Formed in Dublin in 1981, Ireland’s longest running punk band have become increasingly successful, culminating in what has already been described as a “snarling and aggressive lyrically, perfectly bitter, recession-themed album” by State Magazine.
During the 1980s Paranoid Visions became a very succesful and borderline mainstream crossover act in their home country turning down several advances from major labels in order to keep the moral highground. Their track Beauty Queen appeared in the 1991 BAFTA winning and Oscar nominated movie The Commitments.
In 2005 the band reformed (having previously reformed for an offered slot on the Sex Pistols Filthy Lucre tour and later for a slot on The Damned’s 25th anniversary tour) and since then have been very prolific releasing three singles, two new albums and two back catalogue albums along with a live recording from the early 1990s.
2009 saw their last album Beware Of The God building on their commercial success in Ireland and expanding their fanbase worldwide. The album was voted the 107th best album in the history of Irish music by the Irish music industry.
Last year the band’s music appeared in two films: 3 Crosses and Little Foxes (Cottbus Film Festival winner).