Cory (Bar Tape)
SPB: If I understand correctly, you’re all US expats now living in Dublin. Was it hard to acclimate to the scene in a new country?
Cory: We’re lucky enough to have been embraced by both the hardcore and punk scene in Ireland.
After we started, our friends gave us a chance to play a fundraiser for the Karate Klub (punx practice space). We asked a few of our other friends if we could play their shows and they were all helpful. We’re super lucky that our friends supported us and able to give us the confidence to release material. We’ve been dismissed/ignored by local press (assuming that it’s because our sound is overplayed American garbage that was popular 10 years ago), which we’ve submitted our material to, however we seem to appeal to people who like skate punk and melodic hardcore. I figure if we were around 20 years ago, we’d be more popular. We’re still delighted with the reaction we’ve received from Irish punks/hardcore kids and rockers, despite the lack of local press.