Joshua Burnside shares video for “Holllllogram” – Nominated for Northern Irish Music Prize – Tour Starts 2 October

September 29, 2017

Joshua Burnside
Premieres video for “Holllllogram”
New Album Ephrata Out Now via Quiet Arch
Nominated for Northern Irish Music Prize
UK/Ireland Tour Starts 2 October
2 October – Night and Day, Manchester
3 October – Studio 2, Parr Street, Liverpool
4 October – Paper Dress Vintage, London
6 October – Jumpin Jacks, Newcastle
25 October – Cyprus Avenue, Cork
26 October – Cleere’s, Kilkenny
27 October – Dolans, Limerick
28 October – Whelans, Dublin
Joshua Burnside shares his new lyric video for “Holllllogram”, taken from his recent album Ephrata on Quiet Arch Records. The video (premiered via Fame Magazine) is a nostalgic seaside vignette, where a man and a woman dance along to the same song, without seeing each other. The song is a duet with Alana Henderson (cellist and backing singer for Hozier) about a teenage couple from a small town who break up, grow up and move away from each other.
oshua Burnside’s album Ephrata has been shortlisted for the Northern Irish Music Prize 2017, the winner will be announced at Belfast’s Madela Hall on Saturday 11 November.


Joshua Burnside embarks on a UK and Ireland tour this October, with dates in Manchester, Liverpool, London and Newcastle, as well as Cork, Kilkenny, Limerick and Dublin. This follows an appearance at the Reeperbahn Festival in Hamburg last week and a slot at The Great Escape in Brighton earlier in the year.
Since its release in May, Ephrata has racked up 400,000 plays on Spotify and the singles “Blood Drive” and “Tunnels Pt 2” have had radio play across the BBC 6 Music, Radio One and Radio 2. He will be heading to Nashville to focus on songwriting and will play a show whilst he’s there.
Written in a burst of a few weeks whilst living in northern Colombia, the songs on Ephrata deal with a diverse range of themes, from PTSD and technophobia, to larger questions about time, love and death in the modern age. Balanced with a diverse palette of sounds, Burnside deftly blends alt-folk and elements of the Irish folk song tradition with South American and Eastern European influences, whilst introducing synthetic and found-sounds, synths loops and crunching beats to create a stormy world that shifts and swirls perspective like a lingering lucid dream.
“a wistful folk pop song redolent of the likes of Iron and Wine and Willy Mason.” God is in the TV
“Beautifully crafted… Jose Gonzalez-esque brooding, subtly lifting in to life with a quiver of plucked strings and a shuffling percussion that adds a warm glow to the otherwise icy ether that surrounds it all.” Gold Flake Paint

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