Hailing from Malahide in County Dublin, Director are Michael Moloney (Vocals/Guitar), Eoin Aherne (Guitar), Shea Lawlor (Drums) and Rowan Averill (Bass).
Taking their musical cues from their early encounters with the classic songwriting of The Beatles, Steely Dan and Randy Newman, Director cite Beck, Grandaddy, Muse and The Strokes, as some of their modern day influences.
Director’s debut single, “Reconnect” was released in Ireland and the UK on April 26, 2006. The single stayed in the Irish charts for 12 weeks peaking at number 10.
Director’s debut album, “We Thrive on Big Cities” was released on October 6 in the Republic of Ireland and included their debut single, “Reconnect”. Within the first week of release, the album had reached number 2 in the Irish album sales charts. The album went on to go Platinum and spent a total of 29 weeks in the Irish chart.
The second single taken from the band’s debut album, “Come With a Friend”, was released on September 29 of the same year. The third single from the album, “Leave It to Me”, was released on January 5 2007. Both these releases were solely in the Republic of Ireland.
The album was nominated for the Choice Music Prize 2006 for Irish album of the year. It was also nominated in the ‘Best Irish Album’ category at the 2006 Meteor Music Awards at which the band won the award for ‘Best New Irish Act’ and performed their single “Reconnect” live.
Highlighted as one of our 20 groups to watch in 2009, Director announced several months ago that work on their newest work was in the refining stage. Titled Ill Wait For Sound, the album certainly has many jittery hands awaiting it as the groups previous work, We Thrive On Big Cities, rivaled The Killers for the top spot in the UK charts in 2006.