Category : Introducing

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

Introducing #31 – Bee Mick See

Name: Bee Mick See Started: January 2011 Hometown: Belfast Genre: Rap Similar To: Beastie Boys // MCLars // Rubber Bandits What They Say: “…A one man riot rhythm of tongue and cheek that takes you deep into the mind of an anxious man” What We…

August 9, 2013

Introducing #30 – Team RKT

Name: Team RKT Started: July 2011 Hometown: Portstewart Genre: Chiptune / Pop-rock Line Up: Rory Powers – Vocals, Keyboards & Gameboys // Kit Grier – Vocals & Guitars Similar To: Anamanaguchi, Andrew W.K What They Say: “…Songs which makes you want to skip around and eat sweets…

August 2, 2013

Introducing #29 – Hannah McPhillimy

Name: Hannah McPhillimy Started: September 2012 Hometown: Coleraine Genre: Jazz / Folk Pop Similar To: Regina Spektor, Daughter What They Say: “..  has a signature voice that’s informed by jazz but amenable to any which direction” What We Say: A  gorgeous voice…

July 26, 2013

Introducing #28 – White Male Actors

Name: White Male Actors Formed: December 2012 Hometown: Strabane Genre: Rock/Pop Line-Up: David Mc Gaughey (Vox, Gtrs) Daireann McGee (Bass) Pete Devine (Gtrs) Mark Donnelly (Drums) Similar To: R.E.M., Pearl Jam, Manic Street Preachers What They Say: “Ambient Pop which has been given the thumbs up by…

July 19, 2013

Introducing #27 – Rocket Propelled Gorillas

Name: Rocket Propelled Gorillas Formed: March 2012 Hometown: Belfast via Derry/Draperstown/Clady/Strabane/Banbridge Genre: Electroscuzz Rock Line-Up: Jordan Catterson (Vocals), David Lavelle (Guitar & Vocals), Ryan Bentley (Guitar), Kevin McLaughlin (Bass & Vocals), David Donnelly (Drums) Similar To: Audioslave, Wolfmother What They Say: As aggressive as the name suggests…

July 12, 2013

Introducing #26 – Tokyo Empire

Strabane is a town with an ever growing musical reputation and this week’s act are hoping to be the North West’s next big thing. Toyko Empire are an exciting Indie Rock band with a vast wealth of musical experience between…

July 9, 2013