Local Music: The Visitors

Photo by Anne Seredina

The Visitors are a five-piece post genre rock band from Dundalk, Co. Louth made up of Darren Connor, Jamie Conlon, Ben McCarthy, Diarmuid Murray, and Saoirse Murray. The band have been on the scene since 2017, but got their total lineup together in September 2019. The band have since been playing in venues across Dundalk and Dublin, and have a new track coming out this evening called Charlie. The Visitors talked to The Jumble about their style, their upcoming EP, and the lock down. 

 We describe our music as post genre, it’s not tied to any genre in particular. Overall, it’s kind of  ‘heavy, mellow, heavy’ . 

With our catalogue so far It is hard to pick a favourite track, there’s not one song that we’re unhappy with. We all can agree what some of our best songs are: Charlie, Drop em, Settle down, and A Different Story

Unfortunately, due to the current pandemic our debut E.P ‘What Did You Expect’ has been delayed. We are aiming to release it in July when the final mix and master is completed, so stay tuned for more info on that! We’ve also had to cancel a lot of our upcoming gigs, including our gig in Whelans and our E.P launch night in our local venue in The Spirit Store. Like every other local band and local venue, it has affected us greatly. These times won’t last forever and soon life will go back to normal. Hopefully, it won’t be too long before we get back to playing gigs and enjoying music from other new bands. 

Charlie and the accompanying animated music video by @ixvisualarts will be available from 6PM today (26th of June 2020) you can watch it on The Visitors pages on Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram.


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