Introducing The Whereabouts

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I wanted to write about them, as unsigned artists, a few months ago, but sadly I didn’t. In the meantime they signed a worldwide, multi year Synch representation agreement with Peermusic, one of the biggest music publishing companies in the World and a very exciting management deal with Steve Strange (Coldplay, Black Eyed Peas, Kodaline), Stirling McIlwaine (Daughtry) and veteran manager Andy Gould (Rob Zombie, Linkin Park, Pantera, Guns’n’Roses). They have supported Daughtry, Imelda May, Tom Odell, Imagine Dragons so far and will support “Electric Six” in Belfast this month, plus Kodaline on New Year’s Eve in Dublin. Not bad for 17/18 year olds, right?

Now you’re probably wondering… who are these guys? The Whereabouts are a rhythm & blues, rock & roll band from Kingscourt in Co. Cavan, Ireland. I have to admit that as soon as I first heard them, they remindeded me a bit of The Beatles. Therefore I wasn’t surprised when I read on their website that they were actually under the influence of bands such as The Rolling Stones, The Doors, The Kinks, Chuck Berry and The Beatles, of course.

They’ve released 2 EP so far. “TwentyThirtyThree” is the debut EP, released in 2013. It contains 3 rock & roll classics (“One After 909”, “Hippy Hippy Shake” and “In Spite of All the Danger”) plus 3 original songs written by all 4 members. The EP was well received by music critics and the public in Ireland.

A new EP is called “I Don’t Care”, on which you can find a cover version of the 60’s classic “Don’t Bring Me Down” and 5 original songs, all of which sound exactly as if they were from that period. So listening to their music is like getting back in time.

For some people their songs may seem outdated, some will love them. I personally like the music from the 60’s and I think the guys are doing their job perfectly.

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