Jake Tiernan is from Galway and is 20 years old. He has played bass and guitar since he was 15. Jake co-hosts a radio show on Flirt FM, The In-house Drive-by, which is a weekly music history show, providing listeners with in-depth explorations of a particular group’s origins, discography and influences, focussing mainly on punk and alternative music. He has a particular interest in music as a catalyst for cultural change and is seeking to make a career in music journalism.
Derry band Touts' rapid-fire sociopolitical commentary resonates with a despondent generation, writes Jake Tiernan, in the second review from our new Music Writer Mentoring Scheme, supported by Galway City and Galway County Arts Offices.