Public House was originally the pet project of guitarist and singer Conor McCrisken and drummer Conor Magee. Having quickly added a bassist, and now able to boast the ‘quartet’ tag, this Belfast-based collective are a welcome reminder that indie guitar music isn’t as outdated as the label suggests.
Set to release their debut EP Morning Sun later in the year, the band have been taking their brand of Badly Drawn Boy-meets-Pavement schtick on the road, having played at Cork’s 96/1 festival last year, not to mention the Belfast circuit. Their toe-tapping ‘Call Me In The Morning’ made ATL’s Track of the Day, but it’s the threatening ‘Glass Door’ that’s the jewel in the crown for Public House; an ode to 90’s alt-rock classics of old. Music for sweaty venues.
Lemon PR worked with Public House to boost their profile and raise awareness of their gig in Voodoo Belfast on the 29th June. Upon receiving his cheque in the post, Public House’s Conor exclaimed, “We had a great time working with Andrew. His professionalism and commitment was second to none and he really helped us take our first steps in becoming an established local band. His knowledge was invaluable as he gave us advice on how and who to contact as well as opening us up to his own network of contacts. We will certainly be recommending Lemon PR to our fellow bands in Northern Ireland!”