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The Beat Poets

Rock // Warrenpoint, Down

Described by NME as ‘Blistering, Frenzied, blood-stirring, rock that weaves its way through U2, the Foos and The Vines’ The Beat Poets are one of the most exciting new acts to emerge from Northern Ireland in recent years. BBC ATL described them as “Northern Ireland’s hardest working unsigned band” with the Irish Star claiming they could be the biggest band to come from the North of Ireland since Snow Patrol.
Touring relentlessly the Beat Poets have supporting World renowned acts such as Sonic Youth, The Chemical Brothers, The Duke Spirit, Nine Black Alps, The Parlotones and much more from venue’s such as Marlay Park (Dublin) to Canadian Music Week and 6 storming shows at the 2009 South by Southwest Music (SXSW) music festival in Austin, Texas.

With recent TV performances on The BBC and UTV the band’s latest tracks are now licensed with the BBC, Channel 4 as well as MTV and are currently on the latest series of MTV One shows The Hard Times of RJ Berger (2010) and previous series including ‘The Hills’ & ‘Girls of Hedsor Hall’ (2009) in the US adding to the band growing reputation.

Receiving airplay worldwide including the UK (Xfm, BBC, Virgin), Ireland (Today Fm, 2fm), USA (K-Rock) and Australia (Triple J) the band has been crowned Xfm unsigned winners, Virgin Radio Xtreme unsigned winners, Today Fm’s Rising Artist and were spotlighted by the New York CMJ Festival in October 2008.

The Band’s debut single ‘Turn It On/Shadowlands’ released by ‘ the singles club’ via small indie label Pronoia Records UK (2007) was a stepping stone for the band to self-release in ‘Staring Stars Down’ 2008 via Absolute Marketing (Dave Matthews, Imogen Heap) and Universal Records Distribution. Working with world acclaimed producers ‘Greg Haver’ (Manic Street Preachers, Lost Prophets), Dave Way (Foo Fighers, Stevie Wonder) and Neal Calderwood (Fighting With Wire, The Answer).

‘The Making’ E.P released in November 2009 introduced a new sound from The Beat Poets and has been tearing up the radio in Ireland being play-listed on major national stations and receiving national press coverage due to the high critical of the bands new tracks including SXSW 2010.

The Poets recent single ‘One By One’ (Out May 2010) became the No.1 most requested track on N.Ireland’s biggest radio station ‘Cool Fm’ remaining on their Top 20 most requested list for 12 weeks and the 10 weeks on the second biggest station City Beat. The radio onslaught has continued with the new single seeing play on 2fm, RTE Radio 1, Today FM, BBC Radio 1 N.I and many more. With live sessions on RTE Radio 1, Cool Fm, BBC and City Beat the band continues to appear regularly in major national publications including Hotpress, The Sunday World, AU and The People while the new set and shows receive rave reviews!

The band’s new single Gravity was released on November 15th 2010 and already is currently play listed on all major stations in N.Ireland , with their single video receiving video of the week on Irish Music site Golden Plec. The band has also received an endorsement by US music recording giants TASCAM following this single. December sees the band release their own iphone App via a Mobile Roadie Endorsement. Their debut album is due 2011.

“Blistering, Frenzied, blood-stirring, rock that weaves it’s way through U2, the Foos and The Vines”

“Excellent quality, top of the shop”
- XFM London

“The Beat Poets could soon be the biggest act of Belfast since Snow Patrol”
- Irish Star Magazine

“a band on the cusp of something big…truly special…our new favourite band” – Hotpress
This band kicks ass…so impressive I just had to play them”
- Tom Dunne – Planet Rock Profiles (VH1)

“The industry can’t ignore such an evident talent, so hopefully the time when we hear John Dinsmore send his call through a stadium crowd is not that far ahead.”
- Sugarbuzz London

‘Recommended Northern Ireland act not to miss at SXSW 2009’ – Austin Chronicle

‘An emerging young band who show immense promise and seem to have the talent to go all the way’ - Sunday World - 6th Dec 2009

Title track (“The Making”) is a corker….recommended download’ – Hot Press Nov 2009

‘They have the earnest heart on sleeve lyrics, big sound and bigger choruses; The Beat Poets are poised to be the finest purveyors of stirring rock in a long time. If it’s your thing, check them out’ - Cluas Nov 2009

‘The Making - 7/10 - A band unafraid to make big-sounding guitar music with rousing choruses’- AU Dec 2009

‘Nordy foursome ‘The Beat Poets’ have epic rock flowing...John Dinsmore’s falsetto gives a menacing edge’ – Hot Press April 2010

‘The No.1 most requested single on Northern Ireland’s biggest commercial hit station, The Beat Poets ‘One By One!’ – Cool Fm May 2010

“The industry can’t ignore such an evident talent, so hopefully the time when we hear John Dinsmore send his call through a stadium crowd is not that far ahead.”
- Sugarbuzz London

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