No Monster Club

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No Monster Club
OriginDublin, Ireland
Years active2009 (2009)–present
  • Popical Island
  • Already Dead Tapes and Records
  • Mirror Universe Tapes
  • CF Records
  • Emotional Response Records

No Monster Club is the DIY indie pop project of Irish musician Bobby Aherne,[1][2] also known as Dublin Duck Dispensary and Sir Bobby Jukebox.[3][4]

Since its inception in 2009, the act has released a number of albums, split releases and EPs, alternating between a solo project and a full band.[5][6]

They appeared on Chic-a-Go-Go in 2013,[7] and performed a WFMU session in 2016.[8] Since 2016, an alternate version of their single Arms Across America has served as the theme song of The Alison Spittle Show podcast.[9] Their 2015 single I've Retired features in the movie Let The Wrong One In.[10]

Musical style[edit]

According to AllMusic biographer Marcy Donelson, No Monster Club "merges retro-minded garage-pop and elements of lo-fi psychedelia with passionate performances and ever-present tunefulness".[6] Some influences cited by the group include Animal Collective, Lionel Bart and ABBA.[11]


Studio albums[edit]

  • Tropical Decibels Volume One (2009)
  • Tropical Decibels Volume Two (2010)
  • BRAIN HEAT WAVE (2010)
  • Dublin (2012)
  • Posthumous Hits (2012)
  • Foie Gras (2013)
  • People Are Weird (2015)
  • I Feel Magic (2016)
  • deadbeat effervescent (2022)


  • Young Guts Champion (2011)
  • Panda Kid Meet No Monster Club (2011)
  • The Community Games (2013)
  • Where Did You Get That Milkshake? (2016)


  1. ^ Cook, Martin (28 November 2018). "Music at Marrowbone Books: No Monster Club". Dublin InQuirer.
  2. ^ Hendicott, James (12 Nov 2017). "Wonderfully Weird: the Charming 60s-Pop World of No Monster Club"". Hendicott Writing.
  3. ^ Clayton-Lea, Tony (22 May 2020). "Sir Bobby Jukebox: Friendship Gift review – a riot of colour as pop songs". The Irish Times.
  4. ^ Wilson, Danny (5 February 2015). "ALBUM OF THE MONTH: NO MONSTER CLUB – PEOPLE ARE WEIRD". Totally Dublin.
  5. ^ Galil, Leor (5 October 2012). "The story behind No Monster Club's not-so-posthumous Posthumous Hits". The Chicago Reader.
  6. ^ a b Donelson, Marcy (2021). "No Monster Club biography". AllMusic.
  7. ^ "No Monster Club on CHic-A-Go-Go". YouTube. Retrieved October 26, 2023.
  8. ^ "Prove It All Night! with Pat Byrne: Playlist from October 1, 2016". WFMU. Retrieved October 26, 2023.
  9. ^ "The Alison Spittle Show". Headstuff.
  10. ^ McPartland, Rory (April 4, 2022). "'I've Retired' by No Monster Club featured in the vampire comedy 'Let the Wrong One In'". Tremolo Music Publishing.
  11. ^ Rushe, Loreana (2014). "Track Record: Bobby Aherne". TheThinAir.