Mayo/Galway’s Bannered Mare is back with astonishing new single

Bannered Mare is back! On first listen of Bannerd Mare’s new track we are definitely hearing influences of Queens of The Stoneage. After a few listens we are still bouncing around the office here at Finbar Hoban Presents. 

Its a rocking track alright, that gives the listener no time to rest, we could also say that we are also hearing a tinge of Irish instrumental act And So I Watch You From Afar! 


Bannered Mare are back with brand new track Blame Game

Bannered Mare is the new project of Race the Flux front-man Joseph Padfield who we have worked with on numerous occasions in the past and a band that was very popular with gig goers of Finbar Hoban Presents. 

Stylistically his first EP Gizzards was a big departure from previous releases. The music was written with the ethos of simplicity and texture with lyrical themes of internal discord. The debut EP was all recorded at his home studio in Mayo and was released on indie label Umbrella Records.

The next ep ‘Fear of Missing out is set for release in the coming months.


 ‘Blame Game is out now today July 15th  and you can check out on Soundcloud from the link below . Changing sound again Bannered Mare look back to they’re musical roots that bases itself in mathy riffs and good old fashioned fun.


Bannered Mare play Knockanstockan festival this year on Sat 20th at 2pm on The Dimestore Stage.

Art work for the fantastic Bannered Mare track Blame Game


“My Anatomy is quite a touching song. But forget the innuendo

of that statement and just focus on the quality of the music

and lyrics of this fine new single from Bannered Mare.”

– David Dwane, Western People

“a sweeping blend of math rock guitars and folk touches.”

– Totally Galway Magazine

This is a stellar start for Bannered Mare. The lack of the screeching guitars and extended instrumentals, ever present in Padfield’s previous work, acts only to confirm his ability as a serious songsmith. And despite the relatively uncomplicated nature of this piece, it is very apparent that an awful lot of time went into the selection of every note, and of every sound. There is a definite beauty in Gizzards modesty.

Aran Sheehy – Goldenplec


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