Driving By Night

Driving By Night

BandAlternativeRock

If you can imagine Coldplay and Interpol in a fight we'd be the bi-product. No really, were just 5 guys from Belfast, in Northern Ireland, that love playing music, and it just so happens other people like our music too, which is great. We know what we want and we work hard to get it!

Biography

2009 belongs to Driving By Night.

Already credited with a sell-out show at New York's Mercury Lounge and critical acclaim from around the world having played three showcases at South By South West 2008; With now three official releases under their belt, each to rave reviews, these Belfast lads returned to studio to finish work on their debut album, due this Autumn 2009.

Their 2nd single 'Departure' "Throwing anthemic shapes, this wedge of mournful indie-rock is beautifully crafted, the initial spark becoming an inferno before raging its way into an eminently epic chorus" Alternative Ulster Magazine, and 2007s AA side 'Fears of Men/In Denial' each still receiving plays on both sides of the Atlantic, it's a sure fire cert that their new single 'Promise In Youth' will be equally well received by fans and critics alike.
"This is one of those rare tracks that is so filled with atmosphere... a brilliant effort from the Irishmen who no doubt are onto bigger and better things in the near future."ThereGoesTheFear.com
DBN have been gigging constantly, showcasing their powerful brand of anthemic rock around the globe, and proving beyond a doubt that they are an intense live experience, delivering tracks both introspective and euphoric. Driving By Night consistently prove that they are the must see band at the moment.
For gig listings, info, pics and updates go to www.myspace.com/drivingbynight or www.drivingbynight.com

(SXSW Review) "While most of these showcases offered up some impressive talent - highlights included Belfast 's Driving By Night" - National Geographic World Music

"Playing heartfelt anthems of love and loss for the heartbroken, Driving by Night are mere steps away from the adulation that they deserve" - Morning Star, London

"Driving By Night is melodic indie rock with heartfelt lyrics. Their live performance, recently, at the Mercury Lounge in NYC was riveting!" - Sher, Host on www.HomeGrownRadioNJ.org

"A charismatic, fiery performance and melancholic, crooning vocals match perfectly their lively dynamics, while the acoustic 'Weakness' brings a few wistful, mournfully laid back moments" - BBC - Across The Line

"This single shows they have almost mastered the effortless indie longing sound. You can tell that this band has been brought up on a diet of the best bands of the Nineties, and they aren't afraid to distill their influences into a sound that is their own. The result is confident and unforced" - BelfastToday.net

(Fears of men single review) "You sense they could slide up the slipstream to become a band of the people with such heart wrenching anthems as 'In Denial'" - Designer Magazine, Manchester

Discography

AA-'Fears Of Men/In Denial' - Rel Feb 07
Single 'Departure' - Rel July 08
Single 'Promise In Youth' - Rel Mar 09
Plays on BBC Radio 1, XFM, 6 Music to include live sessions and interviews.
Local Radio - 2fm, Phantom, Cool fm, Citybeat, BBC ATL
T.V - BBC Across The Line, NVTV
Video - Fears Of Men
ALBUM DUE RELEASE Autumn 09
Single - Make Believe due release 19th Oct
Video- Make Believe

Set List

Currently playing an 8 song set lasting 30-35mins
As the album is finished this can increase to 10-12 song set dependant on venues and time allocations