There is a man in an attic somewhere at four in the morning. He is shaking knives in a biscuit tin, stomping and shouting, pitch bending, coding, looping, plucking banjos and squeezing accordions, layering sound upon sound like a demented chef creating a monstrous cake, a swirling dream of colours and visions of the apocalypse, visions of death, and love and stories of people trying to carve out their place in the universe.
Joshua Burnside was born in Ireland, but cites the music of Colombia, Eastern Europe and North America as the greatest influences on his unique sound. Deftly blending folk textures and melodies with elements of electronica, he has made it difficult for pundits to put him in a box. Now only a month on from releasing his debut record ‘EPHRATA’, he has racked up over 2 million plays on Spotify and 80,000 views on Youtube with the album being heralded a triumph by critics.
Stumbling beats, found sounds, vocoders, Cumbian rhythms, electric guitar loops, devils, lightning and dark matter are just a handful of the various flavours to expect.
“Rumbling, brooding, powerful, magnetic.” The Irish Times
“There’s an indefinable quality and charm to Joshua Burnside’s debut.” The Sunday Times
“It makes you glad to have a pair of working ears.” Phil Taggart / BBC Radio 1
“It is an endless adventure, a record that won’t tire, such is the depth and scope of what you hear” Daily Mirror
“Dynamic and wide ranging in scope but stands as a complete and focused work. The end result is a triumph.” Chordblossom
PORTS are a four piece band from Northern Ireland. They consist of Steven McCool (Bass and Vocals), Mark O’Doherty (Drums), Ryan Griffiths (Guitar) and Conor Mason (Piano). After the release of their first demo ‘I’d Let You Win’, The band received a flood of fantastic reviews including; ‘Flavour of the Month’ and ‘Ones to Watch’ from BBC Introducing which resulted in extensive airplay from BBC Radio 1, RTE and countless others.
PORTS rose to prominence in Ireland after an exciting performance at ‘Other Voices’, Derry-Londonderry (when they stepped in to replace Two Door Cinema Club). After their memorable performance, they were asked to return to the Other Voices stage, this time in London’s own Wilton’s Music Hall, joined by Villagers; John Grant; SOAK and Imelda May.PORTS spent most of 2014 in the studio recording their debut album, ‘The Devil’s A Songbird’, which was mixed by Dan Long (Local Natives, Queens of the Stone Age). The band have released ‘Gameplay’ the first of three singles from the album.
South Manchester band, Glass Ankle have recorded a new song in support of Jeremy Corbyn and his bid to become the next Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
The song expresses the band’s desire for a fairer society for all, explains why they believe Jeremy Corbyn and his team can deliver much-needed change, and urges everyone to unite and vote for The Labour Party on the 8th June 2017 to bring about said change.
It is an incredibly catchy indie-pop song with strong melodies and inventive chord changes that prevent it from ever sounding cliché. Its lyrics are poignant and highlight important issues such as homelessness, inequality, and mainstream media bias.