Original Bands 25

Up and coming Irish original bands playing all genres and styles of music, who are based in Antrim. Listed randomly.

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Wookalily Featured Photo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tNr-Rs-L72U

Jun 2016 19K views 5:17
Wookalily
Antrim

Five women, ten instruments; Wookalily burst out from a chrysalis that had been in countdown mode waiting to explode onto the...

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Brand New Friend Featured Photo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Qa-Q3NpvmU

Jan 2019 5.7K views 2:39
Brand New Friend
Antrim

brand new friend are probably one of the most uplifting prospects on the Belfast scene, they've got hints of American bands...

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Hand Models Featured Photo
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Jan 2018 1.7K views 3:52
Hand Models
Antrim

Hand Models are 4 young natives of Ireland/Northern Ireland, brought together in Belfast, after they met at house gigs that...

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New Pagans Featured Photo

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New Pagans
Antrim

Though the seeds of the project were sown back in starry-eyed mid-2000s, the music of Belfast-based five-piece New Pagans is...

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Wynona Bleach Featured Photo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SY3sgYNRBXA

Jan 2018 4.3K views 3:48
Wynona Bleach
Antrim

Wynona Bleach declared their arrival in 2018 with a song called ‘Eyes Burning’. The guitars rise up like fuzz-mountains...

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ABQ Featured Photo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rM5FpbETpIs

May 2018 4.1K views 3:38
ABQ
Antrim

Hailing from Belfast in Northern Ireland, ABQ are a unique proposition. Lead singer Paul Shevlin, winner of the BPI / BRIT...

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No Oil Paintings Featured Photo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wF4x7Try0I0

Jul 2016 4.6K views 4:29
No Oil Paintings
Antrim

No Oil Paintings are a vivacious, dynamic alternative-folk band from Belfast. Using typical folk instrumentation and...

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Runabay Band Featured Photo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TGgBzxVQB9g

Dec 2015 340 views 4:23
Runabay Band
Antrim

Originally coming from a couple of small rural villages in the Glens of Antrim and Belfast runabay are six musicians who...

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Ferals Featured Photo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A2CXM7zLsHc

Mar 2018 1.7K views 4:47
Ferals
Antrim

Ferals are connected to the Belfast music community but their metaphysical home is the north coast, a wind-lashed location...

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Beauty Sleep Featured Photo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V9Y6VpY4tyU

May 2019 1.9K views 4:36
Beauty Sleep
Antrim

Belfast natives Beauty Sleep bring their dreamy brand of pop music to Stradbally this weekend. The trio formed over a couple...

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Ember Trails Featured Photo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J8ru8mk8yck

Dec 2017 596 views 4:40
Ember Trails
Antrim

Formed in late 2016 as a musical experimentation outlet, for the past year Ember Trails have been cascading on to Belfast’s...

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Hex Hue Featured Photo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hUCLLcNRmTU

Jun 2019 891 views 4:17
Hex Hue
Antrim

After spending a couple of years as a member of Choice nominated, Pleasure Beach, HEX HUE marks a clean break for the Belfast...

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Stiff Little Fingers Featured Photo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B-4AOkbVtco

Oct 2017 13K views 7:51
Stiff Little Fingers
Antrim

Stiff Little Fingers are a punk band, originally based in Belfast, Northern Ireland, formed in 1977. Prior to becoming Stiff...

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Bosco Ramos Featured Photo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J-GSawA5nXo

Mar 2017 775 views 3:24
Bosco Ramos
Antrim

Fuelled by fuzz riffs and punk energy, Belfast duo Bosco Ramos is emblematic of a Northern Irish rock scene in rude health....

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Red House Featured Photo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_EoWpqaYdo

Nov 2017 951 views 3:05
Red House
Antrim

Red House are a four piece Indie Rock unit: two guitars, bass, drums and vocal. They are an exciting young band with lots of...

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The Crossfire Hurricanes Featured Photo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YfMz6DHKVLA

Dec 2016 3K views 5:49
The Crossfire Hurricanes
Antrim

Belfast four piece The Crossfire Hurricanes are driving their own tanked-up style of blues-infused Indie Rock&Roll, and...

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Bad Fit Featured Photo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_pjXONY_HCM

Jun 2016 3.5K views 3:32
Bad Fit
Antrim

Known locally as ‘the baddest band in Belfast’, the fourpiece consists of Grace Loughrey, Danny McConaghie, Pando and...

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Electric Octopus Featured Photo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DykSa5ftGfo

Jun 2016 49.1K views 12:21
Electric Octopus
Antrim

Aptly defining themselves as an exciting new music cabal, the playfully psychedelic Electric Octopus (and their Electric...

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Junk Drawer Featured Photo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQakcmJRLmI

Mar 2019 823 views 4:22
Junk Drawer
Antrim

Incorporating the imprint of Krautrock, post-punk, and psychedelia, Junk Drawer's intuitively loose and idiosyncratic brand...

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Matua Trap Featured Photo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPhAq5l1FEI

Jul 2015 916 views 5:38
Matua Trap
Antrim

Matua Trap are a trio outputting progressively tinged rock music. Hailing from Belfast in the north they released their debut...

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Bear Skin Featured Photo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NXZZAgoGI4U

Nov 2017 437 views 3:53
Bear Skin
Antrim

Bear Skin are an alternative rock band from Antrim, Northern Ireland, consisting of 4 friends with similar interests in...

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Vokxen Featured Photo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mF3bVfaKHzc

Nov 2015 1.4K views 4:34
Vokxen
Antrim

Electro Pop Synth Fuelled Trio from Co.Antrim. VOKXEN draw influences on myths, Irish folklore, pop music, feminism &...

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The Late Twos Featured Photo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ezqR8eCcsK4

Feb 2016 5.4K views 3:17
The Late Twos
Antrim

The Late Twos are a Northern Irish Indie Rock band, formed at the end of 2010 in Belfast. A lively and energetic five piece...

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Fox Colony Featured Photo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TLcijyHRviw&feature=youtu.be

Jan 1970 views 3:17
Fox Colony
Antrim

One of the most promising alternative prospects to emerge from Northern Ireland in an age - Brian Coney, Drowned in Sound....

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Robocobra Quartet Featured Photo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DhZn80-KOww

Mar 2019 579 views 4:35
Robocobra Quartet
Antrim

Mining influence from jazz, hardcore and contemporary classical music, Robocobra Quartet sound like little else. Originally...

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