We love to focus our attention on musicians and bands from Northern Ireland, we receive submissions from all over the world. Our No Fixed Abode feature shines a light on artists and bands from further afield that we think you should hear.
BB Green – The Talk
Big, bold and shiny opening. Has that perfect blend of upbeat, driving rock yet melancholic lyrics and undertone. Would be a good fit to play alongside NI’s own the Florentinas, who is booking the show?
Far Caspian – Arbitrary Task
We don’t see much of Joel Johnston in Northern Ireland these days as he’s decamped to London and throwing out compelling lo-fi indie. Arbitrary Task is frenetic and immediate but balanced out by wistful, dreamy vocals.
KEYSIDE – Paris to Marseille
A trip to Liverpool for the latest single from Keyside. ‘Paris to Marseille’ has us dreaming of summer. It’s a nostalgic slice of airy guitar rock. There’s also a local connection with drummer Oisín McAvoy, hailing from Newry, County Down.
Lost Hearts – Night to Remember
Heading State Side now for ‘Night to Remember’. The Nashville rockers have a sense of swagger about them. Big thunderous rock that isn’t afraid to draw on poppier influences with a huge chorus. Think Black Star Riders but a little more pop.
Wynona – Falling Into You
The first single to come from their debut EP, ‘Falling Into You’ charts the ups and downs of a romantic relationship. The band spent time in Osaka and the feelings of isolation & homesickness can be felt across the record. At its heart, dreamy power pop with a slight hint of shoe gaze. But we keep falling for those vocals again and again.
High Libido – Skyscraper
Skyscrapper is a bit of a slowburner but once it hits its stride there’s no looking back. Don’t be fooled by the opening. This is intense and moody garage rock in the vein of Cage the Elephant while the outro goes a bit trippy with shades of Tame Impala.
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