Strange Boats at Ones To Watch (photos)

Strange Boats played upstairs at Whelan’s on the final day of Ones to Watch Festival.

All the way from Tuam, a little town north of Galway, Strange Boats came and impressed the audience in Whelan’s. The four-piece band have a pure and healthy indie sound with energizing switches between soft and crystal clear parts to sudden bursts of riffs and drums.

You might think that since the band Strange Boats only exists since 2012 they are newcomers to the music scene. The lads have played together before, but they were named The Coonics. They’ve gained some stage experience by supporting The Saw Doctors at The Olympia Theatre in November and by performing in venues all over Ireland.

At the end of 2012 the band won their first (but certainly not the last) award: Best Pop/Alternative act at the MRU Awards.

Find more about them on their website, Facebook and listen to some of their tunes on Soundcloud.


Lucy Ivan

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