Belfast, County Down
‘Rumbling, brooding, powerful, magnetic’ - The Irish Times
'Hands down one of the most-forward thinking artists from these shores' - The Thin Air
Joshua Burnside is an experimental folk artist based in Belfast, and a recipient of the Northern Ireland Music Prize for his debut album ‘EPHRATA’. The album was highly praised by the The Sunday Times, Irish Times, State.ie and The Thin Air as well receiving huge support from BBC 6 Music DJ’s Lauren Laverne, Tom Ravenscroft, Guy Garvey, and BBC Radio 1’s Phil Taggart and Huw Stephens.
EPHRATA has been praised for lyrics which blend local history with surreal imagery and apocalyptic themes, as well as the fusion of south american rhythms with traditional Irish melodies and instrumentation.