First Class & Coach

A four-piece band based in Ballydehob, West Cork, Ireland. Formed in 2017.
Debut album ‘The Truth About Honey’ released February 2020.
Second album ‘NEON HIP’ released April 2023 on FIFA Records.
Seeking to push the boundaries of the indie-rock genre the sound has a variety of color… reverb-drenched piano, distorted, squalling guitars, driving bass and muscular drums,all punctuated by uncompromising German & English vocals.

What the press say:

‘West Cork’s best-kept musical secret’ – THE IRISH TIMES
“Utterly outstanding” – STEPHEN MCCAULEY, BBC SOUNDS
“I love them – one of my favourite Irish acts – back with another banger” – Ed Smith, Today FM
“Everything they’ve released so far has been so, so impressive… anticipation will be sky-high” – DAN HEGARTY, 2FM
‘My Oh My’ voted number 2 in Singles of the Year 2022 – RADIO NOVA, DUBLIN
“Geraldine Thomas fronts this west Cork rock outfit with a wail to rival the Kills’ Alison Mosshart. Squalling, distorted guitars mark a blistering opening salvo, before aggression and attitude give way to atmosphere” – STEVE CUMMINS, THE SUNDAY TIMES
‘My Oh My’ is “already for me, song of the year” – Ed Smith, Today FM
“Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant” – DAN HEGARTY, 2FM
“One of the best albums I’ve heard this year” – DAN HEGARTY, 2FM
“Holy Shit!.. I really really love…” “a great album” – PAUL MCLOONE, TODAYFM
“First Class & Coach deliver a ‘sack-strong’ debut… gripping and engaging… it does not contain a single weak song. 9/10” – WOLFGANG KAUSCH, MUSIKALISCH.DE
“Suavely walking the line between The Velvet Underground and The Fall” – NICK KELLY, BROADSHEET.IE
“This record has skate, has filth, has dope, has sex” – RALV MILBERG, DIE NERVEN
“The globally diverse punk-psyche-post-rock quartet FC&C put down an equally impressive album as Velvet Underground in their unusual, sympathetically unfinished ‘Banana’ debut album” – MUSIKREVIEWS.DE

VENUE: Spirit Store


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