Burning Shades were formed on April 1st 2006 in Sligo. Bound together by their mutual love for Mogwai, Foo Fighters and Weezer they began practicing intensely creating a melodic and original sound. In the summer of 2006 they embarked on a self-promoted, 3 month tour of Boston. The tour was a success as the band found themselves playing to large audiences and progressing musically. During the tour the Shades' managed to squeeze in as many radio appearances as possible and recorded a 4 track demo in New Alliance Studios, Boston. The Shades earned a reputation for their atmospheric live performances in Boston and were included on the WMFO and WRIU “Best of 2006” radio shows respectively. Since returning to Sligo in October 2006 the band have been busy working on home recordings and playing live whenever and wherever possible. This has included many successful acoustic performances in Shoot The Crows, Furey's, McGarrigles,and The Clarence in Sligo and also a show with up and coming Irish band Delorentos. The band have also played as special guests on the prestigious 2fm 2morrow 2our line-up. The band also earned themselves a place on 2fm DJ Jenny Houston’s Pod Cast for the Coca Cola Music Chart through this performance. Support Your Local Artists!!!