In Their Thousands

Fanad, Rosguill & Inishowen Peninsulas, Co. Donegal, County Donegal

'This is a band with huge international potential. They are superb musicians making a truly original and epic noise.’ – Niall Stokes, Hot Press

'Play Irish Artist of the Week' - Today FM (21st August 2018)

"ACRASIA proves to be well worth the wait, a tour de force that once again highlights just how immersive and cinematic the music of In Their Thousands is" - The Last Mixed Tape

Donegal Alternative quartet make return with a bold new record produced by Tommy Mc Laughlin (Villagers, SOAK, Bell X1)

A desperately beautiful rural place with dramatic landscape and a history of emigration, the sound is deeply influenced by the surroundings. Blending imagery from the natural world with modern Americana-esque sounds with a pounding rhythm section and modern dance grooves. The sound has acoustic instruments, stadium electric guitars, alt-country influenced pedal steel, spacey synthesizers and spiritual, sometimes trippy, sometimes raw lyrics that have a search for meaning and an emotional, honest and simple take on the everyday. New album written in sheds in the countryside, recorded and produced by Tommy McLaughlin (Villagers, SOAK), for release in May 2019.


The In Their Thousands story started out on a quick trajectory. Hotpress Magazine and national broadcaster 2FM championed the band as the best unsigned act in the country. A string of major festival appearances, tv and radio coverage at home and abroad, and european tours dates quickly followed. In a 2 year period ITT self released 4 EP's and In Their Thousands, Cellars, Between the Waters, and Ends became the bands first body of work amassing 20 plus songs.

The output covered a lot of ground, evolving and experimenting with producers and studios as each piece of the puzzle came together. It started off with acoustic guitars and sweet harmonies, opened up with honesty of lyric and an a homage to the stories and culture of old, before jumping off into heavier, more experimental, and alternative waters.

We then returned back to the north west and took some time to catch up with life outside the van and the motorways. We wanted to re-imagine what was important to say with our next release. We wanted to refine the best way to say our piece so that it be understood and cross borders and seas. A re-immersion in Irish traditional music, language, and our culture was where we dived and the material that came out sounds totally different than what this depicts. New instruments and influences were acquired and courted. There were over 40 working ideas on the blackboard on last count and countless that didn't make it before we could see the handful that fitted together into a bigger thought. Ultimately a new sound developed that seeded in sheds on dark winters nights and blossomed in Attica Studios with the guidance of producer Tommy Mc Laughlin 18 months later. Time to put the head above ground again.

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Upcoming Gigs

  6 Jul 2019 12:00 Rudolstadt Music Festival, Rudolstadt, Germany   Rudolstadt World Music Festival   Buy Tickets