Smalltown bands never stop. This month we see Sullivan & Gold, Little Bear, Our Krypton Son and Axis Of take to the stage.
Smalltown bands are busy writing new material but that won't stop them doing shows!
NI Albums 2013 - #8 Axis Of 'Finding St Kilda'
2013 was a brilliant year at Smalltown America with quality releases. Follow us on Spotify and checkout our Singles playlist.
Featuring Little Bear at #42 with 'Night Dries Like Ink', More Than Conquerors at #32 with 'Pits of Old', Axis Of at #28 with 'Lifehammer' and Jetplane Landing reaching #1 spot with 'My Radio Heart'.
STA bands are working hard on the road once again this month; including Axis Of, More Than Conquerors, Sullivan & Gold and Our Krypton Son.
Tune in to John Kennedy's X-Posure show tonight (Thursday) between 10pm - 1am for a session from the band and a live chat!
Multiple acts from our past and present roster are considered for Northern Irish album of the year award. Read more in the Daily Mirror.
"I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, this band should have been huge, they’ve got a message, they’ve got hooks, they’ve got riffs and you can bet your life on it that they’ve got songs. Jetplane Landing, first class all the way!"
As Axis Of continue on their European tour the band take a breath to share with us some of their highlights so far...
"There’s plenty going on in Northern Ireland at the minute... there are a number of bands rising up through the ranks and making a splash here in the UK."
Delighted to announce that Axis Of and Jetplane Landing have been shortlisted for the NI Music Prize.
STA bands are out again this Autumn including Axis Of, More Than Conquerors, Sullivan & Gold, Little Bear and Our Krypton Son.
Join Axis Of for 24hrs of "Sharing St Kilda" - EPIC tour revealed!
Another hectic month for Little Bear, Die! Die! Die!, Axis Of, Our Krypton Son, More Than Conquerors, Negative Pegasus & Jetplane Landing!
"Jetplane Landing...describe in a tweet: The daddies reclaim what is rightfully theirs!"
"For many though, the must-see show of Day One is the return to the stage of long-dormant Derry punks, Jetplane Landing..."
Another month of touring from STA bands including Little Bear, More Than Conquerors, Negative Pegasus, Die! Die! Die!, LaFaro and Axis Of!
North Coast three-piece Belfast quartet came together to become Axis Of Conquerors as they wrote and recorded their song at Derry’s Blast Furnace recording studio.
STA bands are on the road again including Die! Die! Die!, Little Bear, Axis Of, Jetplane Landing, More Than Conquerors & LaFaro
"They've been threatening greatness for years and now Axis Of have finally released their debut album." - The Daily Mirror
Belfast Music Week comes to Sea Sessions, Europe’s best surf, skate and music festival, on Saturday, June 22 featuring Axis Of, Our Krypton Son and many more!
STA bands hit the road once again, including the great Little Bear, Our Krypton Son, Negative Pegasus and Axis Of.
BBC Introducing hosts three nights of live music including Axis Of.
The initial line-up for Glasgowbury 2013 has just been announced and includes a plethora of the country’s finest musicians.
"They've been threatening greatness for years and now Axis Of have finally released their debut album."
"Hailing from Derry, Punk trio Axis Of are an accomplished live act whose hi-octane 34 minute debute is fuelled by infection anger and adrenaline, and armed with plenty of melody."
"But one thing is certain, 2013 is going to be their year."
We are delighted to announce a full month of live shows from More Than Conquerors, Mnemotechnic, Axis Of and Negative Pegasus.
"As debuts go this gets right beneath the skin with a truly barbed refrain and an instant aura that scars with a deeper, more sinister presence."
"We write songs about the people we meet, the places we see and the experiences we get from choosing such an unpredictable career path."
Both albums come highly recommended so you would be mad to miss out on an opportunity to get a small taster for zilch!
Although the melodies are intwined with ‘man-choir’ moments of masculine pomp, the album coarsely grits its teeth upon the aggression of classic hardcore punk and invites some indie twang along to soften the blow.
"Exciting Northern Ireland’s band Axis Of have just released their excellent debut album ‘Finding St Kilda’ on Smalltown America."
"Axis Of release their debut LP 'Finding St Kilda' this week and have lined up a 5 date Irish tour to make sure you know about it."
"...you have to take off your hat to the creativity and individuality on display on what is a triumphant debut release just begging for a beer soaked circle pit full of die hard fans."
An album definitely worth checking out and a band you should actively go and see instead of waiting for a coincidental line-up to land in your lap.
Axis Of‘s debut album 'Finding St Kilda' is being launched around the country this month.
"The band have earned praise for both their adventurous heavy guitar sound and their thought provoking lyrical prowess."
"It’s been a long time since I’ve been excited by a debut album as much as I am with this effort by Axis Of."
"...inventive and punishing in equal measure, by any standards an exceptional debut as it swerves between aggression and melody. KKKK"
It’s no surprise that Kerrang! has already declared that “cult status looks assured.”
"Teeming with noise and personality...'Finding St Kilda' is a brilliant depiction of life on the indie margins."
"Axis Of are a band to believe in."
Originally from the North coast of Ireland, this week we’re introducing Belfast-based Axis Of.
"...the trio provided electrifying early evening entertainment..."
"The three-piece manage for their last few songs to pull off somewhat of a miracle..."
"With a new album just released, it is clear that this is a band many tonight will be placing on their ones to watch list."
"...their energy and charm even inspires a prompted but effusive singalong moment with the steadily gathering crowd."
"The three guys, Niall, Ewan and Ethan, really let rip on stage and created a glorious, melodic, hardcore racket which went down well..."