MTV showcase for The Beat Poets
ONE of Northern Ireland's hardest working bands, The Beat Poets, have recently found out their music has been exposed to millions on two of MTV's most popular television shows, 'The Hills' and 'Girls of Hedsor Hall'.
This makes The Beat Poets one of very few unsigned bands to feature on such high profile shows and secures their place as one of Northern Irelands hardest working unsigned bands, but hopefully for not much longer with plenty of label interest following the screenings.
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 Northern 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.
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 as well as being the only European artist endorsed by Sonicbids ("Iam Sonicbids Award") for 2008/2009.
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 band is currently gearing up for releases in August and October of 2009 as they continue to perform worldwide.
Their debut Album is coming out early 2010 and more info can be found at the website www.myspace.com/beatpoets or www.thebeatpoets.com
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