MYSLOVITZ ON TOUR IN IRELAND
Myslovitz will be promoting their album in Ireland during the tour:
31st of Oct. - Galway
1st of Nov. - Limerick
2nd of Nov. - Cork
3rd of Nov. - Waterford
5th of Nov. - Dublin
More details in section "gigs".
New album release in Ireland
Myslovitz release their new album Happiness Is Easy, in Ireland on August 24th through Irish indie label FIFA Records, home to the legendary Frank and Walters and indietronic band Hybrasil. With over 200,000 Poles now living in Ireland, the album is set to be a winner with the home team. However, Happiness Is Easy, though in Polish throughout, is a cracking record and the lead single Miec Czy Byc (To Have Or To Be) would sit comfortably on any rock playlist.
Myslovitz recently played a sold out show at The Village, Dublin. Myslovitz will return to Ireland in September/October for a number of nationwide dates.
The band from Myslowice honored by Minister
The band from Myslowice honored by Minister of Foreign Affairs
We have been informed by the diplomatic sources that Myslovitz have been honored with the Minister of Foreign Affairs Award for outstanding contribution to promoting Poland abroad in 2004. The band is one of many prize-winners, both from Poland and abroad. Myslovitz is going to be the first pop performer to ever receive the award.
The band has been nominated by the students of Academy of Diplomacy, run by Ministry of Foreign Affairs, who wanted to honor the success of the tour with The Corrs, which took the band across the biggest venues of France, Germany and UK, as well as the last two albums: “Korova Milky Bar, released in English, and instrumental “Skalary, mieczyki, neonki”. Myslovitz’s music has been recognized as contrasting with “products of showbiz mass culture”, which distinguishes the band from “European guitar bands”.
The award of the Minister of Foreign Affairs for promoting Poland has been awarded since 1970. After the statute had been modified in 1999, the award may be granted to both individuals and institutions. Polish expats and foreigners alike are also entitled to the award. Prize-winners so far included artists working in film and theatre (Krzysztof Warlikowski, Janusz Jozefowicz, Krystian Lupa), musicians (Wojciech Kilar) and social workers (Janina Ochojska). Other prize-winners were producers of a TV show “Europa da sie lubic”, national TV channel “TV Polonia” and Dance and Song Company “Slask”.
Minister of Foreign Affairs grants also separate awards to the best Polish sportsmen, archeologists, authors of best MA theses dealing with international affairs and visual artists for the best Polish posters.
This year’s awards for promoting Poland abroad will be handed in autumn at the seat of Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs.