Sack (band)

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OriginDublin, Ireland
GenresAlternative, Indie rock, Indie pop
Years active1994–present
LabelsLemon Records
Dirt Records
Jetset junta
MembersMartin McCann
John Brereton
Tony Brereton
Derek Lee
Ken Haughton
Darrel Rainey
Past membersSimon Quigley
Dave Dorgan Adrian Traynor

Sack is a five-piece Irish band, based in Dublin. To date the band has released three albums: You Are What You Eat, Butterfly Effect and Adventura Majestica. The band formed after the demise of Lord John White.

Their first single "What Did The Christians Ever Do For Us?" was single of the week in both the NME and Melody Maker. They have supported Morrissey on two tours taking in mainland Europe, the UK and Ireland and the United States and supported the likes of The Fall, Boo Radleys among others. They have gigged sporadically in recent years and are planning to record new material.[1]

The band describe their sound as "Frank Sinatra fronting the Pixies".

The band appeared on the Morrissey-endorsed NME CD Songs to Save Your Life, while "Laughter Lines" appeared on the soundtrack to the movie Carrie 2: The Rage.

Current members[edit]

  • Martin McCann: lead vocals
  • John Brereton: guitars
  • Tony Brereton: drums, backing vocals
  • Ken Haughton: guitars
  • Derek Lee: bass
  • Simon Quigley: Keyboards


  • You Are What You Eat (1994)
  • Butterfly Effect (1997)
  • Adventura Majestica (2001)

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Robinson, Stephen: A Brief History of ... Sack, Hot Press, 9 November 2000.