TEN SPEED RACER to Release Their EPIC 2002 EP "GIRLS AND MAGAZINES" to ALL digital Platforms 5th APRIL 2024


Ten Speed Racer  have decided to RE-RELEASE their entire catalog and some unheard tunes to boot.. This kicked off with the Release Of "ESKIMO BEACH BOY(23rd Anniversary Edition) on 10th NOVEMBER.

THE GUARDIAN -"A fantastic foursquare rock quintet who share musical common ground with Spiritualized and Queens of the Stone Age."

LOGO- "Mind-blowing."
VIRTUALLY ALTERNATIVE -"A vivacious mix of sonically charged guitars, ethereal melodies and intelligent vocals."

HOT PRESS - "A finely crafted album."

SUNDAY INDEPENDENT - "Tenspeedracer will be around for a long, long time."

LOCAL.I.E.-"From the band that seems to have sprung from nowhere comes what should be one of the albums of the year -The songs bring you back to a time when music seemed more pure."

UNIVERSITY RECORD -"Reminiscent of another late and great Dublin band, Rollerskate Skinny."




 Ten Speed Racer were three Barrett Brother- Pat, Dermot and John...with great friends Joe Chester and Terry Cullen.

IN their short, chaotic and extraordinary lifespan Ten Speed Racer released two full Albums-

ESKIMO BEACH BOY(2000)- Recorded and Produced by TSR, and mixed by Joe in Sun Studios, Dublin, in 10 days.

10SR(2003) - Produced by the band and mixed by Darren Alison(Divine Comedy, Spiritualized)


...and 8 singles....All to phenomenal critical acclaim. "Your demon Heart" gaining Single of the week in The Guardian and NME.

They toured the US, the UK and Ireland many times.

They were championed in the UK by the likes of NME and The Guardian, and on radio by BBC Ulster, BBC6 music, Xfm and VirginRadio.

In Ireland, they were championed by Tom Dunne, Dan Hegerty, Roddie Cleere, Phantom FM among the many radio people who got on their side, and of course HOT PRESS, RTE Guide and many of the newspapers.

They Split in 2004, finishing with a fantastically rawcous and rowdy farewell gig in Dublin's Temple Bar Music Centre with many of the audience storming the stage for the finale.

To see what they have been up to since, and are up to these days-

Joe Chester- Joe has continued making and producing great music, learn all about it here- www.joechester.com . Most of his music is on Bandcamp and most streaming patforms.

Pat Barrett- Pat makes music under the name ARRIVALISTS-

                       Pat and Joe also made some albums together under the name- Hedge Schools

Dermot Barrett- Has made two albums -

Maskedman- The Illusion of Grandeur

Dermot Barrett- Dawns Eras Tides. This album was Produced by Joe and features all of Ten Speed Racer playing on it!!

                            He has a new album coming in 2024, releases have begun under the name MOUNTAIN STARS, with two of Bergens finest musicians, Daniel Birkeland and Frode Unneland.

All his music is on most streaming Platforms.

John BarrettJohn has released several albums under his own name and under the name The Silent Minute. They can be found on BANDCAMP                   

                                       'Something for the Panic' can be found on most streaming platforms.