Northern Island has been essential for British music over the years, from The Undertones and Stiff Little Fingers shaping 70s punk rock to 90s alternative rock and metal powerhouses Ash and Therapy?, but it’s been an influx of radio indie bands that have made headlines more recently, with Snow Patrol and Two Door Cinema Club leading the way.
It’s time for us to take back the Northern Irish crown with Derry based alt rockers Making Monsters who release their brand new EP ‘Bad Blood’ on May 13th and wowed the UK supporting Fightstar in 2015. The ‘Better’ singers have highlighted some of their country’s most exciting bands and invite you to get a head of the curve by getting them into your ears now.
“One of Irelands best kept secrets in metal, and we’re proud to call them our good friends too. We’ve played quite a few times together throughout the years, and all know each other from our time in previous bands. If you like Pantera and Fear Factory, then these guys are definitely worth checking out. Also from our hometown Derry/Londonderry.”
“If you haven’t heard of this band yet, you are a fool. These guys fly the flag for home grown NI music and rightly so. Heading to one of their shows is an overwhelming experience. Their following and dedication of their fans is inspiring. It’s just feel good powerful music. Check out the latest album – ‘Heirs’.”
“A Northern Light are one of our favourite local bands and we’ve been fans of Darren and Omar’s music for a long time now. They sound like a mixture of Tool and Angel and Airwaves and have an incredibly tight and high energy live show. They are set to release their debut album ‘Kingdoms’ later in the year.”
“Lost Avenue know what they are doing, proving that punk is definitely not dead! Having supported us previously at home shows these guys are bursting with energy and have undoubted potential. We highly recommend for everyone to keep very close eyes and ears on this young band as we predict great things from them this year. “
Having already announced a shed-load of bands to gear us all up for the festival, and an already confirmed headline slot from both Enter Shikari and At The Drive-In, the organisers of this year’s 2000 Trees Festival aren’t done yet. Read More
Northern Ireland post-rock outfit And So I Watch You From Afar are streaming their new album ‘Heirs’ in its entirety. The album drop officially on May 4th via Sargent House (pre-order here), and you can Read More
Post-rock legends And So I Watch You From Afar’ have confirmed the release of their new full length record, which will be entitled ‘Heirs’. The album will drop on May 4th via Sargent House, and Read More
Release Date: May 4th 2015 Label: Sargent House Website: www.asiwyfa.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/andsoiwatchyoufromafar Twitter: www.twitter.com/asiwyfa_band Rating: Belfast’s And So I Watch You From Afar are one of, if not THE best bands to have come out Read More
Irish riff mongers Making Monsters have just confirmed details of their forthcoming EP, ‘Attention’, which is set for release on June 16th 2014 via Death By Records. You can find the EP’s artwork and full Read More