Third Smoke are an Irish alternative indie rock band of multi-instrumentalists whose energetic performances are built upon a mixture of powerful vocals, dynamic harmonies, and the chaotic on-stage swapping of instruments. Drawing inspiration from, and comparison to, Arcade Fire, Talking Heads, Glass Animals and Foals, Third Smoke have established a live show that channels anthemic, melody-driven indie rock with a blending of gang vocals and controlled mayhem.
Their profile has been steadily rising over the last three years, with notable performances including a very well received set at Other Voices, supporting Ham Sandwich on a national tour and in Dublin’s Olympia Theatre, along with supporting Glen Hansard, Delorentos and Le Galaxie among others. Third Smoke have appeared at festivals including Longitude, Electric Picnic, Sea Sessions, Indiependence, Castlepalooza, Knockanstocken, Sunflower Festival, Vantastival and many more, along with headline appearances in Whelans, the Roisin Dubh and the Spirit Store.
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Ed Smith, Today FM.
“Excellent new Irish music from Third Smoke - Their brand new single 'Man Made Fire' is an epic salvo from one of our most interesting bands.”
Nialler 9, The Irish times. Songs of the week.
Dundalk-based indie-rock band follow up their idiosyncratic season-focused single Ms. Summer Breeze, Third Smoke push their harmonic ways that are reminiscent of Grizzly Bear with a bit more bluesy chain-smoking going on.”
Tony Clayton Lea - Other Voices
Elements that make Third Smoke come across like a good bet include a lead singer (Hugh Donlon, lanky, slim, the owner of a haircut that has seen better barbers) who isn’t afraid of using the small venue space to the best of his ability (in other words, he’s a nutter). Interestingly, there is more interactive swapping of instruments at this gig than at any other I’ve seen over the weekend. This is either the egalitarian process in full swing or just a bunch of people that like to keep the songs on their toes. Whatever the process (we think it’s more the latter than the former), it works a treat.
Today FM, 2FM, Spin 103.8, Live 95 Limerick and Cork's Red FM among others including BBC Northern Ireland.