International Women’s Day // New Song: The Caregiver

“One line, one home, one artery,
it’s work, it’s work, for a salary”

The Caregiver by youreonlymassive

To celebrate the occasion of International Women’s Day, we have made the song “The Caregiver” available for you to listen to. Enjoy.

Aus Anlass des internationalen Frauentags, machen wir das Lied “The Caregiver” für dich verfügbar. Viel Spaß beim Hören!

P.S. Here are the two facebook events for

our upcoming show in Rome:

and the show on March 26th at Monster Ronson’s in Berlin:

Dear Soldiers: Thank you for 2010

So many things happened in 2010, here are some pieces to the puzzle.

1. New Year’s Day: Trip to Sligo to work on the Audiodetour, released in July.

2. Off Plan, a New Version of the Orestia, written by Simon Doyle and directed by Rachel West / RAW Theatre, Project Arts Centre Dublin, February. Role of Cassandra: music & performance.

3. Ladyfest Munich: <3 to Munich and to all Ladyfesten.

4. Buddy Buddy The Musical. Coming in 2011. All images pre-production / rights reserved.

5. Disco-nnect at Heimatfestival in Potsdam:

6. Papergirl: Introducing a new version of Here Is Home for the trailer of Papergirl Berlin We also played a concert at the vernissage / opening party.

Trailer Papergirl #5 from CUTZ. on Vimeo.

7. Gleisdreieck Concert:

8. Sugar Shake Fan Video:

9.The Fourth Quarter Mixtapes:

Vol I
The Fourth Quarter by youreonlymassive

Vol II
The Fourth Quarter Vol II – “I’ll be right over” by youreonlymassive

10: Zum Schein Exhibition at Neurotitan im Haus Schwarzenberg, Mitte, Berlin.

11. The Open Door.
Footage: Concert in Berlin, 17.12.10 / Landing in Cork International Airport, 21.12.10

The Open Door from on Vimeo.

Thank you so much to all of our soldiers who gave us so much love and support in 2010. We can’t wait to sail into 2011 with you! If you haven’t already, you can sign up to our mailing list here and keep in touch.


Extra Crowdsurfing Shots from 2010!

Audiodetour Is Launched!

You’re Only Massive are very proud, excited and happy to launch “Audiodetour”, a site-responsive audio walk for two people, commissioned by The Model, Sligo.

You can get full details and instructions on how to take the tour and download the audio files at the website of The Model, Sligo:

The Model

A huge thank you to Aoife Flynn for making this all happen. Thank you to everyone at The Model in Sligo, especially Anne and Richard. Thank you to everyone we interviewed and the staff of the Ulster Bank, Sligo. Thank you to the lady who caught me (DM) as I slipped on the ice in January. Thank you to Séamus Murphy and John Murphy for invaluable field recordings. Thank you to Alisa Tretau and Rachel Ní Chuinn for testing the tour for us and giving us valuable feedback. Go raibh míle maith agaibh.

A final winter walk around the Lough, on the Southside of Cork City.

A final winter walk around the Lough, on the Southside of Cork City.

When I started at University College Cork, the southside of the City was as unfamiliar as any foreign street.

It often occurred to me on my journey to the college that , once I was across the South Channel of the river, I didn’t know what lay in the alleys and avenues all around.
I had no clue what short cuts or scenic routes, hiding places or flat areas for playing football, could be found.
Yet, this wasn’t a foreign City. It was the same Cork City.
The houses were the same and the people were the same, they were just built to a different map.

However, there is one thing they don’t have on the Northside:

The Lough, a giant pond, a miniature lake in the middle of the city. A sanctuary and home to hundreds of rare birds since the time of Cromwell. Frozen over on New Years Day, when this recording was made, we came on to the Lough from the west, from the UCC side, then turned right and did our circuit.
Click here to download it (Once again let me know how the RTF embedding works out for you.)

Along the way you can hear:

Liam showing us where he fell in as a child,
Young kids getting too close to the water, being pulled back,
A few birds taking their chances with the few thawed patches of water,
Various scraps of conversation between birds and people,
The ice “is like a coffee table, it’s that thick”,
Some spontaneous words from Liam,
Around 7.00 someone can be heard smashing the ice with a stick, eventually breaking through,
Soon after we met some Indian people who seemed delighted by the novelty of it all,
Next, the sound of stones and other debris being thrown on the ice plate can be heard,
The sound waves vibrating the whole sheet like a tight drumskin,
After, we come to the roadside, where the Sunday Strollers meet the cars,
Finally, we leave the Lough and head back towards Barrack Street and some hot drinks.