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.
The Mucks – I Don’t
The West Midlands are home to the latest contenders for the indie rock throne. Fans of shimmering guitar based rock are in for a treat. The young band are a dab hand at crafting catching riffs and heartfelt melodies that tug on the heartstrings. A strong early start to their careers, we are eagerly anticipating their next release.
The Kites – Drunk in Japan
Based in Leeds, The Kites are onto their second EP and are well on their way to honing their sound. ‘Drunk in Japan’ is a festival sized anthem that should spur them onto greater things. Punchy but full of meaty hooks and a memorable chorus mark this out as something special.
Bea Stewart – I Don’t Wanna Love You Anymore
Ahead of two sold out shows in the American Bar next month, Bea Stewart releases her new single ‘I Don’t Wanna Love You Anymore’. It is another statement of intent for an artist with a penchant for emotive songs. Her latest is fuelled by the pain of heartbreak and is emotionally wrenching but delivered beautifully by Stewart’s beautiful vocals.
Thunder Club – Venetian Blinds
Over in the States, Thunder Club caught out attention this month with their latest ‘Venetian Blinds’. Once we get past the spoken word intro, we are treated to a riff heavy alt rock belter. They really let loose on the guitar solo and vocally hits the right notes.
eskimo – lowlights and batteries
We round out this month close to home with eskimo. The quartet offer up a fast paced number that has us reminiscing about noughties indie. The pace is set by the drums and sonically it flows from there before closing out with a wall of guitar. Fresh but familiar and sure to be a hit live.
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