Derry, County Derry
NEWT is the project of multi - instrumentalist and composer Brendan Gallagher, who formed the Northern Irish Rock band to perform live the music/songs he writes and records himself.
Brendan (Lead vocals, Guitar, Keys) is joined by talented musicians Charlie Cairns (Drums, vocals), Nolan Donnelly (Guitar, vocals) and Peter Close (Bass, vocals). They help to bring/communicate a sense of enthusiasm to the bands energetic live shows.
You can find the music on iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, Deezer, TIDAL, Google Play, Amazon UK and Amazon US!
With two EPs completed, Brendan is currently writing and recording what will be the debut album.
They play catchy, intricate music with lots of energy.
They have received radio play from:
BBC Radio Foyle Electric Mainline with Stephen McCauley, BBC Radio Ulster Across The Line, New Vibrations Show 93.9 Dublin South FM, Rock Radio UK, INDIE ARENA RADIO, Sounds of Northern Ireland Radio Show, Queen's Radio and BBC Radio 6 Music, The BBC Introducing Mixtape with Tom Robinson.
"You can tell through their music they have passion for what they do" - Genius Babble Music Reviews.
"Newt add a degree of discipline and intelligence that bodes well for both their future and your current musical enjoyment" - Bluesbunny Music Reviews.
"There’s every ingredient known to music in the melting pot that is their sound. All in all, this is a pretty stunning piece of work for a debut." - DervSwerve.
"They're straddling indie-pop and heavy rock very well" - REMY.
"wonderful musicianship and an impressive strength of tune-age" - Super World Indie Tunes.
"These lads have a hard edge to them and use it to their advantage as they mix sounds in a very nuanced way" - R8Singer, READ BETWEEN THE LINES.
"Not Around is bold, vigorous and one to crank right up. These guys are definitely a band to watch" - Alannah Morrow, GiggingNI.
"Although math-rock in its basic settings, the band’s sound is a stone’s-throw from transcendental" - Dan Brown, CHORDBLOSSOM.
"Permeated by a rollicking sense of fun" - Across The Line, BBC Radio Ulster.