Cobh, County Cork
The Burma are an Indie Rock n’ Roll band based in Cork, Ireland. They are influenced by the American Indie scene of the early 2000’s and British guitar bands of the 80s and 90s.
The Burma’s jangly guitars and bouncy bass-lines make for refreshingly melodic songs. The line-up consists of long-time friends from Cobh Tony O’Donovan and Peter Piggott along with Doolin, Co. Clare drummer Cian Doherty whom they met in Cork in 2012.
The Burma released their single Quicksand in October 2018 and have gained extensive national airplay since its release. It was featured as Song of The Day on Joe.ie. “This is a classic three minute pop song full of verve and melody”. “The Burma are a band on the up and you really should start checking them out so you can tell your pals, you knew them before they became huge.”
2019 saw The Burma have their busiest year yet with continuous nation wide festival and tour dates throughout the year following the release of their most recent single "Phoney Personality". The first single off of their brand new upcoming 5 track EP "Sugar Moonlight", due for release in March 2020.
Jan 24th 2020 saw the release of The Burma's newest single "When You're Gone" with Hot Press exclusively premiering the music video for the single.
With tour dates both in the UK and Nationwide lined up for the year, 2020 is shaping up to be a full schedule for the Cork band.
“Anyone in fear that the conveyor-belt of winning guitar bands might be slowing down would be well advised to check out The Burma before writing any epitaphs.”
– Hot Press
"It’s sun-kissed, California-driving music – yet it’s relevant, and it’s fresh." – Golden Plec
“Jangly guitar pop at its finest.” – Dan Hegarty, RTE 2FM
The Burma have landed support slots for acts such as The Academic, The Strypes, Delorentos, Brian Deady, The Blizzards, Ryan Sheridan and The Frank and Walters.
The band are named after The Burma Steps in Cobh, Co. Cork.