Aaron Shanley is a Northern Irish singer/songwriter who spent his high school years immersed in beat literature, skateboarding and playing electric guitar in punk rock bands.
Aaron’s song-writing abilities landed him several slots at the esteemed Belfast Nashville Songwriters Festival, where he was presented with the Katherine Brick Award for Young Songwriter of the Year in 2010. Aaron went on to support the likes of Foy Vance, Hozier and The Divine Comedy before relocating to London in 2015.
His return to Northern Ireland sees 'Metal Alligator', previously self-released in October 2015, receiving an official release on May 24th 2017 on Swallow Song Records, including bonus and limited edition material and backed by his new band 'The Horrortongues'. Metal Alligator is an eclectic mix of fuzzy punk rock, experimental instrumentals and vintage-sounding pop songs.
"Metal Alligator by Northern Irish singer-songwriter Aaron Shanley is a snapshot of an artist who threw complete caution to the wind in favour of reaping the artistic fruits of flux, providence and transformation" - The Thin Air
"Aaron Shanley possesses his own unique visions when it comes to deeply heartfelt music"- Highwire Daze
Aaron Shanley - My Mind Ain't Pretty (At The Minute)
Aaron Shanley & The Horrortongues - My Mind Ain't Pretty (At The Minute) [LIVE]
Amy Montgomery is a singer songwriter from County Antrim, set apart by a mesmerising voice likened to the coarse tones of Janis Joplin.
Her songwriting exploits an exciting fusion of alternative acoustic rock and blues, reminiscent of early Sheryl Crow but with influences of eastern melody with droning sitars and strings.
Amy's first single 'Dangerous' is taken from her forthcoming debut EP, available now only at live shows in limited handmade editions.
Amy Montgomery - Dangerous [Official Video]
Amy Montgomery - 'Dangerous' Live at Millbank Studios
The choir's name, originally An Uaithne,derives from the collective term for the three ancient types of Irish music Suantraí (lullaby),Geantraí (happy song) and Goltraí (lament).
While the group is based in Dublin, Ireland, its membership is drawn from all over the world. All of their material is written or arranged for the group by McGlynn, and includes reconstructions of early and medieval music from Ireland and beyond presented in a candle-lit, costumed ambience that allows the group to connect with a very wide variety of audience despite the eclectic nature of the music they sing. They sing unaccompanied and without conductor, with between twelve and fourteen singers in any performance. ANÚNA are equally at home in an amplified theatrical setting or an unamplified concert hall.
"...enchanting sonic tapestry..."
"...a place where the heavens meet the horizon..."
'SUNSHINE | SHADOWS' EP is SOLD OUT
ANÚNA : Shadows (Michael McGlynn)
ANÚNA : Innisfree, music Michael McGlynn
Michael Mormecha is a self-producing multi-instrumentalist. When not fronting Belfast’s favourite alternative rock band Mojo Fury who have played along side Biffy Clyro, Oceansize, Everything Everything and a whole lot more, Michael will be fusing sounds and styles of music at his farmhouse studio.
With having spent the past year producing records for bands such as The Bonnevilles, Malojian, Runaway Go to name a few, it was time for Mormecha to put pen to paper for his own material. LOFi LiFE is his debut solo album.
Following a successful PledgeMusic campaign raising 139% of the total, LOFi LiFE was released on 9th May 2016.
LOFi LiFE was nominated for the 2016 Northern Ireland Music Prize. More info HERE
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“While retaining the kind of pop inclination that made Biffy Clyro household names, tethers channel Derry’s Jetplane Landing, and mathier elements of the post-hardcore sound – the likes of which made Faraquet such an incredibly instinctive, yet compositionally complex outfit.
Recorded by Chris Ryan, the EP gets its title from a term in Navajo folklore that denotes a shape-shifting witch, which they’re re-envisioning as ‘a future slang for artificially-enhanced humanoids’, an aspect of the band’s outlook, which – in a way that would please Philip K Dick, Neil Gaiman or Warren Ellis – blends mythological & folkloric ideas with science-fiction.”