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Antrim, N Ireland, United Kingdom | Established. Jan 01, 2014 | SELF

Antrim, N Ireland, United Kingdom | SELF
Established on Jan, 2014
Band Rock Indie


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"Transmit: Runaway GO, Amidships, Hologram"

Amidships have an atmospheric dynamism that sets them apart from their peers. As soon as they take the stage John-Paul McCorley on guitar and vocals is animated and emotional, becoming the protagonist for these songs. Silky-smooth vocals from Fiona McAuley contrast McCorley’s gruff style, creating beautiful melodies and adding a palpable depth and texture to their sound. Amidships’ sound has a presence that is at once vulnerable and unyielding, with the dulcet ‘Sine Waves’ carrying the rather rueful message of “how it feels to have a heart in decline”. The set is melancholic brilliance, sad lo-fi rock full of atmospheric artistry, grungy rock swings and profound violin laments – all delivered with astonishing heart. A truly sensational performance. - The Thin Air

"Friday at Forfey"

We step onto the site and follow the sounds of Amidships playing to an almost full Hayshed. On record Amidships remind us a little of bands like Grandaddy and Death Cab for Cutie and that’s present tonight but there’s a little more aggression in this live set. Frontman John-Paul McCorley is into it, the band is sounding great and there are hints of dEUS on their acclaimed The Ideal Crash album, when things get a bit more frantic, urgent and loud. - BBC


Still working on that hot first release.



Dublin / Belfast based quintet Amidships specialise in an infectious blend of atmospheric indie rock. Their music has been featured on the likes of BBC Radio 1, BBC 6 Music, Phantom 105.2 (TXFM) and RTE 2XM, and also featured in soundtracks on BBC and RTE television. In recent times they have shared the stage with the likes of Villagers, Frightened Rabbit, Snow Patrol, and Glasvegas.

Amidships are reperesented by Jenn Cheng of Moxy in Los Angeles (

What the press say about Amidships:

"They are without doubt one of Ireland's most exciting prospects.“ Hot Press

"Amidships’ sound has a presence that is at once vulnerable and unyielding. Their set is melancholic brilliance, a truly sensational performance." The Thin Air

"Amidships are a band that many people will fall in love with, we've already done so." Phantom 105.2

“Beautiful, beautiful stuff.” The Irish Daily Star