The Minutes – Fleetwood

After the success of their first single Secret History Dublin based noise merchants The Minutes are back with Fleetwood, the second single from their forthcoming album Marcata. The video, filmed on location in Bray, was Philip Kelly’s directorial debut for The Minutes and had a budget of under a thousand euro with most of the crew working for free. It features Charlene Gleeson & Gary Byrne, two actors not only brave enough to be the soul subjects in the 3 minute video, but also to jump into the sea partially clothed.

The Minutes are on to a winner with the sound they have created, a mix of rumbling grungy guitars and catchy hooks, which along with their energetic live shows has helped them to make a name for themselves as a great live band.

After gigging, tirelessly throughout Ireland and the UK touring with Albert Hammond Jnr (The Strokes) and The Pigeon Detectives, and playing support to Fountains Of Wayne and Supergrass to name a few, it came time for the band to knuckle down and record their album. So in October 2009 they headed to Marcata Recordings in upstate New York with producer Kevin McMahon to craft their ten track album that captures the energy of their live sets.

With a successful trip to the SXSW festival this March, Hop Farm and Oxegen Festival and the upcoming release of their album this promises to be an exciting year for the Dublin three-piece

Fletwood is available now on iTunes. Learn more about the band at and


About Jane Ward

I’m finally getting around to updating this section. I’m a recent Journalism graduate, and love flexing my writing muscles by updating this blog. I’ve had a fair bit of work published in a number of publications including student magazines and also in the national press. This blog isn’t the most serious one in the world as you may have noticed, it’s mostly for fun but I do try and post as much serious work as I can. More recently I’ve been involved in music journalism as it’s always been a passion of mine. I’m always open to submissions so if you have a demo or anything you’d like reviewed or previewed I’ll gladly post something. Hope you enjoy the blog
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