FAME Recommends: Black Soul Strangers – Animate

Unashamedly stating their sound as Pop Rock, Irish indie rock band Black Soul Strangers draw their inspiration from artists like Joy Division, Queens of the Stone Age and Damon Albarn and they separate themselves from the competition with their no nonsense, high velocity tunes and their fantastic work ethic.
Black Soul Strangers started in an old school house in coastal Donegal, Ireland, when front man and guitarist Barry Gorey and drummer Brendan O’Mahony first started writing together, it wasn’t long before they knew they were onto something.

They added bassist and vocalist James O’Brien and guitarist and synth player Philip Wyer and their exceptional musical line-up was complete.

The band’s catchy uproar has already tickled the ears of a few tastemakers – Jo Wiley, Fearne Cotton and Kat Wong, (Zane Lowe’s producer) have all joined Black Soul Strangers ever increasing list of fans.
The lads’ music has also attracted some of British cinema’s revered directors – opening album track Panic Sets Direction was used in award winning, British psychological horror film Beacon 77, described by The Leeds International Film Festival as “an absorbing example of the best that British genre cinema has to offer.”

Other album track Monster was also used in Eoin Macken’s visceral horror Irish film The Inside which received critical acclaim in much of the Irish media.

Black Soul Strangers new album
Release date July 5th

Black Soul Strangers live
19th June – A Corrupt Event @ Barfly, Camden (as part of the Casino Royale club night)
9th July – Proud (Album launch party)
28th July – Death Disco (Notting Hill Arts Club)
29th July – Lock Stock Festival
18th August – Death Disco (Notting Hill arts Club)