Wonder Villains

Wonder Villains

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NI Music Award Winners. DIY anti-pop from Derry, Ireland. They explode with songs about their lives, favourite tv shows & starting their own roller hockey team. Joyous, captivating & immediate songs are catapulted from the stage of this boy/girl four piece. Plays on BBC R1, 2, 6music, album March'14

Biography

Wonder Villains are Eimear Coyle, Cheylene Murphy, Ryan McGroarty and Kieran Coyle. They live in Derry, N.Ireland.

No new band from N.Ireland is getting the support the Wonder Villains are currently getting from UK Radio, including a national session on BBC Radio 1's Huw Stephens show, 'Next Hype', Single of the Week on Phil & Alice (BBC Radio 1), 30minute live set on BBC Radio 1, plays on 6Music, XFM etc

Not long out of school the band have embarked upon an incredible journey in the past couple of years which has seen them win the NI Music awards 'Contenders' title and secure management in No Dancing (who also managed General Fiasco - formerly signed to Imagem Publishing and Dirty Hit Records) and Third Bar Music Development (of which Gary Lightbody - Snow Patrol - is a co-director)

Invitations by BBC Introducing to play the Radio One Big Weekend Festival were followed by support shows with The Human League, Scouting For Girls, New Young Pony Club, Castiotone For The Painfully Alone, The Undertones and General Fiasco.

They play blistering joyous Anti-Pop, smashing through two minute pop songs while cranking the distortion on their homemade keyboard sounds.

Their debut single picked up regular play nationally on BBC Radio 1, Radio 2, 6 Music, XFM, Q, Absolute Radio and they bagged their debut national TV performance on ESPN's Talk Of The Terrace show. Being the house band and playing the show out with their track "Zola" a quirky stomper telling tales of the Italian football legend Gianfranco Zola. The band have performed on BBC 1 TV 'Out of the Blue'. Their tracks are also the theme tunes to BBC TV's 'Dani's Castle' & 'Monumental'.

The Zola single was also in the top five Radio chart in Ireland in the week of it's release, a week in which Wonder Villains embarked on their first UK tour in sold out venues supporting General Fiasco.

Since this introductory single the band have released several singles as the plot continues to build. The band are about to sign to Polar Patrol Publishing in the UK and have an exclusive licensing agreement with Silver Side in Los Angeles. Key highlights on singles have included :

Key Highlights

- Introducing Playlist on BBC Radio 1
- Support on previous singles from 6Music, Radio 1, XFM, Absolute etc
- Record of the Week on Phil / Alice, BBC Radio 1 May 2013
- Next Hype on Huw Stephens (In for Zane Lowe) May 2013
- 30minute live set on BBC Radio 1 in May 2013
- Theme music for Dani's Castle, CBBC TV
- Theme music for Monumental BBC 1 TV
- Album completed. Produced by Rocky O'Reilly (General Fiasco, And So I
Watch You From Afar)

Team :
Management - Jimmy Devlin (No Dancing) / Davy Matchett (Third Bar) / Rocky O'Reilly (Oppenheimer / Start Together)
Label - No Dancing
Publishing - Polar Patrol Publishing
Live Agent - Paul Boswell (Free Trade Agency)
UK Radio - Scream Promotions
Uk Regional Radio - Radioactive Promotions
Irish Radio - Jeff Robinson PR

Links & Reviews :
http://nessymon.com/2011/10/06/wonder-villains-zola-review/
http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/acrosstheline/2011/08/gotw_-_katie_the_carnival_the.html

http://www.boostthemusic.com/buzz/reviews/the-wonder-villains-ep-review-zola/

http://milkyteakid.com/tag/wonder-villains/

http://2uibestow.blogspot.com/2011/06/introducing-wonder-villains.html

http://www.wherevent.com/detail/citog-the-wonder-villains-the-altered-hours-captain-a

http://indie-review.blogspot.com/2011/09/wonder-villains-zola-ep.html

http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/acrosstheline/2011/07/glasgowbury_2011_-_wonder_vill.html

http://popculturemonster.com/index.php/2011/music-reviews-the-ep-edition/

http://www.nme.com/nme-video/youtube/id/Kp8zKCa1cug/search/the-wonder-villains


Discography

33 Single - No Dancing Records -

Blonde Single - No Dancing Records

TV single - No Dancing Records -

Ferrari Single - No Dancing Records - Due Feb 2012

Zola -Single - No Dancing Records - Oct 17th 2011

Ferrari - Oh Yeah Contenders CD 2010