The Xn-trix formed in 1981 with Paul Duffy (ex DC Nien) and Brian Brady (ex Tony Koklin Band). They lived and rehearsed together in a house in Balgriffen. They gigged extensively around Ireland and were a constant on the college circuit.
The band made numerous demos. A five track demo recorded at Setanta Studios in 1981 was carefully reviewed in Hot Press. The music was described as melodic, semi-psychedelic "new pop", well executed but let down by some lack lustre melodies and a poor vocalist. Dave Fanning had the band in for a session on two occasions. They also recorded an expensive demo at Windmill Lane.
The end came when they signed to management who then all of a sudden saw them as the Irish version of Dexy's Midnight Runners -- the band split in 1983.
Martin Dunne is now a successful screen and stage actor. Brian Brady went on to The Candy Zoomz (1983-86).
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