The West will be very much awake this Thursday 15th March when Folk-Pop female artist Katie Gallagher and Wicklow Indie 4-piece Feuds, join forces for the Galway date of Katie’s nationwide ‘On A Mission’ tour.
Katie Gallagher has steadily become a rising star to acknowledge, over the last 2 years of her blooming music career. From headlining solo gigs in her own right to supporting credible artists such as American chart topping duo Underhill Rose and Cork’s very own folk stalwart Mick Flannery, this Longford native is proving her worthy resolve as a force to be reckoned with on the music scene.
Her debut Single Two Runaways including Aphra’s Song and Never Go Home placed at No. 1, No.2 & No.3 on the iTunes Irish Country Charts and placed at No.16 on the iTunes Official Downloads Charts in April 2017.
In November 2017 she was the Winner of the Mick Touhy Perpetual Memorial Cup for Best Irish Song Borders at the Tipperary International Song of Peace Contest.
Katie’s appeal as a live performer has become her forte. Her delivery of her own back catalogue mixed with a few invited covers reflects her magnetic personality and musicianship. She has an innate quality of making an intimate space feel bigger and is both a charismatic and engaging entertainer.
“I’m bowled over by the amount of stellar debut offerings from Irish artists. Keep an ear out for Katie Gallagher from Ballymahon, Co. Longford. Her debut single Two Runaways is really beautiful, showing genuine songwriting and vocal talent.” Ruth Smith RTE Radio 1
“Her song Blue is gorgeous. It really highlights Katie’s vocal and songwriting abilities.” Emma Langford
Evan Bruton – Vocals/Guitar
Adam O’Sullivan – Guitar
Danny Bradley – Bass
Neil Greene – Drums
This indie alt rock four-piece from Kilcoole, Co. Wicklow say that their influences range from The Pixies, Enemies, Smashing Pumpkins, Foals and The War on Drugs. Over the last four years that included a change in line-up, they settled on their sound in 2016 with the release of their debut single Stay Here. Last year the band released their 2nd single Anything I Wouldn’t and it received much applause from Dan Hegarty 2FM, Pure M Magazine, IndieBuddie.com and Flirt FM.
Also, via the 2FM Play The Picnic Competition they won an opportunity to perform at the prestigious Electric Picnic. Feuds started 2018 with a performance at Whelans Ones To Watch Festival and they released their current single Nothing to Happen Next on the 2nd of February.
Their self titled EP will be released on Friday 16th of March and their EP launch is in the Workman’s Club Dublin on Thursday 22nd of March. Support acts on the night will be Drivelight and Segrasso
Feuds provide an outlet that would be sorely missed on the Irish music scene were they not in existence. The Wicklow alternative-garage rock quartet create a space where you can just drop of the edge of the world from, exemplified by latest single Nothing to Happen Next.
Remy – thebestofmusicandfilm.blogspot.ie
If you’re looking for a track to take over your senses and flood your soul with eternal questions then plug into the Feuds new single Nothing to happen Next. There are quite a few ‘alternative’ bands in Ireland right now of exceptional quality but no one is sounding quite like Feuds. Their music sets them aside from the others and really gives depth and quality to the Irish music scene that hasn’t been this rich and exciting in ages.
Bobby Green – Musician.ie