- 19 Oct 21
The latest single from the Belfast singer and guitarist is a nugget of indie rock/pop with quite the catchy chorus.
Belfast singer-songwriter Rory Nellis has shared a new music video for his latest single 'Strange Behaviour'.
A singer-songwriter and guitarist based in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Nellis is an artist who wears indie rock stripes proudly on his sleeve. Marrying palm-muted electric guitar in the vein of early Weezer, with sweeping synth arpeggios evoking peak-era Grandaddy, ‘Strange Behaviour’ honours the artist’s deep love of the genre. But it’s far from mimicry: Nellis’ take on the sound - which is as much power-pop here as anything - is all his very own, and the track is a nugget of indie rock/pop with quite the catchy chorus.
Watch the new music video, recorded live at The Limelight, Belfast and premiering here on Hot Press, below.
Rory has been writing and performing since he was a teenager, gaining support from the likes of BBC Radio Ulster , RTE 2FM, Hot Press Magazine and The Irish News. Rory has toured all around Ireland and beyond - playing festivals and venues such as The Limelight (Belfast), The Atlantic Sessions, Other Voices (Dingle), Whelan’s (Dublin) and The Bluebird Café (Nashville).
Nellis' second album, There Are Enough Songs in the World, was widely acclaimed, seeing him being heralded as “One of Ireland’s most naturally gifted songsmiths”. As Snow Patrol's Gary Lightbody put it at the time: “the music is sweeping. There's magic in it”.
Rory’s songwriting is filled with flowing melodies and honest, self-reflective lyrics as he aims to strike a balance between serious and playful: tense and relaxed. What comes out is an effortless flow of wonderful noises, poignant sentiments and ear-worming hooks which you are guided through by Rory’s emotive voice - gentle and comforting in one verse and epic and roaring in another.
Listen to 'Strange Behaviour' below: