Described by John Kennedy (Radio X) as Ireland’s answer to The National, the band have been honing and perfecting their live performance over the past few years. They are regulars at festivals such as Indiependence, Longitude and Electric Picnic and have supported world-class acts like Ride, Public Service Broadcasting and Palace. The band play their biggest headline to date at The Academy in Dublin this November, as well as a string of headline dates in the UK including a London show with John Kennedy from Radio X and Manchester date with Scruff of the Neck’s Chris Brearley.
Their mission statement is to merge electronica, dance and pop while fostering a spirit of inclusion always evident at the long-gone club “Columbia Mills’ in Dublin’s docklands from where they took their name. Columbia Mills live show is a work of art, with poignant lyrics becoming the antithesis of their upbeat melodies and impressive lights show. A Columbia Mills show needs to be enjoyed on a big stage… or in a big field!
Constant musical development has marked the journey of Columbia Mills since the band’s inception in 2014. The band have released two critically acclaimed albums to date. ‘A Safe Distance to Watch’ and ‘CCTV’. With their 3rd album ‘Heart of The Nation’ ready for release in September 2022. Recent singles Heart of the Nation, Addiction and Nevada have been added to RTÉ 2XM and Radio X playlists, were premiered in Irelands biggest magazine Hot Press and have received some incredible reviews from the likes of Irish Times and Today FM. Their foothold on Ireland is clear to see.
Columbia Mills are: Fiachra Treacy, Ste Ward, Uisneagh Treacy, Paul Kenny
“Ireland’s answer to The National”-John Kennedy, Radio X
“A sound that lands somewhere between The National and The 1975, this is a band to watch”.- Andrea Cleary, Irish Times, RTÉ Arena Contributor
“Columbia Mills has emerged and remained one of Ireland’s consistently great bands over the last few years and like any great band they push the boundaries of their sound in ever interesting and ear-catching directions as is proven by Heart Of A Nation, an arresting, sweeping and a melodic powerhouse of a single.” – – Ed Smith, Today FM
“CCTV is the kind of album to take on a long, late-night drive and listen from start to finish”- The Last Mixed Tape
“5/5”-The Arena show, RTE Radio One
“I’ve always felt these lads were always a cut above the rest”-Ed Smith, Today FM
“World Class Band”-Paul McLoone, Today FM