The Wonder Villains
Fresh out of high school (The girls got their A-Levels results in the Summer) the band have embarked upon an incredible journey in the past year which has seen them win the NI Music awards 'Contenders' title. Invitations by BBC Introducing to play the Radio One Big Weekend Festival were followed by support shows with New Young Pony Club, Casiotone For The Painfully Alone, The Human League, The Undertones and General Fiasco.
They play blistering joyous Anti-Pop, smashing through two minute pop songs while cranking the distortion on their homemade keyboard sounds.
Their debut single (released Oct 23rd) received play nationally on BBC Radio 1 (Daytime & Specialist), Radio 2, 6 Music, XFM, Q, Absolute Radio and they bagged their debut national TV performance on ESPN's Talk Of The Terrace show. Being the house band and playing the show out with their track "Zola" a quirky stomper telling tales of the Italian football legend Gianfranco Zola.
The single was also in the top five Radio chart new entries in Ireland on the week of it's release, a week in which Wonder Villains embarked on their first UK tour in sold out venues supporting General Fiasco.
They will release two more singles in Spring time and have already been confirmed for SXSW, Dot To Dot Festival and HMV's Next Big Thing.
A Huw Stephens session on BBC Radio 1 was broadcast in Dec and the track 'Zola' is one of Q magazines recommended tracks in their December '11 edition.
Ferrari is released 19th February through No Dancing Records in association with Third Bar.