About DITS

Formed in 2012 by childhood friends Mark Heffernan and Devin Griffin, Death in the Sickroom burst onto the Dublin indie scene as Bluebell's jangliest four piece, quickly becoming synonymous with intricate twelve-string guitar playing, glittering melodies, and acerbic portraits of unsavoury Dublin archetypes. After signing with Reekus Records in 2013 the group went on to play venues such as The Workman's Club, Whelan’s Upstairs, Sweeney's, Twisted Pepper, The Mercantile, The Grand Social, Crane Lane, Electric Picnic, and Hard Working Class Heroes. DITS have recorded live on Today FM with Paul Mcloone, Radio Nova, and have performed on RTE's coverage of Electric Picnic. The group’s debut EP, Brick to the Face, was released in 2013 to favourable reviews and was lauded as ‘refreshingly brash with a social realist tinge' and as a ‘snotty, kitchen-sink-inspired salvo of jangle pop’.  

Following a short hiatus, Death in the Sickroom reformed in 2016 with the inclusion of bass player, Laura Byrne, and drummer, Sean Cooling. Since the group's reformation, Death in the Sickroom have performed in Bru House and The Mezz, and have headlined Sin E, Whelan's Upstairs, and The Workman's Club as part of the Dublin Quays Festival. The group’s re-emergence in 2017 sees frontman and principal songwriter, Mark Heffernan, mature in his craft and further the group’s sonic progression with chorus laden ballads of self-doubt, grimier explorations of tension and momentum, and colourfully overblown disco anthems.