we’re happy to announce that you can now stream and download the songs off our split 7″ with Dan Webb and the Spiders on our Bandcamp or right here in the music section or on Facebook or on our YouTube…media overkill. If you prefer the physical product you can either get one of 100 yellow records on the Spiders’ upcoming Eurotour (or at one of our upcoming shows) or get one of 200 blue ones in our new store. We moved it, because we are now using the one that’s integrated in Bandcamp. Also, if you buy a shirt there, you’ll immediately get a FREE DOWNLOAD of the two new songs! THANKS to the nice folks over at Gunner Records, Flix Records and Down The Drain Records for helping us out and thanks to Dan, Amaral, Matt and Marc for doing this with us! Go check them out on tour!
Our next release will also be a split 7″! This time we’ll share the record with the mighty Grizzly Tours from Munich! It will be out in June on Tanzbär Records and will feature artwork by Jamie Morrison of The Arteries! He’s worked with some awesome bands like Dead To Me, The Slow Death, PJ Bond, Bangers and lots more, so we’re stoked to have him on board! Check out his stuff here: http://gotvitaminc.blogspot.de/
Thanks for reading, see you at the shows!
Clausi, Flo, Dennis, Kötti – Irish Handcuffs
March 3, 2013 - 19:08 · No comments
Our split with DAN WEBB & THE SPIDERS will be out next week and what better way to celebrate than to play a show together at Immerhin in Würzburg! Right? Right! Listen to their songs on their Bandcamp and check out one of ours right here:
We’ll post both of our songs to our Bandcamp this coming Sunday! Please also check out the rest of the Spiders’ tourdates here:
February 28, 2013 - 22:01 · No comments
As mentioned, we recorded a couple of new songs in December 2012. They will end up on a pair of split 7inch records in spring 2013. HINT: One of our partners for a split can be found on a shirt in this short clip we made, including some rough mixes of the songs. Who can it be?!? And no, it’s not AT THE DRIVE-IN…
January 5, 2013 - 12:34 · 2 comments
Ho Ho Ho!
So, our first year as a band is almost over and all in all we couldn’t be happier! Of course, some shows fell through but the ones that happened were tons of fun. Actually, almost every aspect turned out to work out way better than expected. We met lots of old and new friends, had the chance to play with some of our favourite bands and got to know great new ones! Our demo from February got rereleased on vinyl in May and we’re pretty stoked about all the nice reviews. Check them out in the PRESS section on here.
To end the year with some news: we started out as a three piece and have grown into a four piece by September. Please welcome Clausi on guitar, desperately trying to cover up Kötti’s sloppyness. Also, this new line up has just finished recording guitars, bass and drums for some new songs. Vocals will follow after Christmas, so expect new shit next spring! Details and a song will follow soonish! Besides that, we’re not quite sure how active we can be in 2013 as some of us are pretty busy with boring stuff like work and university or not so boring stuff like spending a semester in the US. That said, we have our first couple shows booked and are more than stoked to announce that they will be supporting our namesakes in SMOKE OR FIRE ( LOOKY LOOKY ) and our longtime friends in ASTPAI! See the dates in the SHOWS section on here.
Last but not least, thank you to Duffy for recording our first ep, Fabi at Tanzbär Records putting it out physically, Hainer at Down The Drain Records for digital distribution, Kai for designing merch, Michi for putting this very website together and capturing some nice pics and videos (check out his website) and all our respective bandmates in RED TAPE PARADE (Wauz, you better get well again soon!!!), GLORIOUS THIEVES and THE HOLY KINGS. And of course thanks to everyone who put us on a show, ordered merch, bought something at a show, dropped a couple bucks on bandcamp or showed support in any possible way!
Be nice to each other!
Kötti / Flo / Dennis / Clausi – IRISH HANDCUFFS 2012
If you haven’t yet, make sure to check out THE ACCELERATORS, THE COPYRIGHTS, DAN WEBB & THE SPIDERS, GRIZZLY TOURS, THE MURDERBURGERS and SWEET EMPIRE!
December 24, 2012 - 10:58 · No comments
just some quickies: We added some reviews in the PRESS section, some SHOWS and also we now have shirts up in our new STORE!
October 7, 2012 - 16:11 · No comments
We have some fall dates with LATTERMAN, NOMEANSNO, ACCELERATORS & BLANK PAGES, so even if you hate us, there’s still reasons to go! Click SHOWS for details!
Also we started practising and writing again, so expect one or two new ones at these shows!
August 22, 2012 - 12:23 · No comments
now that our July shows fell through we have an unexpected break until our next show in September. We’re really glad the first half year as a band went so well, we didn’t really expect that! Over the summer we’ll try and write more songs, record some demos, do some shirt designs & some more stuff! If you want us to play a show – especially from September on – please get in touch: irish.handcuffs(at)web.de
Thanks to everyone who bought a record so far, you can still get them in our store!
Enjoy the summer!
Kötti / Flo / Dennis – IHC
June 21, 2012 - 10:29 · No comments
…a lot to everybody involved in our releaseshows! The “stubbs.” vinyl is officially OUT NOW!
It’s still out there on the interwebs, too! Stream it via Spotify or download it from our Bandcamp.
You can read the first review here: http://dyingscene.com/news/irish-handcuffs-stubbs/
We also added a video of us playing two songs off the ep last Friday. Thanks again to Michael Süß!
May 24, 2012 - 11:22 · No comments
couple of months have passed since this site went online. We played our first handful of shows, booked more shows, planned our next releases (1 or 2 splits) and remixed our demo for a 7″ vinyl release on Tanzbär Records! Our buddies at Down The Drain Records will handle the digital release. Most importantly this means that you are now able to find our songs on Spotify for free streaming. You can also buy them from iTunes, Amazon & Co, but what sense does that make, when you can get those for free at our Bandcamp??? There you also have the option of “pay what you want”. BIG THANKS to all the nice folks who paid a couple bucks for our music. It’s highly appreciated! In general we’re pretty happy about all the positive feedback we’ve gotten so far!
So, our first 7″ is available TODAY in our STORE or at Down The Drain Records! We’re stoked to celebrate that with 3 release shows together with the amazing COPYRIGHTS, among others. Bands, Beers, BBQ – Good Times! See our SHOWS section for details!
Cheers & take care,
May 17, 2012 - 22:53 · No comments
we’re IRISH HANDCUFFS. We’re a band. We started out in December, recorded our first four songs this January and are going to play them and a couple more this February. You can listen to the demo here. If you like what you hear, you can click like on good ‘ole Facebook or grab a beer with us at our upcoming SHOWS:
Thanks for checking us out & hope to see you soon,
Dennis, Flo & Kötti.
February 4, 2012 - 10:19 · 1 comment