‘An ambitious alt. rock sound sits at the core of ‘Brendan Rogers’. A song teeming with large dynamic movements, jolting guitars and emotive vocals, the music of Ferals is brought to the fore in a track that collides and smashes its way from start to finish.’ – the last mix tape.
Fierce Pit Bosses
Fierce Pit Bosses are a 3 piece band based in Donegal playing their own brand of emo-tinged punk rock. With “heart on their sleeve” lyrics and catchy upbeat tunes they hope to forge their own way on the Irish alternative rock scene.
Aaron and Eoin are longtime friends and had previously been in the band Cuban Science. Kieran was another friend of theirs and being a well known drummer and having mutual musical interest they asked him to join after deciding to start a band.
Singer/guitarist Eoin had been performing solo under the name Affirmative Mule playing acoustic, folk-punk style songs. Some of these songs have been reworked as Fierce Pit Bosses tunes, along with brand new songs all taking advantage of the bigger sound afforded by a full band.
They having been gaining steam with their relentless live performances with an appearance at Swell Festival 2018 among them. They released their first single “Sharks in the Bathtub” in October 2018 and their first EP of the same name was released on January 19th 2019. They are looking forward to continue their consistent gigging and hopefully include more Irish festivals in 2019.
Their main goal is to write and perform great tunes that might someday mean as much to someone else as they do to them.
Steven Vx & The Art Rats
Once known as Steven Donnelly, the original lead guitarist/ frontman/ songwriter from highly rated teenage Belfast rockers VX [Belfast] since 2009. Steven VX took full advantage of the free time during his bands 2013 summer hiatus to launch his own solo elektro / akoustik punk rock n’ roll alter ego. He’s been a fixture on the local scene now for many years, as a band member/ solo performer/ photographer/ gig promoter and DJ. He’s also been writing/ recording/ producing and out there gigging relentlessly. Making it to the hallowed stages of punk rock n’roll landmarks such as The Ulster Hall, the 100 Club in London and more along the way.
This 5 piece alt rock band have so much energy they could toast a piece of bread if you dropped it in front of them. With a diverse style, a tight live set and a frontman whos’s been compared to Freddie Mercury, VALE are one to keep your eye on.