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Bleeding Heart Pigeons & Arborist


The magnificent Bleeding Heart Pigeons make their Belfast debut in the
beautiful setting of the Duncairn Arts Centre, supported by our very
own sensation Arborist. One of Ireland's finest bands in one of
Ireland's finest venues, with incredible support to boot. One not to
be missed for sure.



Bleeding Heart Pigeons are a trio from West-Limerick who forge an
enveloping sound with tempestuous guitars, atmospheric synths, and
hypnotic hook-driven songwriting. Singer/guitarist Mícheál Keating,
keyboardist/sampler Cathal Histon, and drummer Brendan McInerney
formed the band as young teenagers in 2008.
On the strength of early material they were signed to Virgin Records
in 2013. Following the release of 'In a Room in Littleton, Colorado'
EP, 'A Hallucination' EP, and 'Anything You Want' EP, their
self-produced full-length debut 'Is' was released in 2016 to critical

On stage, Bleeding Heart Pigeons are powerful force, and they have
opened for acts including The Pixies, Andrew Bird, Father John Misty
and Beach House. Summer 2019 sees them embark on a run of intimate
Irish dates, where they will be performing material from their hotly
anticipated follow up to 'Is'.

"Fact is, this debut album from Limerick's Bleeding Heart Pigeons has
more going on constructively in one song than many other bands have
across a suite of tracks." – The Irish Times


'Arborist' are a Belfast-based band; the product of the musical and
lyrical misadventures of Mark McCambridge. The band released their
debut album Home Burial in November 2016 to critical acclaim. - UNCUT
8/10 “A staggering debut of depth and substance", ★★★★ The Guardian "A
Man of My Age feels like an instant classic" and ★★★★ Mojo "A
deliciously self-assured collection."

Mark McCambridge played his first show as ARBORIST in 2014 supporting
James Yorkston. A solo tour of Ireland followed before impressive
performances led to notable support slots alongside Low, Cat Power,
Echo and The Bunnymen and Guy Garvey.

Since the release of their debut single "Twisted Arrow" in 2015,
Arborist have become somewhat cult properties, thanks in no small part
to KIM DEAL (Pixies, The Breeders) contributing delicate harmonies to
the song. A nonchalant and thoughtful piece of Americana, conceived in
Belfast, it premiered on Stereogum and The Line of Best Fit with
extensive play on BBC 6 Music. It was also featured in The Guardian
Guide’s tracks of the week.

They are set to record their sophomore LP in 2019.

Earlier Event: August 9
Scribes at the Duncairn 2019
Later Event: September 25
Rachel Sermanni & The Maes