Rhythm Nation: Gorgeous Wrecks

The low-profile Dublin-based duo pick the ten tracks that mean the most to them

17th October, 2021
Rhythm Nation: Gorgeous Wrecks
Gorgeous Wrecks: the duo's brief description reads: ‘Like the Jesus and Mary Chain, channelling The Blue Nile as they play Depeche Mode covers’

Back in 1916, Gorgeous Wrecks was Dubliners’ nickname for a Dad’s Army-style defence force that unwisely got involved in the Easter Rising and suffered heavy casualties. The modern-day Irish band of the same name are happy to take a much lower profile. All that “Flinders” and “Jay” will reveal is that they’re from Dublin and Galway, but met “while nursing a pair of hangovers on an Antoni Gaudi walking tour in Barcelona”....

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