Dublin, County Dublin
From the furthermost regions of Romania... From the mountainous peaks of Scotland... From the darkest corners of a Boards.ie forum... comes a band desperately trying to create new music together whilst practicing social distancing due to the Covid-19 worldwide pandemic.
Afterbliss’ debut single has been a long time in the making. Founding members Alastair Pender and Alex Burcea met whilst in another band and found there was a creative spark when they worked together. They decided to form their own project in the summer of 2018. They spent the next year writing songs & auditioning band members. The current lineup was completed when Evan Cassidy, James O’ Gorman & Shane Waldron joined in June 2019.
Legend says if you took Muse, The Editors, The Killers and Manic Street and baked them into a cake at 180 degrees you would create not only a lawsuit, but something that bears a mild resemblance to Afterbliss.
Afterbliss spent the first 18 months of their existence writing songs, recording demos and shaping their sound based on their collective influences. Melodic rock is how they best describe their sound, taking notes from the aforementioned bands and making a sound that is uniquely theirs.
In September 2020, Afterbliss entered Windmill Lane recording studios along with producer Alan Kelly to begin recording sessions. To date, Afterbliss have released two singles from these sessions; Until Sunrise and Kiss & Tell.
Evan Cassidy - Lead Vocals
Alex Burcea - Lead Guitar, Synths, Backing Vocals
Alastair Pender - Drums, Percussion
James O’ Gorman - Rhythm Guitar
Shane Waldron - Bass Guitar