Tuesday 11 December 2012

Northern Ireland Tunes - Round-Up #9

Although it's been fun looking through some of the best songs that 2012 had to offer, it is always great to look at some local songs that might have been overlooked. Here's a few tunes from 'our wee province' that have been floating The Metaphorical Boat recently:
Go Wolf - Voices

There's something of a French touch to Belfast based quartet Go Wolf, if their debut single "Voices" is anything to go by. It's a fun tune, aided along by a funky bassline and some effortless synth work. If you want to catch them live, you don't have long to wait - they are supporting The 1975 at the Oh Yeah Centre on Wednesday 12th December.

Feet For Wings - Rose Before Bloom

Belfast trio Feet For Wings make honest to goodness earnest folk music, which can be seen on their latest single "Rose Before Bloom". It is a eloquently sung, finely produced song.

Lulubelle III - Radiant

Derry duo Lulubelle III will release their second album, "Foyle Delta Blues", on 12th December. Taken from that album is "Radiant", a track that calls to mind the hushed romantic melancholy of Jesus & Mary Chain.

Not Stanley - Fill Me Up

Hailing from the town of Portrush (a place where many a day was wasted on the Tuppenny Nudgers), Not Stanley are the latest group of young upstarts hoping to make an impact with their pop-punk style. For a debut single, "Fill Me Up" is quite impressive, with its buzzsaw riffs and confident, youth-filled energy.

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