Kilkenny, County Kilkenny
Formed in June 2008, South went on to win the Hype Entertainment Battle Of The Bands just three months later. The lineup consists of Thomas Donoghue (Vocals, Guitars), Ken Farrell (Bass) and Alan Dawson (Drums).
Using a diverse mixture of influences, the trio have combined the vocal elements of bands like the Stone Temple Pilots & Pearl Jam, with the modern alternative sounds of Incubus and the guitar stylings' of John Butler.
In April 2009, the band recorded their debut album 'Insula' in the Mill Studios, Kilkenny. Due for release on July 31st, ‘Insula’ is a polished blend of melodic and sincere vocals; mixing mellow acoustic and crunchy electric guitars with fluid bass-lines, reinforced by percussive grooves.