O Emperor merchandise
The Waterford five-piece spent the last six months of 2009 astounding all and sundry with their unique brand of gorgeously crafted and constructed music.
Following on from their headline appearance on the New Band Stage at Oxegen, they released their first single “PO” which ignited the interest of the media and industry – between October and December the band performed numerous sessions on TV, radio and websites as well as shows and showcases increasing their fan base with each one; by the end of the year O Emperor was band to watch out for.
2010 has seen O Emperor in and out of the studio working on their New Reverie ep and their debut album due for release in September. Never happier than when performing the band have also graced stages around the country and UK including supporting Ocean Colour Scene and more recently Mumford and Sons. To celebrate the release of “Reverie” O Emperor embark on an extensive Irish tour
"Gentle and delicate songs, guided by intricate urgently-picked guitars, grinding electric lines, expansive piano playing, some electronic tomfoolery, and wonderfully harmonised vocals - there’s a straightforward sincerity to the music of Waterford band O Emperor. Sounding a little like the Beach Boys, The Band, and The Smiths being digested by a cannibalistic Lee Mavers from the La’s, O Emperor haven’t even released an album yet and they’re already better than many decades-old bands I could mention..."Hot Press 2009
HOT PRESS - JULY 15th 2009
“O Emperor sparkled like the jewels in the crown of the Waterford music scene that they are”
THE IRISH TIMES
“Of all the bands I caught last night here in Dublin at the Hard Working Class Heroes Festival, the real standout was this band from Cork, O Emperor that played early on at Andrews Lane. It was warm and personal and genuine, but still has its best music ahead. Give this one some time and some sunlight and it's going to grow into something large”
“O Emperor seem uncannily older than their years. Boasting slick production along with meticulous arrangements, O Emperor have ticked off the right boxes to create a post-rock classic”
“Nothing short of genius”
“Beautifully polished songs, many of which should already be stamped ‘classic-in-waiting’; each seems to come complete with great verses, hummable choruses and gorgeous harmonies. Why can’t all bands be this instantly lovable? O Emperor are already different class”