Delighted to announce that Axis Of and Jetplane Landing have been shortlisted for the NI Music Prize.
'More Than Conquerors' have learnt well, putting together an accomplished and polished record that could potentially see them propelled towards the rock mainstream. An excellent album, this isn't going to be the last you've heard of 'More Than Conquerors'.
'More Than Conquerors' show more maturity and promise in this album than many bands who've been around for years.
This band is surely destined for greatness
Effortlessly side-stepping any first album jitters, its consistently powerful from start to finish.
If this album reflects one thing the band have learnt, it's how to write a damn good song.
After four years honing their craft, last month they released storming debut record 'Everything I've Learnt', which packs a one-two punch
The Belfast quartet's debut album 'Everything I've Learnt' should provide them with success of Biblical proportions if there's any justice.
Basically, it's the Bruce Lee of debut albums.
"Chock full of heavy riffs, soaring vocal-led melodies and existential lyrical content, Everything I've Learnt not only packs a hefty, catchy wallop, is delivered."
"It’s good, and it’s very good for a debut from a small British band."
"Kris: Support independent music; One Direction have enough money."
Ahead of their headline show in Whelans this October, Mark from Northern Irish rock act Little Bear talks about Other Voices, influences and the release of the band’s latest double-sided single.
We are so excited about this record at the office, it's been on constant repeat and we know you'll fall in love with it too!
STA bands are out again this Autumn including Axis Of, More Than Conquerors, Sullivan & Gold, Little Bear and Our Krypton Son.
Listen to Little Bear LIVE In the RTE Radio 1 Arena Show!
"Don't Try...taps into something very pure – the desire to be honest and true to yourself in all that you do."
"If there was a Single of the Week award this song would surely win it."
"Die! Die! Die! keep the pedal firmly to the floor on this highlight track from their fourth album ‘Harmony’ "
Sometimes a song’s title is enough to describe it. Twitching Sunshine is one such song.
Die! Die! Die! have released a music video for their song "Twitching Sunshine", which is up there with the strangest music videos we’ve seen all year!
"One listen isn't really satisfying enough though, like all good tunes, "Twitching Sunshine" leaves you wanting more."
"Dunedin’s [NZ] Die! Die! Die! propel themselves into every live show headlong as if it is their last. "
"Dunedin’s [NZ] Die! Die! Die! fire off a scorching propulsive missile with "Twitching Sunshine" a bludgeoning Exocet entwined of drums, scalpel like guitar lines, sickly sweet female backing vocals."
"Hailing from Dunedin, New Zealanders Die! Die! Die! have been tearing the ass out of the art punk sonic explosion – building a glowing reputation for their raw, white-knuckled attitude and breathtaking live shows."
"Die! Die! Die! haven’t gone soft. They’ve never sounded more creative, joyful or energetic."
Watch More Than Conquerors new video for "Pits of Old", filmed and directed by Jonny Stitt.
Pressed on transparent, bottle green vinyl and housed in a beautifully printed inner and outer sleeve pack (including all song lyrics) this release is limited to 300 units.
"“This album is 11 tracks of pent up aggression, frustration, bewilderment and a sense of weird belonging,” says vocalist/guitarist Kris Platt. “It’s everything we’ve learnt.”"
"Belfast based newbies More Than Conquerors have just unveiled a stream of their new single, ‘Pits Of Old’."
"The track, which has already picked up plays on radio stations including BBC Radio 1, combines gang vocals with a belting anthem of a chorus making a track that is as snappy as it is catchy and can’t be ignored."
"The new single from Belfast alt-rock quartet More Than Conquerors, 'Pits of Old' has been unveiled and can be streamed after the read more jump."
"London is an important city for any young and up-and-coming band, which is why we’re so grateful to be playing one of its most prestigious venues this time, The Old Blue Last. It’s going to be a special show for us.”
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Another hectic month for Little Bear, Die! Die! Die!, Axis Of, Our Krypton Son, More Than Conquerors, Negative Pegasus & Jetplane Landing!
Watch Jetplane Landing's new video for "My Radio Heart", filmed in Derry.
"This, folks, is the greatest comeback in history since a pre-grill George Foreman became heavyweight champion of the world."
“Run Faster” is the first single from Sullivan & Gold’s debut album ‘For Foes’.
"More Than Conquerors are streaming their latest single "Pits of Old"...The Irish band have also just announced a special show at the Old Blue Last..."
"Gargantuan" is a rousing, thumping crusade driven by an infectious piano-bashing beat, leading us to a final explanation of its march within the last lyrics of the song."
"'Don't Try' is exactly what the band needed: a reaffirmation of their prowess after six years out of the spotlight. Hopefully we won't have to wait quite as long for album number 5."
For three nights only Little Bear will be taking to the road this October - NOT TO BE MISSED!
"Jetplane Landing looked destined to join McLusky and Reuben as flames that burnt brightly while not enough people paid attention, but Derry quartet return well-honed and taut."
"...we’re still alive, still touring and still loving every minute of it. We won’t be stopping anytime soon over who ate the last 12p pot noodle from Tesco."
"..The people who follow us seem to have genuinely embraced the record; they seem to be into it. To hope for anything more than that would feel a little greedy."
"The group only formed around 18 months ago but have already made impressive waves in the music industry..."
"Dynamic Alternative-Punk-Rock Quartet from Belfast, Northern Ireland. For Fans of: Manchester Orchestra, Brand New, Reuben & Twin Atlantic."
"With accessible structures and fist-in-the-air choruses to root themselves deep into the memory banks, 'Don’t Try' is a honeycomb of caustic guitar and punk snarl..."