Formed in 2011, long-term friends Philip Rainey and Emmett Stewart teamed up with Vincent Caddell and later Owen Duffy to complete the line up. Since then the band have already established themselves as one of the most exciting and captivating bands in the country. They have been compared to the likes of the Stone Roses, Cast, The Verve and early Oasis. The band's EP, 'She's So Free,' received rave reviews across the web, national air time and landed a support slot with the Happy Mondays and the Charlatans at Belfast's Feile festival. Other support slots have included Steve Craddock (Ocean Colour Scene) and Cast. They were also invited by Terri Hooley to play at the relaunch of Good Vibrations in April this year following the release of the good vibrations movie. After a UK tour, dates at the cavern Club and Liverpool sound city festival, they've gone on to release Real Livewire which features in Unsigned Guides band of the Month. Described as one of the most exciting and refreshing guitar bands of the last decade and with even more UK dates and releases, Echo Raptors are definitely a band worth watching.