"..A perfect example of hook laden power pop at it's finest." HOT PRESS 


Although it features all of the members of the legendary indie outfit Ten Speed Racer, Dawns Eras Tides, is released as a solo record. "Why?" Some music journalists have asked. The answer from Dermot was simple, that they felt that there had been no real collaboration 'as a band' before the recording began- "Ten Speed Racer was the five of us together in a room in perfect harmony,(ha), but in the end it came down simply to logistics, really, I live in Norway, John in Australia, Pat, Terry and Joe in Ireland(Joe has since moved to France). To fully collaborate on a song would have taken months instead of it's usual hours, and these songs were pretty much written! Pretty much already fully formed. Anyway, what matters most is that the Album is GREAT because of THEM!"

      Superbly produced by Joe Chester, who has produced some of the finest Irish albums in recent history, the record was recorded in many places around the globe- The Living Room and Cauldron Studios, Dublin,  Astrosoundlabs, Bergen, Norway, and Mad Bear Studios in Perth, Australia.

To add to the global feel it was mixed by Joe in Nice, France, and mastered by Jørgen Træen in Duper Studios, Bergen.

The musicians on the record are –

Joe Chester (Ten Speed Racer, The Hedge Schools, A Lazarus Soul, The Waterboys, Etc.)- Guitars, organs, Pianos.

Pat Barrett (Ten Speed Racer, The Hedge Schools) - Bass.

Terry Cullen (Ten Speed Racer, Dae Kim) - Drums.

John Barrett (Ten Speed Racer, The Silent Minute) - Guitar.

Dermot Barrett (Ten Speed Racer, Maskedman) – Guitars and Vocals.

Donagh Molloy- Trumpet.

'DAWNS ERAS TIDES' has been named one of

TOM DUNNE'S Albums of the YEAR 2016  ,

One of Rob O Connor's(BeatFM) Albums of the Year, Ann Marie Walsh of 8Radio's Albums of the Year,

One of Joe Walsh's(EKKO PARK,NZ) Albums of the Year!

It was, also in the year, one of DAN HEGERTY's ALBUMS OF THE WEEK,

It was also the FEATURED ALBUM of the week on the legendary RODDIE CLEERE's Irish Music Show and,

FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK on The Departure Lounge, 8Radio.

"..A perfect example of hook laden power pop at it's finest." HOT PRESS

You can NOW also download or listen to it

on iTUNES-

After a long break from music came Maskedman- 'The Illusion of Grandeur'.

"The singer and guitarist writes songs with strong heartbeats that flicker and surge in all the right places...Barrett’s tremor of a voice is satisfyingly rich all the way through...there are no illusions of grandeur here – just a solid, honest foundation for whatever comes next." THE IRISH TIMES.

" Indie drive and nerve under fine words...if Coldplay did 'Sellotape the Seams', it would be a full blown world hit.." BERGENAVISEN.

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  Ten Speed Racer released two Albums, 1 EP, and 8 singles in their short existance, as well as touring the US, The UK and Ireland.

  All the records recieved glowing reviews from the music world press from Hot Press to NME.