Cobh, County Cork
The Burma are an indie band based in Cork City. Influenced by the American Indie scene of the early 2000’s and British guitar bands such as The Smiths, The Burma’s jangly guitars and bouncy basslines make for refreshingly melodic songs.
In December 2016 The Burma released Love Fades, the first single from their debut EP. The Indie floor-filler was met with great acclaim with Hot Press stating “The pop-rockers are as suited to the dancefloor as the dive bar, as bouncy basslines underpin earwig melodies and shimmering guitar lines. Recent releases like Love Fades suggest that they’re ready to graduate to the big time.” The music video was shared online almost 500 times in the first few days after release and it received regular airplay from the likes of RTE2FM and Red FM. Love Fades was also made JOE.ie’s Song of the Day. “This is a little cracker of a tune!”
The Burma released their debut EP Her Eyes On Horizons in June 2017. The band embarked on a successful Irish tour, headlining venues such as Whelans, Roisin Dubh and Coughlans.
In September 2017 The Burma released the single 'Sucker For Stars' and this track was picked up by Hot Press as their Track Of The Day, "The Burma's ascendancy continues with new single 'Sucker For Stars', which features Smiths-styled guitar riffs, a hugely catchy chorus, and a vocal exhibition from lead singer Tony O'Donovan."
The Burma have supported acts such as The Academic, The Strypes, Delorentos, The Blizzards & Ryan Sheridan.
The Burma have been tipped for a big future by many music outlets including Hot Press where they were included in the magazine’s ‘Hot for 2017’ issue as a band who “will be certain to grace the New Year’s pages”. They were also selected to play at Whelans' "Ones To Watch" festival.
“Anyone in fear that the conveyor-belt of winning guitar bands might be slowing down would be well advised to check out this Cobh quintet before writing any epitaphs.” – Hot Press
“A new Cork band with a great sound. It won't be long before they are headlining gigs themselves” – Joe.ie
"It’s sun-kissed, California-driving music – yet it’s relevant, and it’s fresh." – Golden Plec