WE CUT CORNERS are guitarist John Duignan and drummer Conall O’Breachain. The duo have effortlessly established themselves in Dublin’s indie-rock scene and have successfully developed their characteristic rock/pop style. They write their songs on both guitar and drums, developing skillful and sophisticated lyrics, spat with lucid precision and a subtle layer of dark humour. The combination of the duo and blending of their powerful unique vocal harmonies is principal to their success. WE CUT CORNERS take inspiration from Ryan Adams, The Velvet Underground, Leonard Cohen and Radiohead, all the while creating their own brand of concise and articulate Indie, and presenting us with an intriguing and expansive live sound.
2011 saw the release of their debut album “TODAY I REALISED I COULD GO HOME BACKWARDS”, which was nominated for The Choice Music Prize for Irish Album of the Year. Their follow up album, “Think Nothing” is out now and has gained success with singles ‘YKK’ and ‘BEST FRIEND’, which have received airplay and reviews from the likes of Amazing Radio, XFM, MTV Hive, Contact Music, BBC London and BBC Northern Ireland. THINK NOTHING is a diverse representation of WE CUT CORNERS musical prowess from ‘YKK’‘s adventurousness to the downtempo suspense of ‘EVERY THIEF’.‘HUNGER’ demonstrates their musical poise and eloquent expressiveness. ‘WALLFLOWERS’ is a melodic and orchestral track that explicitly demonstrates that WE CUT CORNERS can do it all. ‘THINK NOTHING’ has been mixed by Ben Hillier who has worked with artists such as Blur, The Horrors and The Editors and was mastered by Bunt Stafford-Clark, who has worked with the likes of Elbow and Placebo.
The band have enjoyed support from BBC Radio 6 presenter Tom Robinson and toured internationally with the likes of The Maccabees, Villagers and Frightened Rabbit along with sold out shows in Dublin and appearances at festivals including Forbidden Fruit,The Camden Crawl, Dublin and Iveagh Gardens (with Bell X1) amongst many more.