Like the Phoenix formed out of the ashes in 2015 Orwells
'84 have created a sound of post pop psychedelia washed
with influences from the roots of blues with a reverb
laden backdrop. Since their formation they have showed
a swagger and confidence in both the style and deliverance
of music on stage and in recordings.
Their debut release has been anticipated by their peers
on the Dundalk music scene for some time. The single
"An Eye For an Eye", the follow on to the
bands "very original sound" and online demos
have become a hot topic throughout their native Dundalk
in recent months.
The band have confirmed their arrival by performing
throughout venues, most notably one of Ireland's most
renowned venues, The Spirit Store, on which they took
to the main stage and delivered. The band now set their
sights on festival stages within their reach with ambitions
to move swiftly through the Irish music scene, step
by step, leaps and bounds, higher on each rung of the
ladder as they go.
Orwells '84 was essentially Damien Mc Kenna, who has
now been joined by full band members John, Sean and
Michael, late in 2016. The band expanded both the roster
and their range even further with Ella Englishby and
Zoe Backwell coming in on strings and vocals. With numerous
members it can be assumed that there is a wall of sound
but the band have spent countless hours crafting and
grafting a uniqueness in both songwriting and musicianship.
Along with the guitars, drums and bass, the lads have
a skill of introducing strings, keys and vocals melodies
that embody what the band is about.