Belfast, County Antrim

Ex-Isles is a brand new band made up of singer-songwriter Pete Devlin (guitar and vocals) and experimental electronic musician James Joys (piano and vocals) Their music has a dark and glowering character that will envelop and haunt the listener. A deep-seated and timely anger in their lyrics simmers through the lush verdant beauty of their songs, held aloft by a vivid baritone voice that bears the ghosts of David Sylvian and Scott Walker.

Their debut album 'Luxury Mass', produced by James Joys will be released in 2018

Their music mourns for the futures that are being gambled away, and for cities that have been lost to speculators, but which find beauty and promise in the tragic figure of the exile. On record their songs are expansive and sonorous, informed equally by James Joys’s unsettling productions and arrangements and Pete Devlin’s luscious vocal harmonisations. Fans of late-era Bowie will be won over by the dark swoon of their music and the sly intelligence of their lyrics.

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Upcoming Gigs

  7 Jun 2018 19:00 The Black Box, 18-22 Hill Street, Belfast, Antrim BT1 2LA, Northern Ireland, UK   Save Cathedral Quarter Fundraiser   Buy Tickets