Ones To Watch: ABQ
Location: London, UK
Members: Paul Shevlin- vocals/keys, Adam Devenney- guitars , James Pollock- drums & Kit Grier- bass guitar
Genre: Alternative Pop
Hailing from the streets of Belfast, this four-piece indie pop band are not unaccustomed to recognition, having already been likened to bands such as Imagine Dragons, Snow Patrol, and Biffy Clyro. They have also had the opportunity to work with Mats Valentin (Carpark North), Ben Langmaid (La Roux), and Joe Cleere.
Alternative pop with a twist of rock, ABQ are getting ready to release their debut single ‘Takes So Long’, a gutsy and rebellious track with a truly anthemic melody. The track is about being out of control, it is about letting go and starting again, an experience that everyone can relate to. ABQ ‘slead singer Paul Shevlin, previous winner for the BPI / BRIT Awards sponsored ‘Next Brit Thing’, provides an amazing front for this bold and impassioned band. His voice is incredibly powerful, and yet there is truly emotive quality to his vocals.
Their debut track manages to have a real vulnerability, a sentiment that is reaffirmed by some of the lyrics. ‘So this is where you go when you need to get away’ sings Paul Shevlin. It is a song about feeling overwhelmed and acknowledging that everyone needs to get away sometimes.
Having spent May performing in various cities around the UK, this breakout band are now heading to The Great Escape to showcase their expert musicianship and infectiously passionate performance style. With new music in the pipeline and the suggestion of more live gigs, ABQ are ready to show the industry just how much they have to offer.
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