Antrim, County Antrim

Dublin / Belfast based quintet Amidships specialise in an infectious blend of high energy, atmospheric indie rock.

Their debut EP 'Friendly Fire' was released to rave reviews, garnering airplay across the UK & Ireland on the likes of BBC Radio 1, BBC 6 Music, Phantom 105.2 and RTE2XM. Tracks from the EP were featured on the cover of Hot Press Magazine and also used on RTE2 television, leading to shows with the likes of Frightened Rabbit, Lisa Hannigan and Elbow.

After a period of relentless touring the band released the single 'Lost', which received extensive radio play and was picked up by the BBC for use in one of their television campaigns. Their latest single, 'Oceans', released in the Winter of 2013, was supported by their first tour of the UK & Ireland, which included support slots with Glasvegas, The Twilight Sad, and Fossil Collective. Their year culminated in performances alongside the likes of Villagers and Snow Patrol, then nominations as 'Ones to Watch in 2014' and an invitation to play Other Voices in Derry.

There's much anticipation over Amidships' next move, welcome whisperings suggest that one should watch this space...


"Amidships’ sound has a presence that is at once vulnerable and unyielding. Their set is melancholic brilliance, sad lo-fi rock full of atmospheric artistry, grungy rock swings and profound violin laments – all delivered with astonishing heart. A truly sensational performance."
The Thin Air

"I said that they were "one of the most exciting bands to come out of these isles for some time", now that I've had the chance to see them live, I can say that this is not just empty hyperbole: they really are that good."
The Metaphorical Boat

"An exceptional live performance, the intensity of their performance is amazing."
U&I Magazine

"Amidships are a band that many people will fall in love with, we've already done so."
Phantom 105.2

"Amidships continue their unstoppable rise to greatness with their outsider indie shrouded in mystery."
Hot Press Magazine

“Beautiful, beautiful stuff.”
The Irish Daily Star

“In a world of different voices, all braying for our attention, Amidships stand out. Voices full of hope, yet tinged with resignation, theirs is the sound of the lost and the melancholy. Lead singer JP McCorley lives through the characters he creates, colouring them like a master dramatist, making them real. This is certainly something special.”
BBC Radio 1 Introducing

"It takes a special talent to create a musical world all of your own and Amidships, led by the vulnerably excellent JP McCorley, have built one hell of a fortress. They ooze confidence, while flitting between swooping atmospheric guitars and a sense of melancholy that never feels fake. Without doubt one of Ireland's most exciting prospects. "
Hot Press Magazine

"Downbeat and uplifting at the same time, Amidships bring a warm style of lo-fi rock to the indie genre that you dare not miss out on."

"A perfect balance of zesty atmospherics and epic rock swings."
The Irish Times


The band's material is available to stream on SoundCloud & Spotify and purchase on Amazon & iTunes.


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Amidships - The One Amidships - A Friend (Acoustic: The 1711 Sessions) Amidships (Live @ Citóg) Amidships - Oceans and Layers (Acoustic) - BandApp Office Sessions

Upcoming Gigs

  25 Apr 2014 20:00 Lomax, 34 Cumberland Street, Liverpool, L1 6BU   Lomax (LIVERPOOL)   Buy Tickets  
  26 Apr 2014 15:00 Shoreditch, London, England   Secret Show (LONDON)   Buy Tickets  
  7 Jun 2014 21:00 The Mercantile, 28 Dame Street, Dublin 2   State Magazine Showcase   Buy Tickets