The Minutes

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The Minutes
OriginDublin, Ireland
Years active2006–present
LabelsModel Citizen Records
MembersMark 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]

Paul McLoone, a radio presenter with the Irish national and independent radio station, Today FM and also the frontman for the Northern Irish band, The Undertones who is also friends with the Minutes appeared in the video for the Minutes's single, "Cherry Bomb", playing an unnamed Elvis Impersonator with the video itself being released in March 2014.


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]


The Minutes discography
Studio albums2
Music videos5
Year Album details Peak chart positions
2011 Marcata 16
2014 Live Well, Change Often 12
"—" denotes a title that did not chart.


Year Title Peak chart position Album
2008 "Harmonic" 36 Non-album Singles
2009 "Black Keys" Marcata
2010 "Secret History"
2011 "Black Keys" (re-release)
"Fleetwood" (re-release)
2012 "Heartbreaker"
2014 "Cherry Bomb" Live Well, Change Often
"—" denotes a title that did not chart.

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Nominee / work 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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  2. ^ "RTÉ 2fm gearing up for EuroSonic". RTÉ Ten. Raidió Teilifís Éireann. 5 January 2012. Archived from the original on 2 October 2012. Retrieved 5 January 2012.
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  6. ^ - Discography The Minutes

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