Hands Up Who Wants To Die

Vega in the Lyre

Catalogue number: AFB#45
Formats: 12" / Download
Released: 29th September 2014
Pressing info: 500 black vinyl
  • 1. Now Beacon, Now Sea
  • 2. Scoops
  • 2. Burnt Yesterday
  • 4. False Dawn
  • 5. No Big Deal
  • 6. Dreft
  • 7. The Brotherhood
  • 8. Beauts Malone

Hands Up Who Wants To Die is a noisy & dynamic rock band that operates in Dublin, Ireland. One that has been described as 'Big'N and Enablers in a blender', 'the epitome of substance and spectacle combined' and 'all angles and noise, edges and respite, razor riffs, visceral vocals, heinous hooks, yet on the face of it, as smooth as a mirror, as sheer as cliff-face'. It features four active members of Dublin's vibrant independent music scene that play in No Spill Blood, The Bridges of Madison County and Wild Rocket. The band’s vocalist, Barry Lennon, was a founder of seminal record label The Richter Collective.

After an abnormally long gestation period, the band are finally ready to go into labour with their fourth and most considered work to date. This second LP, Vega In The Lyre, sees the band expanding their musical palette while simultaneously exploring wonkier, more delicate and more brutal territories with the help of producer - and arguably fifth band member - John 'Spud' Murphy. Hands Up Who Wants To Die tour regularly in Ireland, UK and mainland Europe and have cultivated a strong European fan base from touring France, Germany, Belarus, Ukraine, Spain and beyond. Further tours are booked to support the release of the album this year.

Vega In The Lyre’s release is a collaborative project which was initiated by the band. Several labels are taking part in the release of the album to make sure it can reach audiences across the world. The album will be released in America on legendary label Learning Curve, in their home country of Ireland via Art For Blind, in France via Gabu Records, in Luxembourg via Whosbrain and in England via Triplejump.

cover art Hands Up Who Wants To Die Vega in the Lyre LP