Hurdles

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Hurdles Short Info

Belfast based indie pop 4 piece Hurdles have been creating slick guitar driven synth laced pop in the vein of Phoenix & Bombay Bicycle Club since November 2012.

Hailing 3/4 from Northern Ireland (Niall Hanna, Eoin Bleeks and Thomas Bannon) and 1/4 from Bedford, England (Ross Haymes) they were brought together over a love of danceable indie, drawing on frontman Hanna's Irish trad background and tunings to give their music a truly unique sound.

Their music has been heard by millions thanks to the likes of BBC Radio 1 Introducing, 6 Music's Steve Lamacq and BBC Radio Ulster’s Across The Line all championing their music.

‘Dusk & Dawn’ is the band's second 4 track EP following on from their debut ‘Where To Start' in October 2013. Featuring former single ‘France’ voted best NI track of 2014 by Chordblossom.com, ‘Dusk & Dawn’ sees the band pushing themselves in every element of their music. From the upbeat indie pop opener ‘Closer’ to the funk drenched ‘Wake’ the band locked themselves away writing the most comprehensive tracks to date. Lead single ‘Dusk & Dawn’ showcases Hurdles ability to effortlessly combine addictive guitar riffs with smooth synth pop to a high polished degree.

Dusk & Dawn was recorded at Start Together Studios in Belfast and features the following tracks

Closer
Dusk & Dawn
Wake
France

Credits:
Niall Hanna - Vocals & Guitar
Thomas Bannon - Guitar
Eoin Bleeks - Bass & Synth
Ross Haymes - Drums

Press Quotes:

'Hurdles' strengths lie in their intuitive command of what they do best: impressively executed, confidently delivered, increasingly compelling guitar pop' (BBC Across The Line)

'Hurdles represent the freshest brand of indie pop available' (Chordblossom)

‘Control’, the lead single from the EP, perfectly showcases their growth and passion for heightened live impact, as well as comprising nods to influences Phoenix and The Strokes.' (The Unsigned Guide)

'They wear their influences proudly, careering off on clear guitar lines and catchy rhythms, knowing there are few musical pleasures than pure indie pop done well.' (Harmless Noise)

'If Hurdles can maintain the standard set here on their next release, then it’s not a question of if but when they make it big.' (Golden Plec)

Links:
www.wearehurdles.bigcartel.com (Website / Merch)
@wearehurdles
www.facebook.com/hurdlesofficial
www.wearehurdles.bandcamp.com
www.twitter.com/wearehurdles
www.youtube.com/hurdlesofficial

Belfast based indie pop 4 piece Hurdles have been creating slick guitar driven synth laced pop in the vein of Phoenix & Bombay Bicycle Club since November 2012.

Hailing 3/4 from Northern Ireland (Niall Hanna, Eoin Bleeks and Thomas Bannon) and 1/4 from Bedford, England (Ross Haymes) they were brought together over a love of danceable indie, drawing on frontman Hanna's Irish trad background and tunings to give their music a truly unique sound.

Their music has been heard by millions thanks to the likes of BBC Radio 1 Introducing, 6 Music's Steve Lamacq and BBC Radio Ulster’s Across The Line all championing their music.

‘Dusk & Dawn’ is th...

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Past Gigs Hurdles

  • 08 | 2015 Limavady Stendhal Festival of Art
  • 04 | 2015 Derry Volume Control Set The Stage
  • 11 | 2014 Belfast Scratch My Progress EP Launch
  • 10 | 2014 Belfast Output Festival
  • 10 | 2014 Belfast Limelight 2 - Red Rock
  • 08 | 2014 Enniskillen Forfey Festival
  • 08 | 2014 Tullamore Castlepalooza
  • 07 | 2014 Derry Jammboree Festival
  • 06 | 2014 Belfast Limelight 2 - Emerald Armada EP Launch
  • 06 | 2014 Dublin YouBloom Festival
  • 06 | 2014 Belfast Spectrum Festival
  • 05 | 2014 Manchester Dry
  • 05 | 2014 Liverpool Liverpool Sound City
  • 04 | 2014 Limmerick Indie Week
  • 03 | 2014 Belfast Volume Control
  • 02 | 2014 Belfast Voodoo - Young Aviators

Discography Hurdles

  • 2014 Scratch My Progress Volume 3 EP |
  • 2013 'Where To Start' EP |
  • 2013 Kaleidoscope Single |
  • 2012 Paper Soldiers Single |
  • 2012 Pictures Single |

Media

  • Sound France
  • Sound Dusk and Dawn

Fan Radar

1,457 Fans
8,722 Views
61,737 Plays
1,294 Follower

Origin

  • Belfast GB

Founded

  • 2012

Members

  • Ross Haymes Drums
  • Niall Hanna Vocals, Guitar
  • Eoin Bleeks Bass
  • Thomas Bannon Guitar

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