The Irascibles

The Irascibles

Traditional 3 piece “bluesabilly” beat combo from Cardiff.

Although The Irascibles are a new band there is no escaping the importance that history plays in their story. Both in terms of their own history, but also the influence that musical forms such as Delta Blues and World Music have had upon them.

The band consist of brothers Phil & Drew Moxham and singer Nick Lewis. Working in and around the Cardiff music scene since the late 1970s it seems that almost every important Cardiff DIY band of the past 3 decades has featured at least one of their members. Phil Moxham is best known as a member of the hugely influential post punk band the Young Marble Giants (YMG) fans of which included Kurt Cobain & REM’s Peter Buck. After the split Phil continued working with singer Alison Statton and formed ‘Weekend’. Like YMG the band were signed to Rough Trade and their first album ‘La Variete’ has been cited as a major influence on bands such as the Sundays and Belle & Sebastian.

“I also did some work with David Thomas of Pere Ubu and I played with Everything But the Girl for a year. That helped pay off my tax bill!”​