VA – “Four Corners” 4-way split [EP] (2015)


Never Meant Records has brought four young musicians from four corners of Ireland together for a unique collaborative four way split aptly entitled “Four Corners”. The release containing a song each from  Limerick’s Anna’s Anchor, Galway’s Dream State, Wicklow’s Hostile Smiles and Cork’s Míde Houlihan has been giving a pressing onto a limited edition 7” square lathe cut record that has been cut on a 1950’s era machine.

The 4 way split is a communal effort from a group of friends that have been brought together through touring the emerald isle aiming to pool each other’s resources and have a unique shared experience. All of the acts are inherently different but contain a similar DIY ethic with punk tendencies. The four artists will be going on a tour of the country together this October also to celebrate the occasion. The songs from the release can be downloaded for free at and the record can be bought from .

Anna’s Anchor is the project of Marty Ryan whose honest blend of heart felt lyrics mixed with edgy delayed guitars and soft acoustic undertones was met with acclaim during the Summer of 2015 after Marty completed the islands project which saw him visit 8 remote islands for 8 weeks to play 8 gigs and write,record & release 8 songs. Check out

Míde Houlihan from Clonakilty recently released her debut album which was recorded in the Cauldron Studio, Dublin. Her pop sensibilities with alternative subtleties is the perfect accompaniment for her beautiful vocals.

DREAM STATE and HOSTILE SMILE have featured heavily in the punk scene in Ireland over the last number of years but are showing their softer side on both this 7” split and the tour which is going to be hitting:

Limerick – Cobblstone Joe’s – October 7th
Galway – Roisín Dubh (Upstairs) – October 8th
Cork – The Roundy – October 9th
Dublin – Sin é – October 10th

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