Bray, County Wicklow
The Felonies are a young, vibrant 4 piece band hailing from County Wicklow. Founded in 2015, their unique sound encompasses progressive garage / indie rock, having taken inspiration from The Strokes, Arctic Monkeys, Led Zeppelin and Kasabian.
They have a unique and original sound that benefits both their finely-tuned studio work and electrifying live performances. Having played in venues including Fibber Magee’s, The Harbour Bar, Whelan’s & The Sugar Club, the band were selected for the Searchlight Development Deal 2016/17 where they took time to fine-tune their craft. In this time the band recorded their debut single ‘Repetition’ (due for release March 3rd 2017), and showcased their months of live pre-production to industry-members and fans alike in a packed out Button Factory on January 19th 2017.
Their debut EP, “Impossible, Impractical”, launched in November 2015, gaining immediate notoriety among their loyal fan base. DublinConcerts.ie, in their review of “Impossible, Impractical”, said:
“Impressively, in spite of their age, they’ve already released a gem of a debut EP, full of belting indie tunes and pulsing rock anthems. Combining indie rock with hard rock, they’ve created a sound that is unique to themselves as a band, and this benefits their energetic live shows as well as their catchy guitar-based original music.”
“The Felonies blow our pre-conceptions out of the water with their brilliant melding of indie/rock and hard rock and a sort of Arctic Monkeys feel to their sound. ‘Second Attempt’ is like early Arctic Monkeys, with clashes of steel guitar and relentless drumming – it is just an infectious track of musical perfection. ‘Fire in the Snow’ is a more steady-burning track, more focused on the gruff vocals of the boys, with a grittier guitar feel”
“It’s amazing to see such a young band to have such finesse to their sound, it’s powerful and focused, and everything that music should be – one can only wait in anticipation for what they have to offer in 2016.”
The Felonies are actively seeking live gigs from March 2017 onwards.