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Restive Nation


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Restive Nation are a 7-piece alt-rock/electronic crossover collective from Dublin.
Formed in 2014 after witnessing a mind blowing Nine Inch Nails show.
The band spent months searching for a vocalist who would be adaptable to a diverse sound. After a number of failures they decided to do the unthinkable – to have guest vocalists collaborate on different tracks.
Through 2016 and 2017 the trio released 4 singles, each completely different from the last because of the genre defying inclusion of various vocalists; from the tribal infused tones of It’s Just A Skull...melancholic grunge of The Nihilist then leap forward into the space-time continuum of Cliffs Edge and land yourself in the thick of it with the brooding Murmur
2018 witnessed the band shoot with their first music video for The Future followed by the release of their debut EP We Atrophy which served as a tasting plate for everything they were capable. The EP featured an array of different voices as well as some instrumental tracks.
In 2018 the band reached new heights with their rendition of Mike Oldfield’s Tubular Bells which was accompanied by a parody video of The Exorcist. “The Exorcist Theme” was picked up by Hotpress and named their ‘track of the week’ on Halloween.
The band finished out the year with their most high-profile gig to date: opening for Mortiis in Dublin.
The band spent much of 2019 producing the follow up to their first EP
2020 sees the band release their 2nd EP “Lucidum” with lead single Coma


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