One of Ireland’s most respected and successful acts, The Walls were formed by brothers Steve and Joe Wall. Over the years they have not only supported artists such as U2, Bob Dylan, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Crowded House, but renowned US-tastemaker Nic Harcourt even invited them all the way to L.A. to perform live on his legendary KCRW show Morning Becomes Eclectic. Previously the main-men in the multi-platinum selling Irish band The Stunning, the brothers are no strangers to writing hit songs.
The band recently released their third album Stop The Lights on their own imprint Dirtbird Records and, just like their predecessors, it hit the Top 20 in Ireland on the back of three strong singles and regular airplay. Stop The Lights equally tasteful and subtle production reveals new layers of sonic detail with each listen, and the album further demonstrates The Walls’ considerable strengths as writers, arrangers and lyricists. The songs are easily their finest to date, combining flawless, imaginative melodies with beautifully constructed harmonies, and showcase a great band at the peak of their powers. Over the past few years, The Walls music has featured in numerous movies, TV series and commercials (brands such as Guinness, British Telecom, Aer Lingus, MTV to name a few). Also, two new HTC Smartphones will come pre-loaded with ten songs, one of which is Stop the Lights from the current Walls album.
There have also been extra-curricular activities going on in The Walls camp. Steve has also returned to acting and is currently appearing in the Emmy Award-winning series “Moone Boy” with Chris O’Dowd and as the scheming “Einar” in “Vikings” season 2 & 3. He has also completed filming “Silent Witness” for the BBC due out next year. And these days Joe has become involved with BIMM music college in Dublin, bringing his experience to their various workshops on songwriting and music production..
“The third offering from The Walls is a finely-wrought assortment of slick sonic treats…….on Stop the Lights they push the boundaries of their craft: this is their most adventurous work to date…..Delightful”. – Hot Press Magazine
“An ambitious record with countless layers and textures, so lovingly created (the art work is beautiful), that truly reaffirms the belief that great long plays are still being written and produced…sublime.” -
Louder than War May 10th 2012
“Their capacity to craft catchy melodies certainly remains intact and Stop The Lights is arguably
their finest work to date.” – Alternative Ulster Magazine
“From beginning to end the album has an energy and optimism that is compulsive – do yourself a favour and grab a copy…..” - WeAre Noise.com
“What impressed me the most is how they managed to make each song sound individual and unique while still retaining that recognisable ‘The Walls’ sound”. – FameMagazine.co.uk 2/04/2012