June 6, 2008
Named after their favourite Rolling Stones record, and with 3 Top 20 singles under their belt, The Aftermath have just now released their debut album titled Friendlier Up Here. Recorded in France, the album was put together by a highly impressive production team used by some of the biggest names in music, including U2, Travis, Damien Rice, The Waterboys and Paul Weller. But it hasn't all been handed to them on a plate - The Aftermath have spent much of their life as a band touring the country and playing small, independent gigs to build up what is now a huge fan base. They've supported Razorlight, The Streets and The Mission and have toured across the UK and Ireland with over 40 sell out gigs of their own. Originally from Co. Longford, brothers Johnny and Mick Cronin grew up in Leeds and were a regular on the local performance scene with many other UK guitar based groups such as their friends Parva, who later went on to become The Kaiser Chiefs. But it was back home in Ireland where they found a fresh new opportunity to start anew... and the rest they say is history! O2 Making Waves presenter Gillian Quinn caught up with The Aftermath in studio to find out more.