Friday, 24 December 2010

Happy Fuckin' Xmas!!!

Here's a little xmas ditty in the style of some of our favourite bands myself and Al recorded on Tuesday night. Going under the side project name of The Screaming Deadbeats. Link to free download below. Enjoy! xx

Screaming Deadbeats Happy Fuckin Christmas -

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

8/10 EP Review from Ox-Fanzine in Germany!

No idea what it says but it 8/10 so hopefully nothing to bad!

Cheap Freaks - Play Four Songs EP - Big Neck Records
Wichtig ist zwar aufm Platz, aber was live knallt, geht auf Platte genauso gut. Auf der Bühne sind diese fünf Briten ein echtes Erlebnis und das Niveau können sie auch bei den vier Songs dieser Demo-CD erhalten.

Wer auf wilden, rauhen Sixties-Garagenpunk im Stil der SONICS oder NOMADS steht, sollte sich die Freaks schnell auf seine „Unbedingt anhören“-Liste kritzeln, denn hier passt alles. Der Sound klingt wie live eingespielt, die obligatorische Orgel setzt die nötigen Akzente, ohne zu nerven, und auch Sänger Bob heult voller Inbrunst, was die Stimmbänder hergeben.

Für eine ganze LP würde ich doch glatt meine letzten Arbeitslosenkohlen hergeben.

Thursday, 16 September 2010

Nice EP review from Roctober!!!

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 right. Freakin' awesome!

EP available from

Wednesday, 8 September 2010

Whelans gig!

We are just doing the one show this month and last in Dublin for a while. Gig takes place Friday the 24th September at Whelans (upstairs). Support on the night comes from House of Dolls and Kid Karate... Poster by the lovely C.M Ruiz!

Saturday, 21 August 2010

Cosmic Drunken Jams!

Here is a little drunkin doodle jam myself and Al had in the old rehearsal space. I found on my field mic recorder at the end of another song we were working on. Dont remember much of recording this as we were both probably drunk! :() Anyways you's can have it! xx

Tuesday, 17 August 2010

Tim Dumbton!

Playing last Friday night at our mate Lauryn's house. If wanna hire Cheap Freaks to perform at yer gaf party just drop us a mail at - We'll dress as priest, nuns, nurses you name it! - CHEZ WIHUM!

Tuesday, 3 August 2010

Some kind words!

EP Review on the Ripple Effect - 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 m...ix 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.

Download "Play Four Songs" EP for free!!

Wednesday, 21 July 2010


Yo! We were in the studio last week putting some work into our album/EPs. We've 21 songs recorded so we've a bit of work still to do. hope to have some new music up on the interweb real soon!! think a nice win on the lottery would work for us right now! :()

Wednesday, 14 July 2010


We'll be playing this Friday night (16th) with the wonderful Kid Karate at Crawadaddy, shaping up to be a great night! After that we hit the studio for a few days to put the finishing touches on our rekid. Hope to have some tracks from that up on our myspace/facebook etc etc in the next few weeks. We play next Thursday (22nd) in the new Captain America's in Blanchardstown so for those of you in that neck of the woods we hope you can make it along!

here's a pic from our whelans show last week, looks like those Rods were up to no good again!

Peace out!

Wednesday, 7 July 2010


Our 'Play Four Songs' 7" EP + free CD & Badge! €5 + PP

Thursday, 1 July 2010

Shopping bag! Shopping bag! ye live your life in a shopping bag!

Here's us playing in Jack Wills clothing store last Saturday!... A very weird and sweaty experience...

Monday, 21 June 2010


Just a few bits of news to report to ya'll. First off we play a live show this Saturday afternoon at Jack Wills clothing store on Harry Street in Dublin. Its free in and it kicks off at 3pm sharp so come along if your out and about town during the day on saturday...

Second off we play our first headline show in quite a while next Saturday the 3rd of July. Support on the night comes from Guilty Optics and Scheme Soul Vision. Would be great to see ya'll there also!

After that we head back in the studio to put the finishing touches on our album. We've 20 songs recorded now, some from session in Berlin last year but most from a recent session we done here in Dublin. All is sounding pretty sweet! We hope to release an EP first off and follow with the album pretty soon after. More news on all that jazz to come in a few weeks.

Also you can now order our 'Play Four Songs' EP from Big Neck Records so suggest you do such a thing!

Wednesday, 13 January 2010

Germany / EPeeezzz

We are setting off on a short tour of Germany next week and taking the cities of Aachen, Kiel, Berlin and Koln. Along with a DJ slot at White Trash we'll also be doing a radio interview on Motor FM during our stay in Berlin. Think its a pre-recorded show so we'll give you details of its broadcast when we get any news on it...

Also some of you may have noticed that our latest 7" from Big Neck Records has yet to go on sale. This is due to some delays the label have had at the pressing plant but we've been told it will be available to buy from March. So watch this space! :-()

We'll be following this release with another 7" on Psycho Sound Records. The EP is ready to go so we hope to have it out by May. It will be available online direct from Psycho Sounds myspace and our own page.

We've put together a limited edition tour CD with some of the tracks from the Psycho Sound Records EP. They'll be available from our merch stand next week...

All the above will also be available on itunes and all those other poxy download sites!

Cheap Freaks