I Am No One
SIXTEEN LAYERS is the band to watch for 2009 with the release of their debut single NO STRINGS from their forthcoming album I AM NO ONE. SIXTEEN LAYERS is a four-piece dynamic alternative rock band from Dublin, Ireland. Formed by musicians who wanted to make great tunes that rock hard, as is apparent on their debut album - I AM NO ONE. The album, released March 5th last, has been described by Hot Press as a 'sonic tour de force'. From the first tune, the infectious No Strings, through to the epic ballad Sit A While, you can almost hear the bands' breath on every track. A fine feat of self-production. The band is Niall Donnelly on vocals, Dom Muldoon on guitar, John Colbert on bass and his sparring partner Tim McGrath completing the line-up on drums. Over the last few years they have each had a wild ride through the industry playing with Paddy Casey, Damien Dempsey and Laura Izibor amongst others and working with producers like George Drakoulis, Mike Hedges, John Cornfield and Jim Lowe. Live, SIXTEEN LAYERS deliver a passion in their performance that befits their album. Last month, they packed out Crawdaddy in Dublin with a capacity crowd of 300. Everybody left happy! Then two weeks later they did the same in Eamonn Dorans, Temple Bar. As a live band there really is nothing compares with them on the Irish scene. Described by a German critic as the 'bastard of Lizzy and U2'!... One really can't argue with that. And with a great review of the album in the Feb 25th issue of Hot Press Sixteen Layers looks set to be a big hitter in 2009 and beyond... Currently, their management is putting together a tour of Ireland including Dublin, Wexford, Waterford, Cork, Limerick, Galway & Belfast. This will coincide with the release of their next single, Eight Miles Down, recorded in Sawmills Studio in England last year under the watchful eye of Stereophonics/Charlatans producer Jim Lowe.