THE DUDLEY CORPORATION
The Dudley Corporation are Joss, Mark and Dudley.
Of "In Love With The Dudley Corporation" Q magazine said that the Dublin
three-piece have 'perfected the whole stop/start, quiet/loud thing' and that
something truly special was around the corner. Alternative Ulster placed the
album at Number 9 in its albums of the year, one place behind The Darkness,
while Irish magazine Hot Press lauded it as the 59th greatest Irish LP ever
It's been some ride. A phenomenal live workrate has taken them to the UK,
America, Iceland, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium and Austria. Their shows are
notoriously frenzied, visceral and exciting affairs with one song careering into
another or stopping on a sixpence, as they say in football parlance. Past
touring has also seen them take in shows with such luminaries as Pinback, Low,
RFTC, Trail Of Dead and Stephen Malkmus.
In brief, they play short rock songs with wit, verve, romance and booksmarts.
In-between bouts of touring they've managed to release two acclaimed LPs,
several 7" singles and been on a slew of compilations. The Lonely World Of The
Dudley Corporation was recorded in June 2001 at The Delgados Chem19 Studios in
Scotland with Andy Miller and was released in Ireland/UK on Scientific
Laboratories and in the US by Flameshovel Records.
In Love With The Dudley Corporation was made in the same studio in 2003,
featuring appearances from members of The Delgados, Camera Obscura and The Tycho
Brahe and yielded their first Irish Top 30 single, 'What A Human Does'. It was
released late in early 2004 on Scientific Laboratories in the UK and Europe and
came out in July 2004 in Japan on And Records.
In early 2005 work began in earnest on LP#3, with Rob Bochnik (Smog, The Frames)
at the helm. It's called 'Year Of The Husband' and is released in Ireland on
July 4th, and the UK on July 7th on Absolutely Kosher.