The Beat Poets
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Formed in May 2005, The Beat Poets are quickly becoming one of the most exciting new acts to emerge from Northern Ireland in recent years. Their Music has been described by NME as ‘Blistering, frenzied, blood-stirring, rock that weaves its way through U2, the Foos and The Vines’. BBC ATL in 2007 described them as “Northern Ireland’s hardest working unsigned band” with the Irish Star claiming they could be the biggest band to come from the North of Ireland since Snow Patrol.
Receiving airplay worldwide including the UK (Xfm, BBC, Virgin), Ireland (Today Fm, 2fm), USA (K-Rock) and Australia (Triple J) the band has been crowned Xfm unsigned winners, Virgin Radio Xtreme unsigned winners and Today Fm’s Rising Artist. With their music now licensed by the BBC, Channel 4 and Sports Giants O’Neill the poets will further push their music via MTV worldwide in 2008.
Touring relentlessly the Beat Poets have supporting World renowned acts such as Sonic Youth, The Chemical Brothers, The Duke Spirit, Nine Black Alps, The Parlotones and much more from venue’s such as Marlay Park (Dublin) to two impressive shows at 2008’s Canadian Music Week.
The Bands debut single ‘Turn It On/Shadowlands’ with Pronoia Records UK (2007) was a stepping stone for the band to self-release their debut Album in late 2008. Working with world acclaimed producers ‘Greg Haver’ (Manic Street Preachers, Lost Prophets) and Dave Way (Foo Fighers, Stevie Wonder) the band will release the highly acclaimed anthem ‘Staring Stars Down’ in August 2008 as the debut single from their first album.
Recently endorsed by Gio-Goi clothing (Liam Gallagher, Kasabian, Amy Winehouse, Babyshambles, The Enemy and The Artic Monkeys) the band are working with music photographer Graham Smith (www.grahamsmithphotography.com) capturing the on the road life of the quintessential Independent rock band! As the band continues to received the highest acclaim….here’s to 2008 and a year for the Poets!
This band kicks ass...so impressive I just had to play them - Tom Dunne - Today Fm
Excellent quality, top of the shop - Shaun Keavney - Xfm (London)
‘Blistering, Frenzied, blood-stirring, rock that weaves it’s way through U2, the Foos and The Vines, - NME
There's every chance The Beat Poets will have taken over the World - Alan Good - The Evening Echo
‘The Beat Poets could soon be the biggest act of Belfast since Snow Patrol’ Irish Star Magazine
There’s already a bit of buzz about these guys, and it’s plain to see why…songs are exciting and blood-stirring numbers – BBC ATL
Staring Stars Down / Bloodline - Double A-side Radio Only release, has received airplay worldwide including Xfm (London), Virgin Radio Extreme (London), Xfm Scotland, Today Fm (Ireland), Triple J (Australia), playlisted on 12 stations throughout Ireland, and also received airplay in the US and Canada.
G.I. (Generation Innocence) / Race released for promotional release only – Worldwide Airplay.
Debut double A side Single 'Turn It On/ Shadowlands' on release under Pronoia Records – Available on www.hmv.co.uk and worldwide via www.tunetribe.com and www.itunes.com.
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