Category : Introducing

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

Introducing #25 – New Sunset Hotel

“New Sunset Hotel write songs about dreams, heat, sea and space. “It’s indie rock and roll for me”, a mix of real life killers and whiskey. So be it. If you like it, you’re welcome to stay. if you do…

June 28, 2013

Introducing #24 – The Hot Sprockets

The Hot Sprockets hail from the delta blues mecca that is…Dublin. They are five friends who came together with a shared love of Rock N’ Roll music. The kind of Rock N’ Roll music that is haunted by the ghost…

June 19, 2013

Introducing #23 – Empire Circus

Empire Circus are a four piece Alt Pop outfit who have tapped into the panache of Two Door Cinema Club, the demeanour of Arcade Fire and the general cool suave of Gorillaz… then morphed out at the other side with…

June 12, 2013

Introducing #22 – Solar Taxi

On a recent online trek for some new music, irish band Solar Taxi caused my ears to perk up. They are extremely hard to pigeon hole into a precise genre although electro pop is probably a fair reflection. Influences like…

May 29, 2013