- 11 Mar 21
Episode Two of RTÉ's bi-lingual series 'My Tribe' will follow Emily 7 on their daily trials and tribulations of being in a indie band this Monday evening.
The second season of the four-part bi-lingual series My Tribe, airing on RTÉ One, reveals the underground worlds of some of music’s most defining youth culture movements.
The show aims to take the viewer inside those scenes where music is life, clothing is precise, and attitude is everything, delving into the archives to reveal the fascinating origins of these subcultures.
Meeting the modern-day members of these tribes to find out what makes them so enduring is a core part of the programme, with next Monday's episode following Tallaght band Emily 7.
Consisting of brothers Kyle and Scott Bellew, Emily 7 have been busy creating raw indie-fuelled guitar hooks and sharp lyricism to articulate their trials and tribulations of growing up.
At 21 and 18 respectively, the duo have been creating music together as Emily 7 for over two years now, breaking the mould and creating waves across Ireland and beyond. Inspired by Britpop bands Suede and Oasis as well as films along the lines of Trainspotting, The Full Monty and Human Traffic; Kyle and Scott's eye for their unique sense of cultural style has earned them partnerships with brands like Fred Perry, among others.
Establishing a clear '90s image, and an even clearer '90s rock sound, the band have curated opportunities to reflect their nostalgic influences. Being asked to take part in an RTÉ documentary show is undoubtedly a next-level launch for the pair.
"A promoter we’ve worked with in the past got in touch with us to let us know his friend was looking for indie bands to talk about the current indie scene in Dublin for an episode of the second series of the show My Tribe," Kyle Bellow explains.
"We were delighted to take part and can’t wait for the programme to air. It was strange having a film crew pull up outside the house. Our neighbours must’ve thought we’d robbed a bank or something! It was great though to have an in depth conversation about our experiences and the time involved in the Dublin music scene. We’re blessed to have been given the opportunity. Viewers can expect an insight into the lives and experiences of some of Dublin’s hardest working artists in the indie music scene."
While COVID may have halted plans for their Whelan's show, a rescheduled date is in the works along with plans for a livestream gig and new single launch. The pair aren't taking their time on an RTÉ set for granted, and hope that the show can inspire other young people from their area to start their own bands.
"It was quite strange having a film crew in me room for a start! It was an interesting experience having a group of people talk to me about the indie scene in Dublin and also about Emily 7," Scott from the outfit says.
"From a first-person perspective, there are not many easily accessible opportunities for younger bands and artists to voice and broadcast their views and opinions on national level, that’s why I’m really excited about this!"
Episode Two of RTÉ One's My Tribe airs this Monday, March 15th at 7:30pm.
Check out the trailer below:
Hip hop crews, indie kids and metallers ... Mo Threibh (My Tribe) explores all kinds of tribes and the sense of belonging that comes with them. Starts 7.30pm tonight on @RTEOne. Seachtain na Gaeilge ar RTÉ #SnaG21 @SnaGaeilge pic.twitter.com/lQguOutxSB
— RTÉ (@rte) March 8, 2021