Pre-order new “Greatest Hits (The Abbey Road Session)” now!

To kick off our 30th anniversary year we’re delighted to announce the release of our “Greatest Hits (The Abbey Road Session)” album coming on March 6th via Marshall Records. As the title suggests it’s a greatest hits collection with a twist, the twist being that we’ve re-recorded souped up 2020 versions of our UK hit songs in the legendary Abbey Road Studios (with a certain Chris Sheldon overseeing production & mix duties). We also have the honour of our good friend James Dean Bradfield from Manic Street Preachers special guesting on one of the songs! The cd version comes with a 2nd disc which has 15 (one song from each studio album) never before heard/released live songs compiled from the bands personal archive 1990-2020.

The package also features sleeve notes for each song written by Michael & Andy and some striking sleeve art from long term visual collaborator Nigel Rolfe.

Pre-orders for the vinyl (ltd coloured & regular black) / 2 cd /shirt etc are all live now and there’s some cool handwritten lyrics, test pressings and bundles as well.

Anyway, if that’s piqued your interest please do click on the click and explore the pre-order store!

https://therapygreatesthits.com

30th Anniversary Tour 2020

We’re delighted to celebrate 30 years at the coalface of rock (no splits/no ‘hiatuses’) with a run of special anniversary shows next year! When we formed the band back in East Antrim little did we know we would be together through thick and thin to celebrate such a milestone.

Tickets on-sale NOW through the usual outlets/HERE

19-March Hamburg, Grunspan
20-March Cologne, Gebaude 9
21-March Munich, Backstage
22-March Aschaffenburg, Colossaal
24-March Luxembourg, Rockhal
25-March Brussels, AB
27-March Utrecht, Tivoli

03-April Manchester, Ritz
04-April London, Electric Ballroom

”Since 1990 and the self-release of their Meat Abstract single  Northern Irish rock band Therapy? have lived through ‘the troubles’, a peace process, seven record labels, three drummers, a cellist and witnessed the widespread use of the mobile phone, a personal computer in every home, the internet, the introduction of WiFi, a single European currency, the rise and fall of baggy, grunge, britpop, nu metal and emo, released 15 albums and sold in excess of three million albums, had hit singles, collaborated with a myriad of artists including Ozzy Osbourne and David Holmes, toured the world many, many times and played countless live shows.

Amongst all this cacophony they’ve continued to plough their singular vision with a determination and wit making friends in the process. They intend to celebrate the last thirty years in all their sour glory while looking forward to the next events of history to unfold around them.”

DUBLIN & BELFAST ’30th Anniversary’ Shows Confirmed

That’s right, we are bring the “So Much For The 30 Year Plan” tour home to Dublin & Belfast!

Friday 25th September Olympia Theatre, Dublin (w/ The Outcasts)

Saturday 26th September, Limelight, Belfast (support TBA)

Tickets onsale now!!!

BAND FAVOURITES OF 2019

ANDY CAIRNS

Listening...
Rainbow Grave - No You
Deafkids - Metaprogramação 
Rakta- Falha Comum 
Moor Mother - Analog Fluids of Sonic Black Holes
Arvo Party-II
Petbrick- I
Zonal - Wrecked
Billie Eilish - When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?
Terminal Cheesecake - Le Sacre Du Liévre
King Midas Sound - Solitude
Debby Friday - Death Drive
Burial - Tunes 2011-2019
We Wild Blood - Blood/Money
Clipping - There Existed An Addiction To Blood
Solarized - A Ghost Across Hell From Me
Paranoid London - PL
Psychic Graveyard - Loud As Laughter
Full of Hell - Weeping Choir
Kohti Tuhoa - Ihmisen Kasvot

Reading...
Alan Hudson - The Working Man’s Ballet
Karl Ove Knausgaard - The End
Albert Mudrian - Choosing Death (thanks Mr McKeegan!)
Adrian McKinty - The Chain
Diamond Dave Thompson - Here Comes Chaos

Watching...
Once Upon A Time In Holywood
Joker
The Souvenir
The Irishman
Atlantics
Succession
Bojack Horseman
Brooklyn Nine Nine
The Favourite
Chernobyl
Deafkids/Rakta/We Wild Blood - Lexington, London
Deafkids - Dingwalls, London

MICHAEL McKEEGAN

Listening...
Greet Death-New Hell
Devil Master-Satan Spits On Angels Of Light
Gatecreeper-Deserted
Torche-Admission
Pixies-Under The Eyrie
Black Star Riders-Another State Of Grace
Reign In Blood-Missa Pro Defunctis
Hagzissa-They Ride Along
Liturgy-H.A.Q.Q.
Concrete Winds-Primitive Force
Scorpions-ALL
DJ Shadow-Our Pathetic Age
Mike Monroe Band-One Man Gang
Blood Incantation-Hidden History Of The Human Race
Meatwound-Addio
Lingua Ignota-Caligula
Enforced-At The Walls
Grand Slam-Hit The Ground
Tomb Mold-Planetary Clairvoyance
Wear Your Wounds-Rust On The Gates Of Heaven
Acid Reign-Age Of Entitlement
The Membranes-What Nature Gives…
Slomatics-Canyons
Bad Breeding-Exiled
Gaahls Wyrd-Gastir:Ghosts Invited
Rammstein-Rammstein
Possessed-Revelations Of Oblivion
Idle Hands-Mana
Bewitcher-Under The Witching Cross

Reading...
Paraic O’Connell-The House On Vesper Sands
Patrick DeWitt-French Exit
Kate Atkinson-Big Sky
Alexandros Anesiadis-Crossover:The Edge Where Hardcore, Punk & Metal Collide
Taylor Jenkins Reid-Daisy Jones & The Six
Jason Arnopp-Ghoster
Fintan O’Toole-Heroic Failure
Elton John-Me

Watching...
Joker
Once Upon A Time In Hollywood
The Irishman
Mindhunter
Dark
Ghost-3Arena, Dublin.
Sacred Reich-Limelight, Belfast.
Metallica-Slaine, Ireland.

