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If I can’t hear that I put it aside.” Picture This play the Olympia, Dublin on November 12 Their rapid rise has been unlike any ever seen in Irish music.
As their wild ride heads for Stradbally, Picture This discuss their headstrong approach, their crowd-pleasing style, and why you won't catch them behind a velvet rope any time soon.
We want to write the kind of songs we would love to hear ourselves.
Our songs are gritty, about real life with uplifting lyrics and melodies.
“It was the song that became our first single, ‘Take My Hand’, and it got a great response.
Jimmy, who knew me from around, saw it and texted me and said, ‘You have to come down to my studio tomorrow and we’ll try and do something.’” Rainsford takes up the story: “Ryan came down and we did it all in one day.“I’m a drummer mainly and I started out as a heavy metal fan,” he says.“I was listening to Metallica and Slipknot and that kind of stuff. I’ve always wanted to get into it and when myself and Ryan got together, I thought this is the perfect opportunity.On the back of just a single song, uploaded to Facebook, they created a sizeable audience.Now, after releasing just their second tune online, they’ve sold out their debut gig in Dublin’s Academy.Though they’ve only officially released three songs, Athy duo Picture This are now selling out major gigs on the back of several viral videos.