whelan's (Dublin) on the 5th of March 2020. Which was to be the start of an Irish tour in support of their last single Some Party. Unfortunately, then came lockdown and the band were forced as indeed was the world into the strange territory.
Ashley chose to use this time to write and record a new album in Farm studios, a facility run by himself which has served as the creative hub since the band was hatched in 2009. Dean and Laura were quick to get working on the album when lockdowns allowed. With the album nearing completion and Irish bands finally seeing a glimmer of hope of returning to a stage they will be hoping to bring these new songs and their old favs to audiences very soon.
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