NEIL COOPER

Listening...
DJ Shadow – Our Pathetic Age
Sleaford Mods – Eton Alive
This is the Kit – Hotter Colder 
The Birthmarks – Fan Fiction
Billie Eilish - When we all fall asleep, where do we go?  
LFO – Frequencies
The Sabres of Paradise – Haunted Dancehall 
Acid Reign – The Age of Entitlement  

Reading...
Yanis Varoufakis – Adults in the Room: My Battle with Europe’s Deep Establishment
Michael Moynihan and Didrik Søderlind – Lords of Chaos: The Bloody Rise of the Satanic Metal Underground
Dave Thompson - Here Comes Chaos
Led by Donkeys – How Four Friends with a Ladder Took on Brexit 

Watching...
The Great Hack
Path of Blood
Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened
Killing Eve
Luther
Bros: After the Screaming Stops 
Afterlife
Ozark
Sigrid
Slayer (Download Festival)
Manic Street Preachers (Vilar de Mouros Festival, Portugal)
Triggerfinger (Lokeren Festival, Belgium)
Acid Reign
Bombay Bicycle Club  

New ‘retro’ tshirts designs available NOW!

By popular demand we’ve brought back a couple of the ‘classic’ shirts from the 90’s and they are now available to order at the shop.

First up is the 1992 “Teethgrinder” shirt which features a version of the single art. Avails HERE

I’M A TEETHGRINDER…IN MY SLEEP I GRIND MY TEETH

The other design is the infamous 1993 “Die Laughing” ‘clown’ shirt, guaranteed to give you nightmares and much better than an Xmas jumper for the office party. This one has a back print and comes on two different shirt colours, ash grey & natural and you can get one HERE

Ash grey
Natural

Last Posting Dates For Xmas

Folks, Xmas is just round the corner and if you are planning on ordering any band merch from us and you’d like them for the holidays here are the ‘last dates’ to order by…cheers.

Ireland: 20th December

N Ireland: 20th December

UK: 19th December

USA: 10th December

Rest of the World: 6th December

TEETHGRINDER shirts in stock!

The Teethgrinder ‘retro re-issue’ shirts are now in stock! Some sizes are limited so be quick.

IN MY SLEEP I GRIND MY TEETH

ORDER HERE

“Success? Success Is Survival” new lyric video

Delighted to share with you all the new lyric video for the latest track from “CLEAVE”….”Success? Success Is Survival”. Read where the inspiration for the track came from and watch below!

(Not afraid to speak about injustices, vocalist Andy Cairns explores some of the nature in the lyrics commenting: “The song is about the growing divide between the haves and have-nots.” And the societal views in the track “Vladimir Lenin said, ‘Capitalist society, is and has always been horror without end’. The opening line of the track is “the cream of this country, rich and thick” and is paraphrased from Samuel Beckett to describe his patrons at Portora School for Boys in Enniskillen (i.e. rich, entitled). This then leads into the pre-chorus “that’s the order that’s been set, we’re expected to accept” this looks at how a ‘caste’ system is increasing. The second verse contrasts this with imagery of desperate immigrants who regularly risk their own and their children’s lives to cross perilous water. The title and chorus of the song comes from Leonard Cohen. Asked in an interview in the early 70’s what his definition of success was he replied “Success? Success is survival”.)

Leeds (plus ‘make up’ gig for aborted Nov 2018 gig) & Newcastle club shows confirmed!

Pleased to finally confirm we will be back in Leeds Brudenell on 23rd September for TWO shows and another visit to The Cluny in Newcastle the following day (24th). Leeds will have a FREE matinee show for everyone who missed the full set at our Nov 2018 gig (see full press release and info below, please read carefully!) and a ticketed full headline show later that night. Looking forward to seeing all our friends there again!

“Therapy? have announced a brand new show at Leeds Brudenell Social Club on Monday 23rd September. This will include a matinee starting at 6:30pm which all ticket holders from the previous Leeds show in November 2018, (which due to unforeseen circumstances had to be cut short during ‘Screamager’, with 12 songs left to play),are invited to attend free of charge. Therapy? will be starting with ‘Screamager’ and playing the rest of the set list from the abandoned evening.  As a ticket holder for the previous Therapy? Leeds show you are able to confirm a place at this matinee by emailing enquiries@themjrgroup.com with your name and confirmation you can attend. You have until Friday 21st June to claim your place.”

Please note: This does not include a ticket for the main show and is for the matinee only. The main show starts from 8.00pm and tickets for that can be purchased here:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/therapy-brudenell-social-club-leeds-tickets-62505286996

Festivals 2019

Summer is on the way so here’s our latest update on all confirmed festivals for this year! Click on the links for more info/tickets and keep an eye here or over at Facebook/Twitter for future updates…

May 10 Wild In’t Park, Belgium
June 01 Big Fish Day, Italy
June 29 A Big Day Out (Halifax), UK

June 30 A Big Day Out (Glasgow), UK
July 13 2000 Trees Festival, UK
July 20 Footfest, Czech Rep
July 25 Curtarock, Italy

July 26 Rock Olmen, Belgium

July 27 Trebur Open Air, Germany
Aug 02 Porispere, Finland
Aug 09 Boomtown Fair, UK

Aug 10 Lokersee Feesten, Belgium

Aug 22 EDP Vilar De Mouros, Portugal
Aug 24 CHSq, UK
Sept 21 FEILE ’19, Ireland
Oct 05 Indie Daze, UK