From the furthermost regions of Romania... From the mountainous peaks of Scotland... From the darkest corners of a Boards.ie forum... comes a band desperately trying to create new music together whilst practicing social distancing due to the Covid-19 worldwide pandemic….
Founding members Ally Pender and Alex Burcea met whilst in another band and found there was a creative spark when they worked together. They decided to form their own project in the summer of 2018. They spent the next year writing songs & auditioning band members. The current lineup was completed when Evan Cassidy, James O’ Gorman & Shane Waldron joined in June 2019.
Legend says if you took Muse, The Editors, The Killers and Manic Street Preachers and baked them into a cake at 180 degrees you would create not only a lawsuit, but something that bears a mild resemblance to Afterbliss.
Afterbliss spent the first 18 months of their existence writing songs, recording demos and shaping their sound based on their collective influences. Melodic rock is how they best describe their sound, taking notes from the aforementioned bands and creating a style that is uniquely theirs.
In September 2020, Afterbliss entered Windmill Lane Recording Studio to begin recording sessions with producer Alan Kelly. They released their debut single in November 2020 'Until Sunrise'. Until Sunrise was well received by fans and critics and received radio play on many local and national stations.
Their follow up single was 'Kiss & Tell'. Kiss & Tell has the same indie pop genes as Until Sunrise but with a darker undertone. Driving drums and bass help underpin catchy vocal melodies while the guitars and synths pack their own punch.
Now, the band has just released their third single 'Remnants'. A dynamic and complex track blending together a wide array of musical genres, from classical to dance. Remnants will take you on a journey as it’s galloping verse morphs into a chorus that will have you on your feet. All while retaining the classic Afterbliss melodic undertones.