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All Whats Rock REVIEW: Steal The Sky

Posted by The Killdares on Dec 2, 2014

Once you hear the latest from The Killdares, if you haven’t heard them before, you will be all over their catalog looking for more of this amazing Celtic heavy band that amazingly fuse power pop and other mainstream categories into their canon.  There is a freshness that cannot be denied.  Read full review here.

Band Blurb Review: Steal The Sky

Posted by The Killdares on Nov 24, 2014

“Steal The Sky, released on the Crimson Clover label, marks the sixth studio release from veteran Texas outfit The Killdares.  This eleven-song collection finds them still adventurous and moving forward at a time when many regional powerhouses have long since faded from the scene…” Read full review here.

VENTS Magazine: Interview + Song Stream

Posted by The Killdares on Sep 23, 2014

VENTS Magazine recently sat down with lead singer/drummer Tim Smith to discuss the making of the brand new album Steal The Sky…and much more.  Read the full interview and listen to the song “Setting Suns” here.

INTERVIEW: In Depth with PensEyeView

Posted by The Killdares on Nov 30, 2011

Recently the band hooked up with Richie Frieman of for a lengthy in-depth interview that gets up close and personal. is an active online blog site featuring some of the best emerging artists, and we are proud to be this month’s featured artist.  Wanna know more about the band?  Read the entire interview here.

Six Water Grog REVIEW: Up Against The Lights

Posted by The Killdares on Nov 1, 2011

By: Lanny Fields
Published: September 25th, 2011

I had not heard of the Dallas, Texas Celtic rock band The Killdares before I watched their recently released concert DVD Up Against the Lights. The first thing I noticed was the professional look.  There’s a polished, modern style to the editing that gives it the feel of an arena rock show.  The second thing that got my attention was the non-stereotypical songwriting evident in their originals.  I was halfway expecting standard songs about whiskey, murder and politics – you know…Celtic rock stuff – but actually what I picked up on was a 1960′s “smile on your brother” kinda vibe coming from drummer and lead vocalist Tim Smith’s lyrics.  Pleasantly surprised.  While the lyrics may have a folk-rock bent, musically The Killdares have more in common with Aerosmith or Led Zeppelin. [Read entire Review here]

Midwest Irish Focus REVIEW: Up Against The Lights

Posted by The Killdares on Aug 30, 2011

The Complete Killdares Experience
By Pete Maher, Midwest Irish Focus
Published: August 1, 2011

When I first met The Killdares – at the 2010 Iowa Irish Fest in Waterloo, Iowa – they had quite literally just finished the initial production of this multimedia package at a show in Dallas and they were understandably excited about it. And here we are, just about a year later, and it is very clear to me now why they were so excited.

That is because “The Killdares – Up Against The Lights” is the real deal. Not only is it a full-length concert video, exceptionally recorded, edited and produced – it is also a double CD of just about every favorite Killdares song or tune with a few previously unreleased stunners tossed in there as well. In both efforts, the talents of all band members are exceptionally well showcased.

From the lead singing and driving drumbeats of band founder Tim Smith and the highland piping of Matt Willis to the lyrical fiddle Read the rest of this entry »

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