DMP & Big House Music presents:

Joshua Burnside

+ Ports

Paper Dress Vintage, London, GB

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Entry Requirements: 18+
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Northern Irish experimental folk songwriter and producer Joshua Burnside is something of a regional anomaly. With a brooding, powerful sound echoing artists of places afar and time long gone, his enthralling craft defies local comparison in striving towards an aesthetic as much as visual as it is sonic. Recorded at home in Lisbane, Co. Down, his new single ‘Black Dog Sin’ is the current distillation of his increasingly unmistakable approach; a fragile, yet ultimately commanding, chamber folk sound gloriously underpinned with unique zeal.

PORTS are a four piece band from Northern Ireland. They consist of Steven McCool (Bass and Vocals), Mark O'Doherty (Drums), Ryan Griffiths (Guitar) and Conor Mason (Piano). After the release of their first demo ‘I’d Let You Win’, The band received a flood of fantastic reviews including; 'Flavour of the Month' and 'Ones to Watch' from BBC Introducing which resulted in extensive airplay from BBC Radio 1, RTE and countless others. PORTS rose to prominence in Ireland after an exciting performance at 'Other Voices', Derry-Londonderry (when they stepped in to replace Two Door Cinema Club). After their memorable performance, they were asked to return to the Other Voices stage, this time in London’s own Wilton’s Music Hall, joined by Villagers; John Grant; SOAK and Imelda May.

PORTS spent most of 2014 in the studio recording their debut album, ‘The Devil’s A Songbird’, which was mixed by Dan Long (Local Natives, Queens of the Stone Age). The band have released 'Gameplay' the first of three singles from the album.

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‘Rumbling, brooding, powerful, magnetic’ - The Irish Times

‘Understated and exaggerated, thought-provoking and reflective, constantly keeping the listener on their toes’ - Golden Plec

Prodigious, eclectic, original, unpredictable, well-produced... Stop me when the kettle's boiled' - Cultureni

'Hands down one of the most-forward thinking folk artists from these shores' - The Thin Air

Joshua Burnside’s ‘EPHRATA’ - Coming Soon

A political satirist is assassinated, two shellshocked siblings hallucinate a zombie apocalypse, and a terminally ill physics professor turns to god, these are the kind of stories that are laid out, tied up, unravelled and strewn together in Joshua Burnside’s debut album ‘EPHRATA’.

Written in a burst of a few weeks whilst living in northern Colombia, the songs deal with a diverse range of themes, from PTSD and technophobia, to larger questions about time, love and death in the modern age. Balanced with an even more diverse palette of sounds, from south american rhythms, banjos and accordions to crunching beats, found-sounds, loops and whistling, he has created a stormy world that swirls and shifts your perspective like a dream that lingers on long after you’ve woken up.

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PORTS are a four piece band from Northern Ireland

They consist of Steven McCool (Bass and Vocals), Mark O'Doherty (Drums), Ryan Griffiths (Guitar) and Conor Mason (Piano). After the release of their first demo ‘I’d Let You Win’, The band received a flood of fantastic reviews including; 'Flavour of the Month' and 'Ones to Watch' from BBC

PORTS

Introducing which resulted in extensive airplay from BBC Radio 1, RTE and countless others. PORTS rose to prominence in Ireland after an exciting performance at 'Other Voices', Derry-Londonderry (when they stepped in to replace Two Door Cinema Club). After their memorable performance, they were asked to return to the Other Voices stage, this time in London’s own Wilton’s Music Hall, joined by Villagers; John Grant; SOAK and Imelda May.

PORTS spent most of 2014 in the studio recording their debut album, ‘The Devil’s A Songbird’, which was mixed by Dan Long (Local Natives, Queens of the Stone Age). This September the band will release the first single from the album ‘Gameplay’, which has already attracted a lot of attention, particularly in America, setting the tone for what is going to be an exciting year ahead.

"Excellent" - Caspar Llewellyn Smith (The Guardian)

"Poignant lyrics, beautiful songs... a band worth falling in love with" Rigsy (BBC Across The Line)

"I'd Let You Win is one of the most beguiling tunes we've heard in quite some time" - Jim Carroll (Irish Times)

"It feels like PORTS just stole the sunset and put it in a song." Dublin Concerts

www.portsband.com

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