Heirs to Nothing: Sucker Review

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When someone you never met before suddenly sends you 10 megabytes of unsolicted music, you tend to think there might be two things going on. These guys are new to the game or it’s just plain desperation.

Heirs to Nothing seem to be a band of contradictions, while their myspace page says they are from Galway, the email your reviewer received states their hometown is Limerick.

Sucker (Driving Me Away) is their debut single, released in September and was better than I expected. It’s a standard AOR track starting with a guitar/vocal and then a drum build up.. I would have liked a bit more Umph when the track really kicks in. Recording and production are both clean, near the end of the track harmonies kick in, more of that earlier would have lifted the track a bit, as would brightening the drum sound.

The other tracks the band included are Lover and Runaway. Lover starts like an 80’s throwback reminisent of Visage. About 2 minutes into the track the full pop sound comes to the fore. While Runaway is a definitely a more rock track but I think it needs to be at a faster tempo.

Founded by Martin Bennett, the guys do still have a lot of growing to do and need to find exactly where they fit. I hope they are not releasing their debut too soon.


3 out of 6

Word of advice: Don’t send unsolicted material to ANYONE. Don’t CC, BCC your emails, we want to feel special. Make sure you have a proper biography and all information matches on all your publicly accesible sites. This could be the difference between being played on the radio and your material being binned.

After re-reading the band’s email to me I’d like to point out that it said ‘hometown and Limerick’. Apologies but it was hard to read the whole thing being in one paragraph.

Picture taken from the band’s myspace page



  • Martin Bennett

    We would love to take part on your radio show any time you can fit us in.Martin. 🙂

    • nessy

      Cool will email you..

  • Martin Bennett

    Hey,Martin here from heirs to nothing,firstly,thanks to Sean for the comment.it rocks!!!Secondly,thanks Vanessa for taking the time to review our song.You were right in saying we were new to the game.At the stage we sent that e mail we were only together 3 months and it was act a p.r. campaign we were looking for but had no idea where to start,but everything fell into place after and your review made us reconsider our options and we decided in the end to release “lover” which went into the charts at number 13.and since that we’ve reached the top ten for the meteor award for most promising artist for 2010.We’re releasing our next single “watching over me” for suicide awareness at the beginning of may and would be very gratefull if you’d review it for us.keep up the good work,we’re all in this for the same reasons,fighting the same fight.quality music!!!

    • nessy

      Hi Martin,

      No probs at all. In the meantime if you want to come on my radio show you’re more than welcome


  • nessy

    Sean I have to say you’re quite entertaining, Myspace pages can be updated and Heirs to Nothing’s Myspace has been updated since the point when I wrote that review.

    That doesnt take away from the fact that the band sent me 10MB of unsolicited material and did not approach me in any manner.

    However, while your concern for the band’s hometown is admirable it still has absolutely nothing to do with the review I wrote of the Music.. Could I also suggest that if you are trying to stand up and support the band that you dont use ‘txtspk’ and actually construct a sentence properly to convey your opinions.



  • Mr S

    well if u r able to write a review like dat ud want to do sum research of ur own nd if u did ya wud hav clearly seen dey r frm BIRR CO.OFFALY nd there myspace says birr

  • nessy

    I was getting my info from the bands myspace and the block of information they sent …

    Receiving information from the band in this manner led me to write


  • Mr S


  • Mr S

    Heirs To Nothing are gonna OFFAY ledgends not limerick or galway were u gettin ur info

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