Going Beyond: The Forward-Moving Sounds of Modern Belfast

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We’ve been included on a list of Belfast artists over at Bandcamp: From his days fronting “un-pop” threesome Charles Hurts, to playing guitar in Girls Names, Philip Quinn has brazenly shape-shifted as a musician over the last 10 years. Originally begun as a guitar, bass, and drum machine collaboration with Derry’s Christian Donaghey (aka Autumns), Quinn’s solo project Gross Net arrived with the release of his debut album, Quantitative Easing, in late 2016. A 10-track effort tussling with depression, identity, and the interminable burden of financial struggle, it’s a bleak—yet, at times, brilliantly satirical—release that finds Quinn melding murky post-punk with industrial-soaked electronic vignettes, including the wonderful, wretched swagger of “Still Life.”

We’re in very good company, so read the full list here.

 

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