Category : Introducing

Introducing #46: Candy’s Eyes

Name: Candy’s Eyes Formed: November 2012 Hometown: Belfast Genre: Folk/Acoustic/Jazz Similar to: Laura Marling | Rachel Austin | James Blake What They Say: Spooky songs about death and revenge… and birds. What We Say: Predominantly a stripped back affair this time round from Elizabeth McGeown, yet…

March 6, 2014

Introducing #45: Amanda St John

  Name: Amanda St John Formed: January 2012 Hometown: Glenariffe, Co Antrim Genre: Soul/Blues Similar to: Bill Withers | Imelda May What They Say: Soul and Blues inspired songs, filled with energy, funky grooves and soulful vocals What We Say: Dynamic sing songwriter with an appetite…

February 28, 2014

Introducing #44 – Freak’s

  Name: Freak’s Formed: February 2013 Hometown: Strabane Genre: Indie Rock Line-up: Ronan Duffy, Pete Devine & Ronan Doherty Similar to: The Black Keys | The Libertines | Bob Dylan What They Say: A Strabane based band, united by our love of Barry White. What We Say: Quirky, intriguing…

January 17, 2014

Introducing #43 – Mere Moths

  Name: Mere Moths Formed: January 2012 (becomes solo project in August 2012) Hometown: Dromore Genre: Acoustic Rock Line-up: Patrick Wright (Guitar/Vocals) Similar to: The Black Keys | The Libertines | Bob Dylan What They Say:  “Acoustic rock or whatever I feel like writing on the…

November 18, 2013

Introducing #42 – The Sass

  Name: The Sass Formed: January 2012 Hometown: Belfast Genre: Rock ‘n’ Roll Line-up: Colm Donnely (Vocals) | Colin McGrath  (Drums) | Lawrence Taffe (Bass/Keyboards) | Brendy Burns (Guitar/Vocals) Similar to: Elvis Costello | Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers | Beady Eye What They Say:…

October 29, 2013

Introducing #41 – Safe Ships

  Name: Safe Ships Formed: January 2012 Hometown: Belfast/Yorkshire Genre: Post Hardcore Line-up:  Matt Chambers (Vocals / Guitar) | J Chambers  (Drums/Vocals) | Nathaniel Mack (Bass/Vocals)| Matt McGraph(Guitar) Similar to: LetLive | Norma Jean | Underoath What They Say:  “Heavy punk, southern, rock with big…

October 21, 2013

Introducing #40 – The Great Artiste

Name: The Great Artiste Formed: June 2011 Hometown: Nancy, Eastern France Genre: Shoegaze styled Alternative Rock Line-up: Aurélie Caillard (Bass) | Quentin Masanet (Drums) | Benoît Driencourt (Guitar/Keyboard/Backing Vocals) | Etienne Beaud (Guitar/ Vocals) Similar to: The Cure | Joy Division…

October 17, 2013

Introducing #39 – Levity Breaks

Name: Levity Breaks Formed: July 2010 Hometown: Belfast Genre: Alt-Rock Line-up: Marty McLoughlin (Vocals / Bass) |  Eamon Lenehan (Drums) |  Jonny McGuiness (Keyboards/ Vocals) | Richie Lappin (Guitar) Similar to: Editors | Glasvegas | Cry Before Dawn What They Say:  “Music with pop appeal, but an underlying…

October 9, 2013

Introducing #38 – The Remedy

Name: The Remedy Formed: February 2012 (As ‘The Essentials’) Hometown: Belfast Genre: Rock ‘n’ Roll with ska, jazz and indie elements. Line-up: Joel McCracken (Vox / Gtr) | Chris Hanna (Drums) | Gareth Davies (Bass) | Daniel Donaghy (Lead Gtr) Similar to: The Stone Roses |…

September 30, 2013

Introducing #37 – Aaron Shanley

  Name: Aaron Shanley Hometown: Lisburn Genre: Acoustic-Indie Similar to: Neil Young | Donavon | Damien Rice What They Say:  “Mellow, honest, acoustic based pop-music” What We Say:  Stunningly beautiful, haunting acoustic ballads, delivered with raw passion and emotion. ◀ Q & A ▶…

September 23, 2013

Introducing #36 – Echo Raptors

Name: Echo Raptors Formed: September 2009 (As ‘The Kicks’) Hometown: Belfast Genre: Resurgent 90’s Britpop/60’s Psychedelia Band:  Phil Rainey (Vox & Gtr) ⁞ Vince Cadell (Lead Gtr) ⁞ Owen Duffy (Bass) ⁞ Emmett Stewart (Drums) Similar to: Oasis | The Verve | The Manic Street Preachers What They Say:  4 piece Rock ‘n’…

September 15, 2013

Introducing #35 – Hurdles

Name: Hurdles Formed: Summer 2012 Hometown: Dungannon Genre: Indie-Pop Line-up: Niall Hanna (Vocals / Guitar) | Ross Haymes  (Drums) | Eoin Bleeks (Bass) | Fearghal Breslin (Guitar) Similar to: Pheonix | Strokes | Bloc Party What They Say:  “Spirited, ridiculously tight blend of indie pop.” What We Say:…

September 13, 2013

Introducing #34 – Left Undercover

Name: Left Undercover Formed: May 2012 Hometown: Larne Genre: The lighter side of punk Line-up: Shea McIlroy (Vocals / Bass) | Ciaran Miller  (Guitar) | Padraig O’Rourke (Drums) | Fearghal Breslin (Guitar) Similar to: Angels & Airwaves | Blink 182 What They Say:  “Spirited, ridiculously…

September 10, 2013

Introducing #33 ⁞ Mo and The Tiger

Name: Mo and The Tiger Started: December 2011 Hometown: Belfast Genre: Acoustic Folk Line Up: Tanya Strowger (Guitars and Vocals) and Matt Baxendale (Guitars and Vocals) Similar To: Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova, Civil Wars, Joni Mitchell, Laura Marling What They Say: An album to break up…

September 3, 2013

Introducing #32 – A Northern Light

Name: A Northern Light Formed: 2010 Hometown: Strabane / Dungannon Genre: Electronic Post Punk Line-up: Darren Doherty (Vocals & Guitar) | Colm Laverty- (Bass/Synth) | Omar Benhassine- (Drums & Electronic) Similar to: 30 Seconds To Mars | Biffy Clyro | Angels &…

August 23, 2013