Photos: Remy Connolly
This Side Up - True School
Info: Last night at the Tivoli Backstage bar on Francis Street in Dublin 8, Sligo hip-hop and rap act This Side Up put on a very special preview show for their very soon to be released debut album. Full Fat is only weeks away now from being made available to the public's ears, and trio Myster-E, Shaool and Noone treated a packed house to a full set of songs which will be featured on the new album. The crowd were loving it, there was no requirement to coax them to the front of the stage which filled up immediately once proceedings kicked off.
If This Side Up were feeling anxiety over the past few weeks with all the stress and relentless work that comes with putting a full LP out, it was not visible in the slightest, the guys were having a ball, we were having a ball and everyone was happy out. Personally, I cannot wait to hear Full Fat, I've enjoyed all of the singles and videos they've released to date and it's a cliché, but an appropriate one, these peeps are 110% all about the music and nothing else, no distractions, no bullshit, just passion, and a credit to the community they represent so well.
This Side Up - Offhand
Note: Massive thanks to photographer Rémi Parnaud for the use of his lens on the night, and photo number 2 below! And of course This Side Up for having yours truly.