The Optimists are a pop/alternative original band based in Dublin. Made up of 6 students from the British and Irish Modern Music Institute (BIMM), the band are a group of eccentric, excitable young people with a range of different musical abilities. Their influences include; Years and Years, Foals and Biffy Clyro. The band have only played
together for a year but have already had their radio debut and played a range of high end gigs around the country, in venues such as; The Button Factory, Whelan’s, The Workman’s Club, The Swagman and many more.
Pieced together by total luck, after guitarist, Tom McGlynn’s failed attempt at being a lyricist, the band have progressed hugely in the last few months. The Optimists are soon releasing their first debut single “Nobody’s Watching”, a huge hit among their fans, and they have big plans for 2016. They hope to release their first EP in late Autumn, now that their song books are over flowing. This EP is greatly anticipated by fans of the band, as their music is becoming widely known throughout Dublin for it’s catchy hooks and tasty guitar riffs. UCD’s “College Tribune” described the band as “passionate and extremely focused” and “unsurprisingly optimist”.
The Optimists are set to release their highly anticipated second single ‘Not Her‘. To celebrate this, the band will be playing The Workmans Club on Wednesday 26th April.