Indie rock outfit The Burma have just released their latest single and music video ‘When You’re Gone’ on 24 January via Spooner Records and premiered via Hot Press. The single is taken from their upcoming EP Sugar Moonlight, which will be available on 3 April. The Burma have landed support slots for acts such as The Academic, The Strypes and Delorentos and have performed at festivals such as Vantastival, Doolin Folk Fest and Whelans Ones to Watch. They have previously received support from Joe.ie, Jammerzine and Golden Plec. The band is looking forward to tour dates both in London, UK and nationwide in Ireland. Since the release of their first single, ‘Quicksand’, the band has gained extensive national airplay and have received over ten thousand plays across streaming platforms.
The collaboration of long-time friends Tony O’Donovan (vocals) and Peter Piggott (guitar) as well as Cian Doherty (Doolin, Co. Clare drummer), whom they met in 2012. The Burma released their first single in 2018, after knowing each other for nearly 6 years. Officially named after The Burma Steps in Cobh, Co. Cork, the entire outfit hails from the surrounding area however each of the band members have strong familial ties to England. They also each come from musical families, whether a simple strong appreciation for the field or having relatives that have worked in the industry themselves.
Accrediting their sound to influences of the American Indie scene of the early 2000’s and British guitar bands of the 80s and 90s, The Burma list artists such as The Killers, The Smiths, Arctic Monkeys and The Strokes as their inspiration. Their own sound sits in close comparison to the renowned workings of Coldplay, Oasis and the vocals of Liam Gallagher.
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