Don't Fear The Natives
Buncrana, County Donegal
"The only certain thing is that we'll always be rocking, making music, rising to the challenges is part of our DNA at this stage..." states Denis Kelly, guitarist with Donegal's Don't Fear The Natives. “We always wanted to progress into a band again, our songs need the dynamics that you get from rehearsing as a group and playing live, we feel as if we’re making momentum all the time, it’s very exciting!”
On the verge of their second release 'Catch A Wave', they'll be looking to follow up the success of their debut, the Stupid Heart EP as singer Claire McDaid continues.
"Stupid Heart has done really well for us, iTunes Top 20, airplay nationally and globally, radio sessions, Single of the Week on loads of Irish stations, and great reviews from the likes of Joe.ie.....where the video was the most views for a new Irish band...!! We made it with, zilch, nothing, zero monies!! Amazing!!"
After a busy summer of gigs, including a Firestone Stage headline slot at Vantastival, the band encamped into the studio to start pre-production on the songs that will become their debut album.
The forthcoming single Catch A Wave came out of those sessions.
"We're really excited for the new songs, they're an extension of what came before with the EP. We love to rock it out, but there's an edgier, occasionally delicate side that we love exploring, the vulnerabilities of relationships, the heartaches, and sometimes those small victories in between."
Don't Fear The Natives Release Cracking Debut EP Stupid Heart
E.P Review: Don’t Fear the Natives- ‘Stupid Heart’