October 22, 2013

Goodbye Iowa’s first Video shoot for ‘Keepsake’.

In anticipation of The Manhattan Syndrome’s debut Album ‘Goodbye Iowa’ we’ve been planning a few video shoots to release with it. On Sunday the first of these took place at SpireVision Studio in Dublin, and wow was it a good one! Working on a very low budget, and taking the entire creative process into our own hands, we think we have come up with something quite special. Here are some teasers!


‘Keepsake’ is a slower, tender song, one of the warmest places on the upcoming ‘Goodbye Iowa’, and so we opted for a video which showcases that. We can’t give too much away, but it’s safe to say that it was a joy to film, and our two young actors were quite outstanding.

Zena and Alex, and their Mums Darina and Daniela, simply brought the whole project to a new level, and we genuinely expect great things from these two in the near future. They understood the music, and their sincerity shows on screen. We can’t wait for you to see it :)

More to come soon!


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September 15, 2013

Call for young Actors!

Hi all,

We are currently putting the finishing touches to our first album and hope to release it shortly. At the same time we are looking to record videos to go with potential singles off the album. We are looking for male and female actors between the ages of 9 and 12 years old to star in one such video. Shooting will take place in a studio in Dublin city centre and should take approximately five hours. If you are interested, or know anyone that is interested, please contact us at contact@themanhattansyndrome.com for details, or get in touch right here.


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June 22, 2013

Goodbye Iowa recording wrapped up, and a YouBloom performance.


It’s been a while, but we’re happy to say that the recording stage of ‘Goodbye Iowa’ is now finished! Months of work, tears, and hours of computer games have gone into the process, and so far we are damn happy and excited! We really believe this album is going to turn heads, and we just can’t wait for people to hear it.

Just a couple of stages to go now, some might say the most important ones :) Mixing, more mixing, fights to the death, and then more mixing again.. it’s all part of the process! We really must thank Alywn Walker for all he’s done so far, he’s taken this project to a level we didn’t think possible, and without his guidance, sarky humour, and thorough attitude we’d be missing something vital. Check him out, great studio, great producer.


We also have to announce our first live performance in far too long! The YouBloom festival is coming to town, and we’re right there with it! You can catch us in:

The Mercantile, 29/06/13, at 8.30pm.


For more on the festival click right HERE


A little update in the IMAGES section also.



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March 17, 2013

Goodbye Iowa Recording Update

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We think an update might be due now.


‘Goodbye Iowa’ is to be the name of The Manhattan Syndrome’s debut Album. It’s been a long time coming, with months of preparation and a ruthless culling of material that didn’t make the grade, but a 10 track album is now beginning to take shape.

We’re delighted to be at Westland Studios, being recorded and produced by Alwyn Walker. It’s pretty cool to be in a place that so many great artists have graced before, Kate Bush, Bell X1, Placebo, to name a few.

Here’s a little taste of the story so far, featuring drum-sticker Sean Hughes.


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October 13, 2012

New Album and Dr. Sean Hughes is Reading your Mind

First off, a very big congratulations to our usually monosyllabic drummer Sean Hughes! Ruining drummer stereotypes everywhere, he has just completed his final paper for his PHD in Psychology. Dr. Sean Hughes will soon be mending our problems and reading our minds officially. Well done Sean!

And then:

After many hard months writing and rehearsing, we’re finally getting to grips with what will be our debut album. We have our opening song – one of the few titled ones – and it’s called ‘The one thing that won’t go away’. The rest is starting to take shape, we have the tracks, but the order will be a difficult task.

As for names… well we have some interesting news.

Very soon our Crowd Funding campaign will kick off on the website Fundit.ie, and along with many other rewards for donations, we will be offering 6 song titles. We want the people who help us make the album a reality to leave their mark on it, and having you name our tracks is just a pretty amazing way of doing that.

We also want someone to name the album for us…

Stay tuned for more very shortly. We’ll have some new imagery, and content coming.



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August 7, 2012

Kilkenny Arts Festival

We’re delighted to be playinf at the Kilkenny Arts Festival on Aug 15th this year.

Pick up some tickets here: http://www.kilkennyarts.ie/events/details/new-music/

It should be a great night, with some rgeat acts like Abigail Smith, Anagog, Replete, and Trumpets of Jericho playing, so get down to Kilkenny and enjoy the festival!



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June 13, 2012

Opportunity at The Stendhal Festival

One question….

Vote for The Manhattan Syndrome.


Can you vote for us please?

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March 9, 2012

Great review from Dublin Uncut

It’s always great when an unexpected review comes along that you can be proud of.

A big thanks to Dublin Uncut for including us in their list of acts to see.

Right HERE

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February 29, 2012

March 16th poster

The Manhattan Syndrome play The Workman's Club.

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February 29, 2012

The Manhattan Syndrome with The Notas & The Former Soviet Republic.

The Manhattan Syndrome

With support from The Notas & The Former Soviet Republic
March 16th at 8pm.
The Workman’s Club,
10 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2.
Entry: €7.

The Manhattan Syndrome take to the stage for their second headline show of the year. Fresh from a packed house in Whelans last month, the band return to The Workman’s Club for the launch of their new label Walk Run Fall Records, with support from rising stars The Notas, and acclaimed songsmith The Former Soviet Republic.

For more information, including interviews and passes, contact:
 The Notas combine the sounds of reverb heavy guitars, haunting, electric synths and heart pounding yet dancey drums to form a wall of sound that will have you dancing from the first note. More information available here: http://breakingtunes.com/thenotas


 The Former Soviet Republic is the mostly solo project of I.H. Wright, started as a home distraction from the 5-piece Wright was then a part of, until he decided that going it alone was the right fit for him: a stance which subsequently softened with the use of a few guest musicians brought in at the tail end of making The Former Soviet Republic is Made Of This. Perhaps the main consequence of playing and writing alone was that without anyone to tell him that he wasn’t in “that sort of band”, his output has been a schizophrenic mix of loop-based insturmental music, multi-layered and pitchshifted shoegazey guitar workouts, short Beatles pastiches and singer-songwritery stuff that is nearly unavoidable when the only instrument you have genuine muscle memory with is a guitar. http://theformersovietrepublic.bandcamp.com/
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