Slyrydes formed in Galway in 2013. The project started as a reaction to what we saw as a lot of really bland music filling the airwaves and a love of the Punk and New Wave of the late 70's and early 80's. High profile support gigs quickly followed with Fight Like Apes and Palma Violets and PEACE, on top of some festival appearances and regular headline shows around Ireland. In November of 2018 Slyrydes recorded their first official release with Daniel Doherty (Fontaines DC,Vulpynes, Galants) at Darkland recording studios in Dublin. As a result of sending out preview copies of the single Mental Health in January 2019 Slyrydes were featured as one of the top 8 emerging Irish bands by Nialler9. Subsequently Today fms Paul Mcloone and Kate Brennan Harding have championed the band by frequently playing the single and facilitating a live session for The Paul Mcloone show in February. The Thin air premiered the video for the single on March 1st. 

Mental Health grabbed the attention of many major radio stations being played frequently on Today fm, 2fm, RTE radio one, Radio Nova, BBC radio Foyle and Radio X in the UK as well as many regional stations. Sean Rocks RTE Radio one stated "Slyrydes will be in the NME" while John Kennedy Radio X Said "Slyrydes are one of the three most exciting bands in Ireland right now including Fontaines DC and Murder Captal" Stephen McCauley has called the band "Urgent and stunning" 

The bands second release "Point of view" was released on the 26th of May and also gathered lots of radio play solidifying the band as an integral part of the new punk explosion. 

Stephen McCauley invited Slyrydes for a live session in BBC radio Foyle as did Sean Rocks for his show Arena on RTE radio one. 

Mental Health was brought out on Bristol based record label "Donut Records"  Somewhere out there compilation album in July 2019. 

 Slyrydes spent between March and July playing shows all over Ireland honing their stagecraft and gathering new fans. 

In mid July Slyrydes returned to Daniel Doherty in Darklands to record their two new singles "Out Patience" and "Dangerous Animals"

Out Patience once again Wowed the critics with 2fms Dan Hegarty saying it was one of the best singles of 2019.

Dangerous Animals is out October 25th.

The album is coming 2020.... 

Marc Raftery: Vocals

Mark Comer:  Guitar/ 

Fuz Reilly: Bass Guitar

Paul Clarke: Drums

Slyrydes 2019.

Pertinent, brilliant...definitely a band to watch" - Paul Mcloone Today Fm/Undertones”

Today Fm

Listen to this when you’re really angry”


A self-proclaimed “frank take on the shambolic Irish Health Service”, ‘Mental Health’ is a potent and necessary first offering from the quartet. It’s something the video, which you can view below, taps into to and then some. This is vital music from a band we’re sure are destined for big things in 2019 and beyond.”

The Thin air

Urgent. Brilliant. This fucking MATTERS.”

— Paul Mcloone

the band are throwing down a marker and are ones to keep an eye on as 2019 unfolds. I'd imagine some manner of protective headgear could be advantageous at their live shows too.”


An urgent and passionate, Blistering call to arms”

— Right Chord Music UK

Out Patience’ is one exhilarating whirlwind from Slyrydes”

— Indie Buddie

Frantic, manic and unrelentingly off-kilter, ‘Out Patience’ is a take no prisoners take on post-punk”

— The Last Mixed Tape