Ragerra: new alt-rock sound

Michael Greene

A play on the Irish word ‘ragaire’, meaning late-night rambler and one who sits up all night talking into the wee small hours, Ragerra are an exciting Alternative Rock trio from Dublin, comprising of Mark Boyle (Vocals, Guitar), Barry Monahan (Bass, Keys) and Luke Alford (Drums), whose new album “Primal Features” has just been released. It is an emotive Alt-Indie rock offering, showcasing the band’s wide appeal and musicality along with highlighting and dealing with the subjects of passion and the fragility of human suffering and the society we are in. The album was recorded at Sonic Studios, co-produced by Stephen Dunne.
Influences include Queens Of The Stone Age, Tame Impala, Foals, Idles, Kings of Leon, Elvis, and LCD Soundsystem, showing their wide eclectic range, and the variety of influences they can draw upon.
2019 saw the release of their debut EP “Big Men, They Fall” which was well received, with ‘B R U T A L’ following in 2020. The band played numerous headline shows across Ireland and the UK, including sold-out shows in Whelans and the Bello Bar here in Dublin.
With the massive change in circumstances with the pandemic, the band is embracing modern technology and will be hosting a series of at-home gigs where they extend an opening welcome to their fans, old and new, to immerse themselves in the process of the new album.
Ragerra will perform a socially distant Button Factory show on Monday September 19th 2021. Tickets cost €15.00 + booking fee available at Eventbrite.ie (tickets limited to 85 and must be purchased online). This is a seated and socially distanced event. The show is supported by the Live Performance Support Scheme provided by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht and Sport.
The Button Factory is dedicated to ensuring compliance of all government guidelines during COVID-19 and to ensure the health and safety of all guests, artists and staff.
Ragerra offer an exciting new sound on the Irish rock scene. They can be found on social media such as Facebook, Instagram and Youtube or Streaming on Spotify, Deezer and Youtube Music. Check them out to support the band, and do please support local home grown talent in these difficult times. Ragerra are a band you will be hearing a lot of in the coming months. Something to sit up talking about all night perhaps!