One of Ireland's top live attractions, they pack venues across the country, and regularly outsell visiting acts with international profiles.
Their captivating livewire performances and exciting melody driven songs have won them many friends outside Ireland.
Overseas they have played shows in USA, Canada, France, Netherlands, Belgiuim, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Norway, England and Scotland.
They've been invited to open for a wide range of bands from Duran Duran, to Jools Holland, to Ian Dury, to Sebadoh, to The Levellers , to Shed Seven.
Watercress founded the self-owned label Creeping Herb as a vehicle for their music.
Their debut album "Bummer" and a series of CD EPs (packaged in the distinctive artwork of outstanding illustrator Philip Hay), won them considerable radio and press attention in Ireland.
These independent releases have chalked up healthy sales, topping "independent" charts in both Northern and Southern Ireland.
The band's profile was further enhanced when they turned up as presenters and resident musical band of a six part television series, called "This Way Up", broadcast on BBC1 in Ireland.
Watercress have since been nominated for best single/best new act at the Heineken/Hot Press (national music press) awards, best video at the IRMA (Irish Music Industry) awards, best single/best video at the RTE/Coca-Cola (national television) awards, and best band/single/album at the "Oh Yeah" (Ireland's leading website for music) awards.
They have also won the award for best musical project at Belfast's Arts Awards.
Internationally, they've played at a number of major festivals and fairs including Glastonbury and Phoenix in the UK; Wittness in Ireland; Milwaukee Summerfest, The New York and Boston Guiness Fleadhs, CMJ and The Digital Club Fest in the USA; CMW in Toronto, Canada; MIDEM in Cannes, France; and Roskilde in Denmark.
The international media have been hugely excited by the band (see accompanying samples), and they've picked up radio play and TV appearances in a considerable number of countries.
This year's summer concerts in Ireland and Scandinavia have just been broadcast on national tv/radio.
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3. Tripped Up
6. Stars Shine On
7. I Wish (Someone Would Shoot Me)
8. Francie Brady d.a.f (RIP)
11. Someone's Watching You
12. Other Things
13. Oh Yeah
14. Sky Rocket
15. Fire in the Cup