Villa In France, formally kicking off in December 2018, are a 3-Piece Indie-Rock band
from the North Coast of Northern Ireland consisting of Aidan Davidson (Vocals, Rhythm
Guitar), Nino Morelli (Lead Guitar, Backup vocals) and Matthew Gillan (Drums). Known
for their punchy sound and high energy live performance. Gigging all around the North
of Ireland, these four boys have solidified a position in their local music scene through
hard work and rigorous trial and error. Influences include Nothing But Thieves, Sam
Fender and Cleopatrick.
Their debut single ‘1990’, released on 13th September 2019, pushed Villa in France into
another high in their career, gaining over 10,000 streams on Spotify with their
nationwide tour opening them to a growing audience. ‘1990’ is standard Indie Pop-Rock
with some major Funk influence.
2nd Single ‘Flowers’ then came out in December 2019, receiving praise for the
refreshing emo sound, being listed as one of the best Northern Irish Tracks of the Year
by Irish Music Blog Chordblossom.
"The band have really pushed the boundaries of their sound. Each single has been
completely unique and different from the last one." – Daniel Graham, Chordblossom.
This song has since amassed over 9000 streams
on Spotify and is a fan favourite.
Man on a Bridge; (released March 2020) tackles the mature
topic of male suicide rates in N.I. This single was to set them off on yet another
nationwide tour but has unfortunately been postponed until further notice due to the
Despite the pandemic, this song has amassed over 9500 streams
and was praised by journalists and the public for its mature songwriting.
“Man on a Bridge is a jaunty yet chill indie number which shows Villa In France’s mature
songwriting. With slicing sharp guitars, rumbling bass and punchy drums the bands
buoyant backdrop is steeped in their usual energetic style.” – Indie Buddie, Music Blog
The band is now focusing their time on recording and releasing their debut EP with an expected 2021 release