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OriginDublin, Ireland
GenresGarage pop, indie rock
Years active2008 (2008)–present
LabelsRichter Collective
MembersRoy Duffy
Ruan Van Vliet
Ian McFarlane

Squarehead is a garage pop band based in Dublin, Ireland. It currently consists of lead singer / guitarist Roy Duffy, bassist Ian McFarlane and Ruan Van Vliet on drums.


Squarehead were formed in January 2010 when Roy Duffy began recording solo acoustic songs. Roy and Ian had previously been in a band (called Vimanas) with Lar Kaye of Adebisi Shank.[1]

The band released their first single "Fake Blood" on 7" Vinyl through Any Other City Records, a label run by Villagers drummer, James Byrne.[2][3] In a public vote on Nialler9 Music Blog, "Fake Blood" was voted Number One in "Irish Songs of 2010" [4]

The band's second single, "Midnight Enchilada" was released by the Richter Collective Label (Adebisi Shank, The Redneck Manifesto, ASIWYFA) on 21 March 2011. The single has received plays on Don Letts & Lauren Laverne show on 6Music,[5][6] the Dermot O'Leary show on BBC Radio 2[7] and the X-Posure show on XFM [8]

On 25 February 2011, Morrissey attended a Squarehead show at the Workmans Club, Dublin[9][10]


Squarehead discography at Discogs


  1. ^ "Music Feature - Squarehead: Totally Dublin". Totallydublin.ie. Archived from the original on 31 January 2011. Retrieved 13 March 2011.
  2. ^ "Domino | Artists | Villagers". Dominorecordco.com. 2010-10-04. Retrieved 2011-03-13.
  3. ^ "Any Other City Records - Dublin Record Label". Anyothercity.com. Retrieved 2011-03-13.
  4. ^ "Nialler9 Irish Songs of 2010 poll results | Nialler9 Music Blog". Nialler9.com. 16 December 2010. Archived from the original on 20 January 2011. Retrieved 13 March 2011.
  5. ^ Don Letts (2011-02-27). "6 Music Programmes - Don Letts, 27/02/2011". BBC. Retrieved 2011-03-13.
  6. ^ Lauren Laverne (2011-02-09). "6 Music Programmes - Lauren Laverne, Huey Morgan sits in". BBC. Retrieved 2011-03-13.
  7. ^ "Radio 2 Programmes - Dermot O'Leary, Zoe Ball Sits In". BBC. 2011-02-26. Retrieved 2011-03-13.
  8. ^ 17 Feb Thu (2011-02-16). "Xfm X-posure Playlist - X-Posure Wednesday 16th February 2011". X-posure.tumblr.com. Retrieved 2011-03-13.
  9. ^ "Morrissey rocks out to Squarehead". Hotpress.com. Retrieved 2011-03-13.
  10. ^ "Morrissey & Squarehead". Deadl.wordpress.com. 2011-02-25. Retrieved 2011-03-13.

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