Enniscrone gig for Berlin-based Crime & The City Solution

Abhainn Studios are delighted to announce a performance by the acclaimed Berlin-based Crime & The City Solution in Enniscrone on Sunday May 12th, as part of an intimate acoustic tour of Ireland.

While Crime (Acoustic) first saw the light supporting the legendary Mark Lanegan in Europe and the US in 2019, Crime & the City Solution were originally formed in Sydney by Simon Bonney in the late 70s.

Their early performances from 1977-1979 would have a big impact on key figures of the early Melbourne art-punk/post punk scene.

Their 1986 debut album, Room of Lights, includes one of their most beloved songs, Six Bells Chime. Recorded in London, this line-up of the band reached its zenith with a historic swansong performance of the track in Wim Wenders’ 1987 cinematic masterpiece ‘Wings of Desire’.

Their track ‘The Adversary’ also appeared on the soundtrack to Wenders follow-up ‘Until The End of the World’.

Previous incarnations of the band have included Mick Harvey (Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds; PJ Harvey), Roland S Howard (The Birthday Party), Alexander Hacke (Einstürzende Neubauten) and Jim White (The Dirty Three).

In 2023’s Crime released their sixth studio album ‘the killer, ‘one of the albums of the year’ according to Louder Than War’.

Mute Records (Depeche Mode, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds) have also recently reissued a number of their albums.

On this acoustic Irish tour, audiences will hear the songs in the style they were first written, capturing an intimate atmosphere and the simple joy of friends playing together, unmediated by technology.Line-up:

Simon Bonney is on vocals, Joshua Murphy is on acoustic guitar and vocals, and Bronwyn Adams plays violin and sings vocals.

The gig is in Abhainn Studio, Pier Road, Enniscrone at 8p.m. Tickets can be booked online at Eventbrite


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