No Monster Club is the cartoonish art-pop creation of Dublin’s Sir Bobby Jukebox – an act that produces records with “the kind of tunefulness that makes a joke of so much contemporary pop music” (The Irish Times), and summery singles that have been compared to “a stripped-down, sugar high Pet Sounds” (NYLON Magazine).
Over the past few years, SBJ (often accompanied live & in studio by members of the acclaimed Popical Island collective) has toured across the world, appeared on Irish & American TV, recorded a radio session on the legendary WFMU and shared a stage with the likes of The Polyphonic Spree, Girls Names, Abe Vigoda, JEFF The Brotherhood, Juan Wauters and So Cow.
No Monster Club’s music has been released all over the world, by esteemed indie labels including Mirror Universe (USA), Already Dead Records (USA), Emotional Response (USA), Cool For Cats (England), CF Records (Northern Ireland), Popical Island (Ireland), Masses (Australia), Autoplacer (Spain) & Mia Cameretta (Italy) – and the band has attracted a cult fanbase that includes amongst its numbers The Polyphonic Spree, James Acaster, John Hodgman, BMX Bandits, Frankie Cosmos, Everett True, Jeffrey Lewis and even Jedward.
The Last Mixed Tape: “The mad scientist of Irish indie-pop… one of the most inventive and unpredictable acts on the Irish music scene.”
Everett True: “Unfettered, unafraid, purely wonderful (pure and wonderful).”
The Irish Times: “Bobby Aherne may be one of the most prolific Irish songwriters around, but his quality control remains assured.”
Barry Gruff: “Easily one of the most reliable, inventive and brilliant bands in Ireland.”
State Magazine: “[No Monster Club] will give you national pride.”
The Thin Air: “One of the country’s most precious, odd and necessary musicians…”