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Joshua Burnside

Northern Irish experimental folk songwriter and producer Joshua Burnside is something of a regional anomaly. With a brooding, powerful sound echoing artists of places afar and time long gone, his enthralling craft defies local comparison in striving towards an aesthetic as much as visual as it is sonic. Balanced with a diverse palette of sounds, Burnside deftly blends alt-folk and elements of the Irish folk song tradition with South American rhythms 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.

10 Million streams on Spotify Platform

Press Winner of the NI Music Prize 2017

Performed at BBC 6 Music Biggest Weekend Fringe festival 2018, Belfast

Extensive radio play and support from BBC Radio 1 and 6 Music; Guy Garvey, Tom Robinson, Tom Ravenscroft, Lauren Laverne, Huw Stephens and Phil Taggart.

Featured in The Sunday Times, The Irish Times, Belfast Telegraph, Daily Mirror, Hot Press, Golden Plec, The Thin Air.

‘Rumbling, brooding, powerful, magnetic’ – The Irish Times

‘Understated and exaggerated, thought-provoking and reflective, constantly keeping the listener on their toes’ – Golden Plec

‘Burnside’s sound surges with real force… an intoxicating bundle of frayed nerves and woozy intensity.’ – NPR

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