- 08 Mar 19
Columbia Mills have an announced a new show as they get set to release their new album.
For those who don't know the story...
COLUMBIA MILLS was a building based on Dublin’s Quays. In the early 90s the building became a mecca for the illegal rave scene, bringing people together from all walks of life and all musical tastes. The diversity of music and social classes is something that has left a lasting impression on the city and has not been rediscovered since the police put an end to the institution in an early morning raid in the mid 90s.
Columbia Mills was all about inclusion, something that the band - who pay tribute to this era in Irish cultural history with their name - believe very strongly in.
Based between Dublin and Wicklow in Ireland, Columbia Mills have shaped their musical style with a guitar driven sounds and emphasis on electronic foundations. Having released two EPs to wide critical acclaim, their debut single ‘Never Gonna Look At You The Same’ was play listed on Today FM and TXFM in Dublin and was also picked up by Radio X in London. Their music is dark, ambient, emotive - but with an almost deep south sensibility.
Columbia Mills released their debut album A Safe Distance To Watch last year. Produced by Rob Kirwan (Hozier, Depeche Mode, U2), and it led to the hugely successful singles 'Battles', 'Headstart' & 'This City Doesn't Feel Like Home'.
New single 'Close To You' is out now and will be taken from their forthcoming album (due 2019).
Columbia Mills will perform at The Soundhouse on Friday May 31. Tickets €17.50 Inc. booking fee on sale Tuesday March 12th at 10am from Ticketmaster.
Listen to 'Close To You' here:
Close to You, a song by Columbia Mills on Spotify