Portadown, County Armagh
Formed in late 2016, formerly known as Feedb+ck, Armagh-based alt-rockers Blackout Season is a band oozing with intent.
In under a year the trio has recorded two EPs and secured several festival slots - a meteoric rise set to continue as the band develops.
Frontman Alex Close and drummer Peter McCabe were joined by bassist John Morgan in the autumn of 2016 to mark the beginning of a prolific year for Blackout Season.
In March 2017 the trio released the feedback EP and secured appearances at Bluesberry Festival in Warrenpoint and the Narrow Water Arts Festival. BBC’s ATL selected lead track System as Track for the Day, hailing the band’s “gruff and rough...no- nonsense attitude.”
An acoustic set at Oktoberfest at Shamrock Park in Portadown and support slots with local heavy weights Indominus and Wardomized secured Blackout Season's status as a band to watch on the Northern Irish scene.
In late 2017 the trio recorded their second release, The Basement EP, at Armagh’s Amma Centre with acclaimed producer Niall Totten.
The band recently made their debut in the city by playing a supporting slot to Chicago Typewriter in the pavilion bar Belfast.