Described by Hot Press as "Energy, balls and pure rock n' roll" Scally writes and co produces all his own songs. Scally's songs have been credited for being rooted in working class ideologies - unemployment, teenage pregnancies, drink and substance abuse and crime, whilst also critiquing wider social issues such as homelessness, sex & gender liberation, privatisation of the media and the refugee crisis. Scally's band - The Dirty Rats - decorate these messages with intricate licks and flicks, groove filled grandeur for a true rock n' roll experience likened to Arctic Monkeys and Red Hot Chilli Peppers. Scally has also been gaining notoriety for his on stage antics with his penchant for balaclavas, megaphones, nakedness, whisky drinking and crowd surfing with many likening him to Anthony Kiedis and Iggy Pop.
After building a up kamikaze catalogue of hard and fast rock n' roll tunes with his band for over two years Scally released his first single in April 2017 titled 'The 7th Commandment' which saw labelled as a "definite one to watch" having "both balls and brains" and a swagger deemed "inspiring"(Stuart Clark, HOT PRESS). Scally released his second single ‘Get Ready For War’ in March 2018 which debuted and stayed at NO.1 in the Irish Rock Charts for two weeks and hit No.10 in the overall charts. ' Get Ready For War' also received play on RTE 2FM, Today FM, 2XM, Shannonside, Highland Radio, KCLR FM & Midlands 103. Scally took the track on tour which saw him support The Strypes, The Soap Girls, Fangclub, The Blizzards, Wolff, New Valley Wolves, Mik Pyro & Crow Black Chicken.
The 'Get Ready For War' B-side contains a track called - ‘Let’s Fuck’ released in June and was controversially banned off Facebook and also reached No.1 in the Irish Rock Charts. Scally & The Dirty Rats are on an Irish tour for September/October 2018, with new material ready to release next year.
"Energy, balls, pure rock n' roll" (Hot Press).
"More energy than a Duracell Bunny on speed.....everything you can imagine when you think of rock n' roll" (Indie Buddie).
"Sure to blow the cobwebs from your mind" - John Loftus (8Radio).
"Artistically brilliant" - (Mick Flannery).
"Loved the energy, the attitude....kick ass music! Iggy Pop meets Rage, fearless" (The Soap Girls).
"Rock with both balls and brains, a definite one to watch....the swagger was inspiring" - Stuart Clark (Hot Press).
"Full of attitude and verve...you can hear echoes of Arctic Monkeys and Rage Against The Machine" (joe.ie)
"1970's punk-rock throwback performance, anarchy on the stage, searing guitar riffs....high-end rock energy that makes you want to put your fist through a wall due to its angsty dirtiness. The Manc swagger of The Stone Roses" (Remy).
"Today rock stars are almost exctinct, Scally has every ingredient, he's entertaining, the swagger, tons of energy and the attitude" (Pure M Magazine).
"Best act of Friday night at Electric Picnic" - Olaf Tyaransen (Hot Press)
On the back of a strong year in 2018 which consisted of the band releasing two
singles “It’s too Late” and “Last Train Home” both receiving 14 million impressions on Irish radio, numerous live shows including the Olympia Theatre and the 3Arena and finishing off the year on a high with their first appearance on RTE’s Late Late Show. Fallen Lights have followed up with their strongest release strongest single to date titled Extra Time.
The band spent most of 2018 focused on writing and recording new materials, defining their sound and working tirelessly on putting together a high energy and memorable live show. The latest single Extra Time came from these writing sessions it was produced by London based producer Eliot James (Two Door Cinema Club, Bloc Party, The Coronas). The single is the first of three singles planned for release during 2019 with an EP due to be released in October of this year.
In the first week of release 'Extra Time' racked up 1.5 million radio impressions and was added to Spotify's New Music Friday and has been backed as Irish single of the week by Beat 102-103, iRadio & FM104 to name a few.
2019 has already seen the band land spots at Irelands biggest summer music festivals & with a follow up single and their own headline Irish tour planned for May of this year the summer looks big and bright for this Irish pop outfit.
Fergal Darcy of Today FM - "It's a very unique sound there is not another Irish band that sound like that"
Today FM - "Hardest working band in Ireland"
Michaela iRadio talking on air of 'Extra Time' "possible Irish song of the year"
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