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Three piece North Coast punk/rock form Northern Ireland. Rock Sound Magazine say "The most exciting band to come out of Northern Ireland, possibly ever". Axis Of's brand of Alternative Hardcore was born in a shed on the wind battered North Coast of Ireland. Hundreds of shows, several UK and European tours and widespread support from BBC R1, AU, Kerrang!, Hotpress, Rocksound and The Fly attest to the band's dedication to performing live and making every show count.

Discography

  • Axis Of - Finding St Kilda

    Axis Of
    Finding St Kilda

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    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.

    Tracklisting

    CARDIEL
    MENDELSSOHNSTRASSE
    WE DINE ON SEEDS
    THE WORLD'S OLDEST COMPUTER
    AUNG
    STAN WINSTON'S ROUGH SEAS
    BROBDINGNAGIAN
    RE-WRITTEN IN BIG INK
    MAPPING ST KILDA
    EDGE OF THE CANEBRAKE
    LIFEHAMMER


    STA105 · 15 Mar 2013
  • Axis Of - The Mid Brae Inn

    Axis Of
    The Mid Brae Inn

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    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’.

    Tracklisting

    ALL MY BONES
    WETSUIT
    THE GREY MAN'S PATH AT NIGHT
    SUPER RESURGENCE
    MUNRO BAGGER
    BEACHCOMBING
    MARCONI'S PLACE
    QUARREL REEF
    OH CALUSCO!
    THE HARSH WINDS OF RATHLIN
    SUNFINDER
    RETURNEE'S LAMENT


    STA150 · 23 Feb 2015
  • Axis Of - Lifehammer

    Axis Of
    Lifehammer (Single)

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    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.

    Tracklisting

    Lifehammer
    Lifehammer Video


    STA114 · 08 Jan 2013
  • Axis Of - Munro Bagger (Single)

    Axis Of
    Munro Bagger (Single)

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    "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.

    Tracklisting

    Munro Bagger


    STA154 · 25 Mar 2015
  • Axis Of - Port Na Spaniagh / Brobdingnagian

    Axis Of
    Port Na Spaniagh / Brobdingnagian

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    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

    Tracklisting

    Port Na Spaniagh
    Brobdingnagian
    We Dine On Seeds


    STA123 · 30 May 2011
  • Axis Of - The Harsh Winds Of Rathlin (Single)

    Axis Of
    The Harsh Winds Of Rathlin (Single)

    Description

    "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.

    Tracklisting

    The Harsh Winds Of Rathlin
    Wetsuit (Live)


    STA152 · 21 Jan 2015
  • Axis Of - Wetsuit (Single)

    Axis Of
    Wetsuit (Single)

    Description

    “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.

    Tracklisting

    Wetsuit
    All My Bones


    STA149 · 26 Nov 2014

Videos

News

25 Jan 2016

Axis Of's Recieve Brilliant Reviews for 'The Mid Brae Inn' and 'Companions'

The Northern Irish trio Axis Of has been winning hearts throughout Europe since the release of their debut album ‘Finding St. Kilda’ in 2012. Their records espouse their deep love... Read On »
18 Jan 2016

Axis Of Release New Live Album 'Companions'

Northern Irish trio Axis Of have been winning hearts throughout Europe since the release of their first record in 2012. In 2015 the band made their 400th live appearance and... Read On »
04 Jan 2016

Axis Of's Announce Companions Album Launch Party

Axis Of's second album "The Mid Brae Inn" was released in early 2015 followed by months of touring across the UK and Europe. Over the course of the year the... Read On »
19 Jun 2015

Total Guitar Feature Axis Of

Happy headbangers with more up top..The advantage of being one of only two punk bands in a Northern Irish coastal town is that, by forming a group together, you essentially... Read On »
28 May 2015

Axis Of Gets Top Review For Sneaky Pete's Gig

Their live performance is probably much superior to their studio work, with energy levels admirably surpassing and entirely contrasting the levels of the crowd’s enthusiasm.For their ‘Edinburgh album launch’, the... Read On »
28 May 2015

Axis Of Bring 'The Mid Brae Inn' Home

Axis Of round off their 10 week long tour with an album launch show in Portrush."Our North Coast shows are always special to us. Finally, after months of touring, we're... Read On »
28 May 2015

Axis Of Live At Camden

A raucous half hour of punk-rock energy bounds through a pit-stop tour of protest songs, straight up rock tunes, and more melodic offerings featuring meandering riffs that are pleasingly well... Read On »