• Gifted: Paper Tigers, Sit Tight, Cloakroom Q & Pandora Ills

  • Thu, 03-10-2019 at 21:00
  • The Belfast Empire
    42 Botanic Avenue
    BT7 1JQ Belfast
Gifted: Paper Tigers, Sit Tight, Cloakroom Q & Pandora Ills - The Belfast Empire - Belfast

Gifted with:Paper TigersSit TightCloakroom Q.Pandora IllsThursday 3rd OctThe Belfast EmpireAdm £3 | Pay at Door----------------------------------------------------------------Paper TigersThe quintet don’t f*ck around as they deliver a short set of high energy, adrenaline-pumped, punk-fuelled power pop; elements of garage rock fury mix with outright punk aggression, and fuck-you attitude, all wrapped up in one gloriously homogeneous, tight package. The real star of the show is Megan Sylvan who combines all of the above elements with a huge voice that hardly needs a microphone to make an impact. Another cracking start for a new band who no doubt will establish themselves very quickly as fixtures of the Irish live scene.Sit TightA five piece rock band based in Belfast. Formed in December 2015, We set out to write our own original tunes as well as playing the best modern rock songs from the past two decades.We bring energy and attitude to the stage every time we play and love to get the crowd singing along!Cloakroom QCloakroom Q formed in late 2016 in the bowels of Newry and its surrounding areas, immediately making a fresh impact on the local scene with a dramatic, moody and hypnotic approach to song-writing and performance. Their first live show sent them spiralling into representing Newry for the Irish Youth Music Awards 2017, held in Croke Park, Dublin.Following this initial whirlwind of live performances and time spent preparing for the competition, the band subsequently recorded two original singles with producer Josh Sid Robinson (of JSR Audio) in late spring, releasing them digitally in the summer to critical praise.Cloakroom Q spent the rest of the year expanding their fan base by playing circuits of gigs both all over Ireland and in England to warm reception. Now based in Belfast, the five members consistently work on and develop their song-writing– injecting their neo-psychedelic style with tension-building, abrasive instrumentation, jagged rhythms and deeply personal lyrical themes. Based on the general crowd reactions since the band’s inception, Cloakroom Q create a uniquely theatrical atmosphere on-stage, using erratic and colourful make-up and masks to project an almost inhuman personality to the audience.Pandora Ills3 lovely chaps with varying lengths of hair, writing and performing an eclectic mix of music.“Sounding like the unwanted child from a drunken one night stand between the poppier end of The Clash and Green Day, they provided the stand out track of the evening” – outinni.com“Pretty Good” – Donal Garland