Any band that spawns from The Radiators deserves a mention here. Any band that is supposed to play their classic album, released nearly 40 years and still a classic in many Dublin punks eyes, as part of a set opening for the Boomtown Rats and ditches a song in favour of a newly recorded one also deserves a special mention.
This band are the same in both instances and are called Trouble Pilgrims. Pete Holidai and Steve Rapid from the Radiators are now playing with Johnny Bonnie (Those Handsome Devils), Tony St Leger and Bren Lynott abd have released their second single, Instant polaroid.
The song is a guitar driven remembrance of the Man On The Bridge on Dublin’s O Connell Bridge. Arthur Fields use to take pictures of couples crossing the River Liffey in Irelands Capital city and offer them to people on their journeys. They are a story of a different Ireland, a time when the city shut at night in an era where Ireland was on the edge of Europe and we felt it.