Dingle based alt rock group, Walking On Cars made the trip to Kilkenny City on Thursday 24th October, for what would be the band’s first time playing in the city.
There was plenty of excitement ahead, as Walking On Cars added another sold out show to their list of tour dates. For Kytelers, it was another sold out show, which had been done by the likes of The Coronas and Royseven before.
Opening acts on the night were local indie rock band Audio Fires and Wexford Folk artist Corner Boy, who both warmed the eager crowd. A nice mix of acts paved the way for the show’s promise, which looked like it was going to live up to expectations.
As intimate gigs go, a sold out venue like this was packed to the rafters. When Walking On Cars managed to make their way to stage, the excitement was evident. The band opened with originals, most of which weren’t heard before, but it didn’t seem to stop the crowd from enjoying themselves.
An impressive bit of melody mixing was when the band mixed a group of songs , as The Script’s ‘Breakeven‘, Bruno Mars’ ‘Grenade‘ and Mumford and Sons’ ‘I Will Wait‘ were mixed amongst the collection of songs into one. The band were still coming to terms with the sizeable crowd, which prompted lead singer Patrick Sheehy to say “I think I can speak for the rest of us, that we’ll definitely be back”.
The most popular songs on the set-list were undoubtably singles ‘Two Stones’ and ‘Catch Me If You Can‘ from the band’s twelve song set-list, which included a deserved encore.
If there was anything to be taken from the show in Kilkenny, it is that Walking On Cars are following many bands before them like The Coronas and The Blizzards on their way to the forefront of the Irish Music Scene. A sold out gig tonight, and a trio of gigs in The Academy, Dublin to look forward to, it’s clear that the sold out shows on this tour and extra dates are filling the demand for their music.