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.
Led By Lanterns – DXWN
Birmingham’s Led By Lanterns kick off the latest No Fixed Abode with a bang. They combine heavy riff based rock with enough vocals hooks that any self respecting boy band would be proud of. The end result in ‘DXWN’ is anthemic stadium rock at its finest.
Closure – Sink
Travelling right across the world for ‘Sink’ from Sydney’s Closure. Very much in the vein of fellow Australian’s Tonight Alive, they offer up catchy vocals that meld with powerful riffs to give that particular pop punk sound. Fans of early Paramore material or indeed local vocal powerhouses Making Monsters will find plenty to enjoy here.
WILD – Love After Life
Formed in the sprawling Metropolis of Los Angeles, WILD offer up soaring indie folk that has half an eye on pop too. ‘Love After Life’ is taken from their recently released debut album and we would expect to find it across a few film and tv sound tracks scoring some tender moments.
Saint Nomad – How Much Longer
‘How Much Longer’ is a demonstration of the lofty pop rock aspirations of Saint Nomad. The three brothers of Russian descent project the thrill of reunited love across a flittering soundscape that incorporates plenty of beautiful harmonies.
Benedikt – Head On A Spike
You’d be hard pressed to squeeze the nine members of Benedikt on some of our small venues in NI but you’d be missing out. The Norwegians craft sumptuous introspective folk tinged with nostalgia. ‘Head On A Spike’ reflects on growing up in a small town in a beautifully mellow manner, flush with strings and emotional vocals.
The Others Are Dead, Steve – Get In The Shark
The debut single from The Others Are Dead, Steve is firmly grounded in sharp, snappy punk. ‘Get In The Shark’ is “about feeding sleazy London estate agents to sharks” and contains enough energy and focus that we believe they’re capable of following through.
Elbé – Only You
Back to our own shores with ‘Only You’ from Randalstown native Elbé. From the Frightened Rabbit school of indie rock, ‘Only You’ captures the relief we get from people who save us from loneliness. Particularly poignant given the social distanced and isolating times we live in.
N.O.A.H – Darkest Hour (feat. Booka Brass)
‘Darkest Hour’ lives up to its title with at times an unsettling feel to proceedings. On the fact of it a solid rock affair tasked with exploring the difficulties of mental health. It is a solid rock affair that is lifted by the inclusion of Booka Brass Band. The New Orleans style Brass Band transform the song and lift it to greater heights.
Temples of Youth – Mercury
‘Mercury’ is an amalgamation of shoegaze, synthpop and new wave from Wincester’s Temples of Youth. This one falls a little into grunge territory as Joanne Carson’s lyrics are laced with angst and frustration. A bit of a slow burner but well worth the reward.
The Sun Kings – Karma
The Sun Kings offer up a slice of nostalgia on their latest release ‘Karma’. Planted in 90s indie rock, the New Zealanders take their cues from Britpop and serve up a feel good song to get us through spring.
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