NEW ALBUM 'PSYCHIC WAVES'  - AVAILABLE FROM  TOWER RECORDS
   AND FREEBIRD RECORDS DUBLIN


  ONE OF THE ALBUMS OF THE WEEK - 16 JUNE 2014

  Dan Hegarty - The Alternative

  RTE 2fm: Monday - Thursday (1am) & 2XM (10am to 1pm

"The Northern Drones have been knocking out albums at a rate that is hard to keep up with.
Do they know something we don't know? Is the apocalypse around the corner? On the menu
is a wall of guitar noise drenched in psychedelic. 'Psychic Waves' may not win them an Oscar,
but it's an album that you should certainly take note of, and enjoy".


http://www.rte.ie/2fm/dan-hegarty-the-alternative/






      SUNSTROKE - FREE DOWNLOAD FROM NEW ALBUM

 http://thenortherndrones.bandcamp.com/track/sunstroke








whelans 27/6/14





live at pine lodge 22/3/14


                                       
 




mornin lite - recorded live



Free Download: The Northern Drones – ‘Earth Walker’


 
https://sites.google.com/a/thenortherndrones.com/northerndrones/home/TPOELOGOLARGE.png?attredirects=0

 
" Shoegaze that's out of this world from the northern drones with new track 'Earth Walker' "

 November 28, 2013   



https://sites.google.com/a/thenortherndrones.com/northerndrones/home/northern-drones-cover.jpg

    
The Northern Drones hail from Dublin and don’t put too much information up online – not that there’s anything wrong with that; well, they don’t put much truthful information up. Their Facebook page lists their members as ‘few, aye’, their general manager is ‘howard wilkinson’ and their influences are ‘benson and hedges’. The Northern Drones uploaded a new track to their Bandcamp page this week, ‘Earth Walker’, which is a slowly evolving shoegazey saga. I think there are vocals but they’re buried so down in the mix that you’d need a plunger to even begin to strain to hear what they’re saying. ‘Earth Walker’, a song title which I love, is taken “from unreleased, released 21 February 2037″ (info is from Bandcamp, may not be truthful). You can download the five-minute-plus track for free at said Bandcamp page.

http://www.thepointofeverything.com/2013/11/28/free-download-the-northern-drones-earth-walker/








New Irish Music: The Northern Drones

by · December 4, 2013

The Northern Drones is an indie/psychedelic rock band from Dublin.

Released in 2037 apparently, their EP unreleased is eight slow burn low-fi tracks including the one below,

earth walker which is like a slightly less fuzzy version of my bloody valentine.


http://www.feckingdeadly.com/new-irish-music-northern-drones-northerndrones/


https://www.facebook.com/thereverbisshoegaze


Psych is the glue in Cork
by Conor O'Toole


http://wearenoise.com/index.php/2013/03/psych-is-the-glue-in-cork/


The Northern Drones – Top 5  

http://wearenoise.com/index.php/2013/03/the-northern-drones-top-5/

by Noise. on Mar 27, 2013




seen - recorded live dec 14













NEW TRACKS - FREE DOWNLOAD




FREE DOWNLOADS FROM HIGH SKY

 

fallout at vantastival


grass live at retro revival 9/2/13


POISON RIDER 
      
ELECTRIC SUN



THE NORTHERN DRONES 'HIGH SKY' ALBUM LISTED IN
AT NUMBER 12 IN THE TOP 100 IRISH ALBUMS OF 2012

FULL LIST HERE

THANKS TO DAN HEGARTY AT RTE 2FM

FEW ALBUMS STILL AVAILABLE FROM
FREEBIRD RECORDS DUBLIN
AND ONLINE HERE



RECORDED LIVE LAST YEAR

MML sweeneys 18.12.12

 FREE LOAD DOWN
HERE http://thenortherndrones.bandcamp.com/





Recession Concessions 4 July 2012

HIGH SKY listed in the 20 Irish Albums of 2012
(so far) worth forking out some cash for.
From the Heineken music website
CLICK HERE FOR FULL LIST






NEW ALBUM

Available now from CD BABY USA

 FREEBIRD RECORDS, SPINDIZZY,

 
TOWER RECORDS DUBLIN, IRELAND

 PLUGD RECORDS CORK,
IRELAND

 AMAZON and iTUNES

       








NEW ALBUM - THE NORTHERN DRONES 'HIGH SKY'            

ALBUM OF THE WEEK 7/5/12
FROM THE RTE 2FM WEBSITE
                                                                                                                  
"They're back with their third album 'High Sky'... Not bad considering that The Northern Drones only released their debut album less than two years ago. Fear not, they haven't lost that scerated guitar sound, they still sound as loose as ever, or as they were once described on this show; "Psychedelic Garage Rock recorded under the stairs!"

THE ALTERNATIVE WITH DAN HEGARTY
MON-THUR 11.OO-13.00
ON 2XM and 23.00-01.00 ON 2FM 



    click on the cover up there
         to hear the tracks






GIG REVIEW FROM WE ARE NOISE

The Altered Hours/Northern Drones – The Pavilion, Cork, 31.05.12

by Stephen Purcell on Jun 1, 2012

Although the students of Cork have wrapped up for the year, there must be something in the air that has them out in droves tonight. A tough year spent warbling over lecture notes? The fear of what lies in store with the Treaty? A night where you can forget your worries for two hours and let the soundscapes of fellow countrymen suspend you in a vortex of absolute bliss. Whatever the reason, they sure do a fine job of setting the scene for what I can only describe as an experience.

100 eyes at whelans 23.11.12



Supporting The Altered Hours tonight are Dubin-based purveyors of momentum Northern Drones. You’ll have to excuse my lack of seeking but I’m unfamiliar with the name and tonight really is my first introducion to the band. Three albums in two years isn’t an easy feat for any band not to mind an independent Irish band in this ecomomy. Arguments aside, I was hooked after the first 60 seconds. Kicking out with the loudest waltz I’ve ever heard, the noise-filled drone insantly suffocates any conversation about “band name generator” apps that happens to be going on. The vocals are completely and utterly buried and although the crowd are aware, the band too, it couldn’t work any better.

The Drones’ frontman delivers a raw punk drawl that at times sounds like Mark E Smith, but then again maybe that’s what we think we’re hearing. ‘Mornin Lite’ from the band’s self titled 2010 album follows, combing a gorgeous Route 66 twang with some serious guitar hammering to follow. There are element of kraut in place with its successor, the Jaki Liebezeit style groove changing the pace of the swaying bodies. Finishing with another track from the same album, ‘Nothern Drone’ must be their signature song. Combining elements of Ride and early Dandy Warhols, it has the band grooving back and forth with the audience in a worryless world. By the time I’m rubbing the inside of my ear wondering how many more db’s I’ve lost, the band have thrown the guitars on the floor and knocked over the mic stand, and that’s it. Four songs, delivered with more affection than a packet of Love Hearts. Raw, real and ready!!

READ FULL GIG REVIEW HERE


THANKS TO THE ALTERED HOURS FOR HAVING US DOWN TO SUPPORT THEM, GET THEIR BRILLIANT DEBUT EP 'DOWNSTREAM'  HERE