While we love to focus our attention on musicians and bands from Northern Ireland, we receive submissions from all over the world. Our new No Fixed Abode feature will shine a light on some of these other artists.
Dead Rumours – Tell Me It’s Faith
The latest single from Dublin two piece Dead Rumours is a catchy number designed to get you on the dance floor. It has a soulful feel to it but undoubtedly maintains a feel good factor that is in short supply in these times.
Tiernan Heffron – Happier With You
Tiernan Heffron’s new single Happier With You was written in Ireland, produced in New York City and eventually mixed/mastered in Los Angeles. The singer songwriter is one to check out if you’re a fan of Portaferry native Ryan McMullan.
ABQ – Smoke
Originating from Belfast but now residing in London, ABQ produce slick, catchy alt rock efforts that could fill stadiums. Their fourth single Smoke is no different and contains more silky smooth vocals from Paul Shevlin and a catchy baseline to hook you in.
Leisure – Lonely Nights
If you need a 70s funk inspired number to cheer you up, New Zealand’s Leisure provide just the tonic. Lonely Nights has an extremely funky vibe but also manages to excude a cool and dreamy overtones.
Castells – Calling Me Out
Indie rock quartet Castells provide a melody driven effort in Calling Me Out. While the riffs may be a little on the lighter side, it’s the driving chorus that sucks you in. Perfect for those fans of Fatherson and need your next fix.
Ava In The Dark – Delete Us Forever
Reminding us of Ballet Schools, Leeds based Ava In The Dark enchant on their new single Delete Us Forever. Flush with shimmering synths and a driving baseline, they deliver a ethereal release that really shows off the celestial vocals.
RACHEL – Show Me
Possibly more commercial than what we’d usually feature but on Show Me, RACHEL proves she has what it takes to succeed. Strong vocals combine with nice instrumental flourishes to mark a strong showing from this young artist.
Magazines – Happy Alone
Dublin’s Magazines are determined to claim the throne of indie darlings and their new single Happy Alone is a good omen. Cath Leahy’s vocals bring a tenderness that is balanced out by fuzzy guitars and richly dark lyrics. If you enjoyed the Pillow Queens album, this should be next on your playlist.
The King’s Parade – Brother
Brother throws us into soulful rock territory. Four piece The King’s Parade aren’t afraid to flit between genres and while there is a lot of soul here, it has enough of a poppy edge that it could weasel it’s way into commercial radio before anyone realises.
Orchid Collective – Thunder
Alt pop quartet Orchid Collective locked themselves away for a year and emerge with Thunder. Tripping with nostalgic vibes, it a most welcome return for the band and we eagerly look forward to what comes next.
Harley & The Wolf – For What It’s Worth
Hailing from different parts of the Ards Peninsula Harley & The Wolf have crafted a fine alt rock anthem in For What’s It Worth. With slick production, soaring guitars and a catchy chorus, there is plenty here to enjoy for fans of You Me At Six, and Young Guns.
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