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Silences, led by songwriter and vocalist Conchúr White are a 5 piece group from County Armagh, Northern Ireland. Their music described by the BBC as "beautifully understated and incredibly inventive' has been compared to Death Cab For Cutie and Alt-J.
Mining influence from jazz, hardcore punk and classical music, Robocobra Quartet sound like little else. Graduates of the Sonic Arts Research Centre in Belfast, their unique flurry of saxophone, bass, drums and barked vocals has seen backing from the PRS Foundation, BBC Radio 6, DIY Magazine & The Quietus.
Jealous Of The Birds
Jealous of the Birds is the project of hotly tipped Irish songwriter Naomi Hamilton. Her debut album ‘Parma Violets’ matches introspective indie-folk with fiery post-punk and has received generous radio-play from BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 2 and BBC 6 Music. Last year, she played the BBC Music Introducing Stage at Radio 1’s Big Weekend. She will play with full band at SXSW 2017.
Electronic duo from Belfast. New Portals are a new duo – although they have enjoyed some success as members of the Jepettos, an alt-folk group from Derry, Northern Ireland, who have shared bills with Foo Fighters and Tinie Tempah
Never one afraid of experimentation, Laverys voice ranges from husky and broken to delicate and soaring in a heartbeat. Lyrically complex and poetic with impeccable timing the songs are have an emotional honesty that draw the listener in.
Ryan Vail is a musical pioneer with vision. Ryan blends the worlds of electronica and classical, always experimenting combining classical instruments with unique methods of recording and composition.
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Robocobra Quartet, Jealous Of The Birds, New Portals, Ciaran Lavery, Ryan Vail