My Pyrrhic Victory Set To Ink Record Deal
Irish band My Pyrrhic Victory are on the brink of success as they prepare to ink their first contract with a record label and headline Dublin’s Academy.
The Dublin based trio of Carl O’Rourke (VOX & Lead Guitar), Paul Ford (Bass & Backing Vox) and Keith Hatch (Drums) were founded in 2007 and have finally risen to the top, with a contract to be penned in the forthcoming weeks.
It hasn’t always been easy for the trio who headline the Academy on June 21st but after years of hard work they are ready to make the breakthrough.
Last summer saw the group wrap up their debut album Equinox at Grouse Lodge Studios, Westmeath, and with its release on the horizon, the band have already began touring.
In recent months they have begun writing and recording for their follow up album.
The writing process has seen many songs written, rehearsed, produced and then scrapped. The making of Equinox was a process of trial and error as the band didn’t want to rush their debut album.
Speaking about the new album Paul Ford said “Without sounding like some glorified poet, the album is a journey in itself. It’s moving, energetic, personal and universal. Based on our fan base now and our live shows it really does seem like everyone can find something that hits home to them within these ten tracks.”
With feature tracks such as Beneath The Rose, Equinox, Any Other Day and Lost in Direction, the collective ten tracks have already gained a high amount of appraisal from notable figures such as Jackie Hayden (Hotpress), Willie Kavanagh (EMI) and Glen Hansard (The Frames) to name but a few.
If you want to envisage the hard work and commitment this band has in its ascent to the top you don’t have to look too far as bass player Ford reveals the hidden connotations of the band name “At one point, we were under a name management advised us against. Upon looking for a new one we came across the definition of a pyrrhic victory, which is “a victory at too great a cost. Anyone in a band will tell you sacrifices have to be made, time, money, people, even loved ones, you really have to give it “all”. And we did, as much as there are no regrets, after we came across the definition the name became very apparent.”
The band have a very varied taste but refer to themselves as an alternative rock group, but try to draw the best they can learn from their inspirations which ranges from 80′s anthems to heavy metal to electronica.
2013 will no doubt see the band rise to further prominence as signing with a record label is merely weeks away, but what about their plans for the rest of 2013?
“Not a whole lot I can say at this moment. But as always, when we’re quiet there’s always something big on the way. But I’m very excited to announce on behalf of ourselves, crew and management that we are our having our album launch on its release date in The Academy on June 21st. It’ll be some time between now and then so we’ll be away from our fans a while, so on that night you can bet that’ll be a show that is not to be missed!”
My Pyrrhic Victory will also be headlining a show in the “Sugar Club” Dublin on Thursday 14th of March . Tickets are only 5 euro and the show will feature music from three other bands. The show kicks off at 8pm and will be MPV’s last show until their album launch in June .
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