MKAI – A band of four brothers, made their debut appearance with an explosive performance at Electric Picnic. Their debut EP ‘Waiting’ saw them teaming up with producer Rob Kirwan (Hozier, Bell X1, U2, Depeche Mode), which reached #3 in the iTunes Album Charts and was released with a sold out show in the Crane Lane Theatre, Cork.
Hot Press Magazine's Hot For 2015: “(MKAI ) …have been making waves over the past year or so, most significantly in November when their Waiting EP occupied the No.3 spot on the iTunes Chart. It sat comfortably between One Direction and Taylor Swift, who they momentarily bumped down to fourth. All adept players from an early age, MKAI incorporate wandering guitar figures, piano and electronics into songs replete with a strong sense of melody and urgency.”
Since their formation they have played shows at Electric Picnic, Other Voices, Canadian Music Week 2016, Cork’s City Hall, Indiependence Music & Arts Festival, Hard Working Class Heroes, headlined Guinness Amplify live stages Cork, and were shortlisted for Glastonbury’s Emerging Talent Competition 2016.
They have enjoyed further chart success with their most recent single 'Nothing Lasts Forever.' Releasing the single in Toronto at Canadian Music Week in May 2016, the song quickly reached no:1 in the Irish iTunes Rock Charts and peaked at no.13 in the overall iTunes Single Charts. The accompanying video was launched by Irish music blog Nialler 9
'MKAI’s new track, ‘Nothing Lasts Forever’, is their best yet, a song with sonic bite and fresh focus' - Nialler 9
Irish Times ‘Next Big Thing In Music 2015’ listed by Colm O’Sullivan (Today FM)
2017 has seen them sign a publishing deal with RMR Publishing and their track ‘Loop’ has been selected for a brand new BBC Drama set for release this year.
MKAI are currently working on their debut studio album