The Minutes

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This article is about the irish rock band. For the Alison Moyet album, see The Minutes (album).
The Minutes
Origin Dublin, Ireland
Genres Garage
Rock
Blues
Years active 2006–present
Labels Model Citizen Records
Website theminutesmusic.com
Members Mark Austin
Tom Cosgrave
Shane Kinsella

The Minutes are a three piece rock band from Dublin, Ireland consisting of Mark Austin, Tom Cosgrave & Shane Kinsella. Début album Marcata was released on 20 May 2011 in Ireland.

History (2006 - present)[edit]

The Minutes were formed in 2006 in Dublin, Ireland. After several years of performing live in Dublin, the band recorded their debut album in October 2009 at Marcata Recordings in Upstate New York. Together with producer Kevin McMahon the band recorded a ten track album that replicated the highlights of their live performances including Secret History, Believer and In my Time of Dying.

On 3 March 2011 The Minutes appeared on Other Voices on RTÉ Two television in Ireland performing two of their songs off their debut album.[1]

On Saturday 19 March 2011 they appeared on The Saturday Night Show, performing their single "Black Keys".

Their debut album MARCATA was released on 20 May 2011 in Ireland.

The Minutes performed at the Eurosonic Festival in 2012 when Ireland was the "Spotlight Country".[2]

Irish musician and DJ Rob Smith said that the band were "one of, if not then the finest rock & roll band to have ever come out of Ireland" in a 2013 interview. [3]

Touring[edit]

The band have toured extensively in Ireland and the UK with the likes of Albert Hammond Jnr The Strokes, The Pigeon Detectives, The Von Bondies, Supergrass and Flogging Molly forging their reputation along the way as a must see act for the future. Soon after a yearlong residency at Dublin’s live music staple, Whelans in 2009 The Minutes headed off to Marcata Recordings in upstate New York to record their debut album with producer Kevin McMahon. This was followed by a critically acclaimed performance at SXSW in Texas in March 2010. In November 2010 they supported The Parlotones in the O2 Shepherds Bush Empire, London and in December 2010 they supported Black Rebel Motorcycle Club in Belfast.

Touring 2011[edit]

Band members[edit]

Discography[edit]

The Minutes discography
Releases
Studio albums 1
EPs 1
Singles 6
Music videos 5
Year Album details Peak chart positions
IRL
[5]
2011 Marcata 16
"—" denotes a title that did not chart.

Singles[edit]

Year Title Peak chart position Album
IRL
[6]
2009 "Black Keys" Marcata
2010 "Secret History"
"Fleetwood"
2011 "Black Keys" (re-release)
"Fleetwood" (re-release)
2012 "Heartbreaker"
"—" denotes a title that did not chart.

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Recipient Award Result
2010 IMTV Awards Best Group Video Won
2011 Tunebreaker Awards Best Newcomer Nominated
2011 IMTV Awards Best Live Video Won
2011 IMTV Awards Best Group Video Won

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