Synth trio Exiles formed in the South-East of Ireland
in 2015 when producer-musicians Darragh O'Connor (Guitar/Synths),
Johnny Smee (Keys/Electronic Drums) and Jack O'Flaherty
(Vocals/Guitar), driven by a love for the 1980's and
all things electronic, began to collaborate on synth
wave- inspired music.
With influences ranging from Hall & Oates, Tears
for Fears and the soundtrack to Lethal Weapon, right
through to St.Lucia, All Tvvins and the soundtrack to
Lethal Weapon2, Exiles carefully crafted their four
track debut EP "Red Lights" in Camden Recording
Studios under the expert guidance of producer Ross Fortune
(Vann Music, Benny Smiles) a gentleman who himself is
no stranger to larger than life synthscapes that capture
the excesses of the time.
Released in September 2016, "RedLights" is
an exploration of life, love, fast cars and escaping
expectations. It's a perpetual summer dream, a night-time
cruise through the palm trees and neon lights of Ocean
Drive, a speed boat ride into a South Beach sunset with
the promise of a new dawn.
"Some of the best music I've heard all year"
- Electronic North
"Super-polished synth-pop reverie..... grin inducing
stuff" - Broadsheet.ie
"A penchant for 1980s retro electro " - Nialler9
"80's synthpopmusic porn, Exiles also incorporate
such a varied number of styles from the era" -
Remy's Music & Film
"Synthpopfor stadiums." - What Else Is There