A Northern Light
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A Northern Light


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"Live Review: A Northern Light"

"Songs are being brought to an almost dead stop, then raised to a heart-racing crescendo. Each song has at least one hook, with a tune you can remember and words you can believe in and catch hold of, clutching them as they’re powerful yet vague enough to mean something personal and different to each audience member." - BBC Across The Line

"Doing The Right Thing"

"A Northern Light’s stadium-sized slices of catchy, emotive and highly atmospheric indie rock seem to be informed by early REM, Death Cab For Cutie, Editors, Whipping Boy and, bizarrely, Blink 182" - Irish News

"Gig Review: A Northern Light, Alice Kona Band, 1930s"

"The band have a clear ability to write a hook. ‘The Right Thing To Do’ showcases the band in their best light, with some nice synth parts and a trailing chorus that leaves a mark in your consciousness…" - BBC Across The Line

"Young Talented Little Basterds"

"Straight from the off these guys showed they are here to make a mark on the future of Northern Irish music […] their songs go from strength to strength. Huge anthems that rise up and release into each chorus." - All Gone Pop

"Best Irish EPs of 2010"

"There was loads of synth in 2010 as even more bands rediscovered the 80s. Belfast’s A Northern Light were one of the few who did it really well, wearing their influences on their sleeves, but at the same time, sounding fresh and energetic. A very exciting talent for the future, and this EP is just a taster for future brilliance." - Swear I'm Not Paul

"Irish Sound of 2011"

"Belfast alt-rockers A Northern Light burst onto the scene with their splendid debut EP Chase the Ghosts Away. The trio describe themselves as makers of melodic space rock, but don’t be put off by the tag, this is easily accessible guitar music, with riffs straight out of the E Street Songbook." - Swear I'm Not Paul


2010: Chase the Ghosts Away [4 track EP]
2011: The Right Thing To Do [4 track EP]
Features 'The Right Thing To Do', 'Thanatosis', which have received airplay on BBC Radio 1
2012 (to be released): Pilgrim / March Into The Light [Double A-side single]



A Northern Light are an alternative-rock band based in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

The three-piece, Darren, Omar and Colm, hit the Belfast music scene in 2010 to much acclaim, boasting a variety of musical styles in the vein of Angels & Airwaves, Blink-182 and Pendulum.

One of the main objectives behind the band’s music is to inspire solidarity and optimism among listeners - themes which run through the first two EPs, ‘Chase the Ghosts Away’ (2010) and ‘The Right Thing To Do’ (2011).

Among the band’s highest-profile performances, so far, are three Radar headline slots at the Speakeasy bar, a support slot with rising stars, Mona, and a live session for BBC Introducing on Radio 1.

A Northern Light are on the verge of releasing their debut, double-A side single - ‘Pilgrim’/’March Into The Light’ – which sees the band further-crafting their own eclectic mix of traditional band and electronic music. Accompanying the songs are two high-concept music videos – among the most ambitious work from an unsigned artist ever to come from Northern Ireland.

Just as the title of their single suggests, A Northern Light are marching toward a bright future; with plans for a full-length debut album already in the works, and a strong DIY ethos, the band are set to achieve great things in the coming months.