Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Cheap Freaks Live Cassette/Fanzine! An 11 track live sound desk recording of Cheap Freaks in concert, captured April 2011 in support to Beady Eye at Dublin Olympia Theatre!! Each cassette comes with its own indiwidual piece of hand drawn art and is accompanied by a screen printed fanzine. Only 100 made. All for only €5 with free worldwide postage!!!!!! Buy It! http://cheapfreaks.bigcartel.com/product/cheap-freaks-live-cassette-fanzine Download it! http://cheapfreaks.bandcamp.com/album/live-at-the-olympia

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Debut LP 'Bury Them All' Out Now on Big Neck Records!


Our debut album is finally out now on Big Neck Records. Took a while due to some pressing plant issues but its finally here. We hop you like! To reserve your copy go to either of the links below...

www.bigneckrecords.com

http://cheapfreaks.bigcartel.com/

We'll be going an in store in Tower Records, Wicklow St Dublin on Thursday the 1st of March at 6pm.

More dates coming soon!

xx

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

FREE DOWNLOAD OF 'TEENAGE BRAINS' EP FOR Y'ALL!!


Here's a free download of Teenage Brains EP for all you shindiggers out there! Enjoy!!

Here's a sweet review from we just found from Razorcake!!
Razorcake Review:
CHEAP FREAKS: Teenage Brains: CDEP
This is retro garage punk from another dimension. There is so much intensity and badassery condensed in this woefully short EP. Surf rock guitar flies in from outer space, heating up and melting into organs and tambourine. It crash lands in your ears and all of a sudden you’re dancing along. –Candice Tobin (Psycho Sound, psychosoundrecords.blogspot.com)

link.
http://www.mediafire.com/?2nvt822r399u8bi

Friday, 24 June 2011

MAXIMUM ROCK'N'ROLL!!!

Some kind word said by MRNR mag this month

New Band Spotlight - Cheap Freaks
Kevin Manion‘s review of this band’s 4-song CD-R

I bet the Guinness flows like fucking water when CHEAP FREAKS deliver their superb fuzzed-out garage jams to unsuspecting bar patrons around Dublin. Second release from this Irish quartet and it’s definitely a winner. Four trashy rock ‘n’ roll stompers sure to make denim-clad punks bounce off the walls and spill stout everywhere. Top-notch production, a bit dirty without sacrificing intensity or stepping on the singer’s vocals. Sounds like they dig the MONKS just as much as the REATARDS. An LP is set to be released, and if it’s anywhere near as good as this, CHEAP FREAKS will be huge in a couple months.

http://maximumrocknroll.com/2011/06/22/new-band-spotlight-cheap-freaks/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=new-band-spotlight-cheap-freaks

Friday, 25 March 2011

New Single Out Today!


New single out today. Limited to 100 CDs available from http://psychosoundrecords.blogspot.com/ for €3 with FREE P&P!!! or exclusive download from http://cheapfreaks.bandcamp.com/ for €1! Both tracks taken from upcoming debut album 'Bury Them All', set for release May 2011...

Tuesday, 8 February 2011

Play Four Songs EP Reviews


Hello!
Just came across some PFS EP reviews on the weird wild web today. May have seen two of them before but here goes... Banana image added as i've started eating banana's and listening to the Velvets quite a lot lately...

Roctober Review:

Friday, September 10, 2010 Cheap Freaks "Play Four Songs" (Big Neck) Ridiculously potent 60s-ish/70s-ish garage punk from Dublin that's doublin' my pleasure by being twice as good as anything else I've heard this week. Genuinely good garage rock is hard to describe in words other than to say, this record gets it totally right. Freakin' awesome!

Ripple Effect review:

Cheap Freaks – Play Four Songs Speaking of garage fuzz, the Cheap Freaks come along right on cue. Coming from Dublin, the Cheap Freaks add a touch of quasi-psychedelia, a la the 13th Floor Elevators to their sonic attack. “Caesar the deceiver” tosses some odd guitar touches into the guttural pulp mix and a hefty dose of “Hurly Burly” chops. 1984 rocks with a caveman-pounding-his-mate intensity. “Nowhere to Go,” revs up the speed-inhalation with a nasty dose of poppers, whiskey and cheap wine. Guitars go in furious circles while the vocals chop through the fuzz. “Something Wrong,” sounds like an outtake from some 1960’s beach movie on really bad speed and acid. It’s all enough to give Annette Funicello hives. Total lo-fi, garage slop noise. It’s punky. It’s fuzzed. Of course it’s from Big Neck Records. A definite hit for the like minded. Call me one.

Sleazegrinder Review

Centred round half of Dublin four-piece The Things, who seem to have gone the way of asbestos garages since reviewed in these hallowed dark spaces, these leak out from a similar vein but infuse a more soulful destitution than their previus outfits farfisa-fi-fi-finery. After yours stuly started it off at the wrong speed & almost succumbing to the Vanilla Fudge fumage it hits with a psychogarage stomp of slack-jawed but inspiredly wired intensity with Caesar The Deceiver discarding some superbly sparkly & dypsodelic dysfunctional guitar grunk, 1984 is a trash-can blue moon rattler while Nowhere To Go careens cross city boundaries with kerbstones as plectrums chauffering Chuck Berry to hustle The Heartbreakers territory for some payback. Closer Something Wrong laces lacerated Southside, almost Sylvain-ian soul & Mink Deville swagger into the spirited mix for a walk on the window ledge of the psychward - a tumultuous conclusion full of gloriously gruesome guitar gristle & vocal caterwauling. Grab your warder by the cuffs.
Stu Gibson

Razorcake Review
CHEAP FREAKS:
Play Four Songs: 7”
Wham—really plucky fast start makes me think of a ‘60s psych vibe with real motivation. “Nowhere to Go” starts the flipside ripping. No reason to sit on your ass when you can get the song blasting right away. Bada bada bada bop! Bada bada bada bop! Whaaaoo! Shit yeah, let’s do this. Lo-fi garage that pays the bill. –Speedway Randy (Big Neck, bigneckrecords.com)

Friday, 4 February 2011

BEADY EYE!


We've been asked to open for Beady Eye on the Irish leg of their European Tour! Seriously delighted about this! If it wasn't for the Gallagher's/Oasis i would never have even picked up playing the guitar. AND! I even used to smoke Benson & Hedges smokes just because i saw Bonehead smoking them on my There & Then video! Still smoking till this day, Bastards! Bob xx

Beady Eye have just announce Dublin act Cheap Freaks as their opening act for their Irish Tour in April. more info at http://www.beadyeyemusic.com/news.php?id=207

14/4 Olympia Theatre, Dublin
15/4 Olympia Theatre, Dublin
17/4 Ulster Hall, Belfast