White McKenzie are a new Irish band of real substance; having only started playing live a little over a year ago, White McKenzie have already played all over Ireland, built a steadily growing fan base, released a credible 7 track E.P. (entitled 'Absence') and scheduled a very productive year end to 2012, with live performances, new releases and music videos already underway.
In only their third live performance, the Dublin 6 piece found themselves in the Grand Final of the Shercock Battle of the Bands in 2011, to compete for a place to play the worlds prestigious music festival, Glastonbury. Having narrowly missed out on the top prize, White McKenzie continued to earnestly work and grow into the assured form they now take. The music maintains its own identifiable sound, despite being compared to elements of acts such as: Editors, Pearl Jam, Interpol and The National. White McKenzie have a very bright future ahead.
"Really Top Quality"- (Ian Dempsey), TODAY FM
"An ambitious and highly accomplished debut, Absence is packed with pounding, heart-filled rock" - (Patrick Fagan), THE SUN
On Your Heels- "a no-nonsense slab of vintage pop rock
4 a.m.- "..an attractively rugged, moody ballad.."
The Big Man- "blends acoustic and electric guitars for a mid-paced number that sounds like a cool winner" - (Jackie Hayden), HOTPRESS MAGAZINE
"These guys definitely know their instruments- and you could definitely hear it on the radio" - THE MIXED BAG BLOG
"Definitely an act not to be missed" - CHEERS MAGAZINE
White McKenzie are:
Kieran O Reilly
Neil O Brien