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The Minutes are a three piece rock band from Dublin, Ireland consisting of Mark Austin, Tom Cosgrave & Shane Kinsella. Début album Marcata was released on 20 May 2011 in Ireland.
History (2006 - present):
The Minutes were formed in 2006 in Dublin, Ireland. After several years of performing live in Dublin, the band recorded their debut album in October 2009 at Marcata Recordings in Upstate New York. Together with producer Kevin McMahon the band recorded a ten track album that replicated the highlights of their live performances including Secret History, Believer and In my Time of Dying.
On 3 March 2011 The Minutes appeared on Other Voices on RTÉ Two television in Ireland performing two of their songs off their debut album.
On Saturday 19 March 2011 they appeared on The Saturday Night Show, performing their single "Black Keys".
Their debut album MARCATA was released on 20 May 2011 in Ireland.
The Minutes performed at the Eurosonic Festival in 2012 when Ireland was the "Spotlight Country".
Irish musician and DJ Rob Smith said that the band were "one of, if not then the finest rock & roll band to have ever come out of Ireland" in a 2013 interview.
Today FM DJ/Undertones frontman Paul McLoone appeared in the video for the Minutes's single, "Cherry Bomb".
The band have toured extensively in Ireland and the UK with the likes of Albert Hammond Jnr The Strokes, The Pigeon Detectives, The Von Bondies, Supergrass and Flogging Molly forging their reputation along the way as a must see act for the future. Soon after a yearlong residency at Dublin's live music staple, Whelans in 2009 The Minutes headed off to Marcata Recordings in upstate New York to record their debut album with producer Kevin McMahon. This was followed by a critically acclaimed performance at SXSW in Texas in March 2010. In November 2010 they supported The Parlotones in the O2 Shepherds Bush Empire, London and in December 2010 they supported Black Rebel Motorcycle Club in Belfast.
19 January Supported The Phantom Band in Whelans, Dublin.,
17 February Supported Mona in Whelans.,
20 March Supported The Wombats in The Academy, Dublin.,
9-24 April Supported Fight Like Apes on their tour of Ireland.,
May Great Escape Festival Brighton, UK,
June Supported The Cult on both Sold out Dublin shows,
June Irish Tour,
8-10 July played Oxegen.,
30 July played Castlepalooza, Tullamore.,
August Reading & Leeds Festivals UK,
23-24 August Supporting Flogging Molly in Dublin & Belfast.,
September Electric Picnic Festival Ireland,
15 October played Whelans, Dublin SOLD OUT,
October Irish Tour,
CMJ Festival NYC,
22-23 October Supporting Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds Dublin, Olympia,
November - Extensive European tour supporting Flogging Molly,
December Headline German tour,
First official UK headline show, London,
Mark Austin - Lead Vocals & Rhythm Guitar,
Tom Cosgrave - Bass & Backing vocals,
Shane Kinsella - Drums & Backing vocals