Crushingly heavy, with a pop sensibility - ‘Finding St Kilda’ is the debut album by Northern Ireland's Axis Of. Distorted bass, math-ey breaks and heart-felt lyrics are the order of the day on this invigorating and hopeful record. For fans of Baroness, Fang Island and Biffy Clyro.
Finding St Kilda
WE DINE ON SEEDS
THE WORLD'S OLDEST COMPUTER
STAN WINSTON'S ROUGH SEAS
RE-WRITTEN IN BIG INK
MAPPING ST KILDA
EDGE OF THE CANEBRAKE
STA105 · 15 Mar 2013
The Mid Brae Inn
Band succumbing to the sea is an apt metaphor for Axis Of's second record ‘The Mid Brae Inn’. Across its eleven tracks, distorted bass swells and soars whilst guitars foam with effervescent hooks. One can almost taste the salt on album highlights: “Wetsuit”, “Beachcombing” and “Quarrel Reef”. The Irish trio's sound is melodic and thunderous – drawing comparison to the Biffy Clyro crossover ‘Only Revolutions’.
ALL MY BONES
THE GREY MAN'S PATH AT NIGHT
THE HARSH WINDS OF RATHLIN
STA150 · 23 Feb 2014
Having spent the last couple of years touring the UK and Ireland, as well as mainland Europe, clocking up shows alongside the likes of The Bronx, The Joy Formidable, Twin Atlantic and Therapy? along the way, the band are now set to unleash their debut album, ‘Finding St Kilda’, produced by Rocky O’Reilly (And So I Watch You From Afar, Fighting With Wire) at Start Together Studios in their native Ireland earlier this year.
STA114 · 08 Jan 2013
Munro Bagger (Single)
"Munro Bagger" is the third single to be taken from Axis Of’s new album ‘The Mid Brae Inn’.
The track distills the best parts of 2015 Axis Of: melodic, arpeggiated guitar riffs; ferocious kick drum patterns; tantalisingly original lyrics and a middle bit that you can throw your mate about to.
STA154 · 25 Mar 2015
Port Na Spaniagh / Brobdingnagian
Three piece North Coast punk/rock form Northern Ireland, Axis Of
A 3-track EP Port Na Spaniagh / Brobdingnagian.
Original Release Date: 30th May 2011
"The most exciting band to come out of Northern Ireland, possibly ever" - Rock Sound Magazine
Port Na Spaniagh
We Dine On Seeds
STA123 · 30 May 2011
The Harsh Winds Of Rathlin (Single)
"The Harsh Winds of Rathlin" is the second single to be taken from Axis Of’s new album ‘The Mid Brae Inn’.
The track is a weather-beaten journey through the Axis Of environment - distorted bass butts its head against singalong vocal breaks, audience handclaps and mathematically-charged guitar riffs. The lyrics are equally memorable and evocative, this is a band that specialises in painting a vivid picture for each track they work on, "One wet Sunday, I dandered down to a place within the rocks. Found some drift wood and with a knife I glorified the lot. Wrote a thousand names in there a thousand more to go."
“The Harsh Winds Of Rathlin” is accompanied by a live bonus version of “Wetsuit” recorded on New Year's Eve at The Empire, Belfast.
The Harsh Winds Of Rathlin
STA152 · 21 Jan 2015
“Wetsuit” is the first single to be taken from Axis Of’s forthcoming sophomore record ‘The Mid Brae Inn’. It illustrates a band that has honed its sound on the road combined with some serious songwriting know-how.
“The track is my attempt to comprehend the power of the sea”, explains vocalist, bassist and chief lyricist Ewen Friers. “One of the sea's most unrelenting features is its ability to simultaneously provide us with joy and pain. Growing up on the North Coast I have seen first-hand the aftermath of people being lost to the sea. We’ve attempted to frame this dark concept with some (hopefully) beautiful and joyous music.”
The sound created by this distillation of punk rock, pop hooks and tidal force is a memorable one. Axis Of’s tunes are ear-worms of the very best kind; scream-a-longs that are built to be heard live. Air punches mandatory.
The single is backed with a stripped back version of "All My Bones" another brand new track which features on the forthcoming LP but handled very differently for this release.
All My Bones
STA149 · 26 Nov 2014
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