These anthemic Tallafornians were thrust into the national spotlight last September when they won the Arthur’s Day ‘Play On The Day’ competition, which resulted in them sharing the Guinness Hopstore stage with Paolo Nutini and Stereophonics. Their powerhouse performance that night confirmed them as band capable of going all the way.

Four things you might not know about Leaders Of Men…
– They’re named after a song that graces Joy Division’s 1978 An Ideal For Living EP.
– The band performed a killer version of Thin Lizzy’s ‘Romeo And The Lonely Girl’ last year as part of Hot Press’ Philip Lynott: Still In Love With You exhibition.
– One of their more unconventional gigs was in the Dublin Ink tattoo parlour.
– Previous bands they’ve been in include The Cades, Neon Stars and The Last Remaining Lights.