WASPS | Single Launch ‘Future Endeavours’
With Guests: R51 • Mosmo Strange • Before Munich
Voodoo Belfast • Saturday 18 March 2017
New rule – when you find someone who has a matching tattoo, you have to start a band with them. Meeting through the Belfast gig scene Danny McCelland and Charlie Cairns bonded over the fact they both have And So I Watch You From Afar tattoos. This got them talking music and they joined forces to create math-rock duo WASPS. The intricate guitar lines and explosive drums came out of them like a firestorm, inspired by the genre and the band their tattoos were after.
WASPS released their first single ‘Godzilla is Dead’ in December 2016. Word travelled fast and the excitement locally was evident as they were repeatedly stopped in the streets of Belfast to buy their CD’s which they quickly sold out of. For a band less than 6 months old they have been embraced by the Belfast rock scene, already supporting local up and comings Making Monsters, Anto and the Echoes and Sister Ghost.
Prolifically writing in those crucial first few months of a band they are releasing their sophomore single ‘Future Endeavours’, a track with a touch of softness mixed in with that fiery sound and peppered with catchy vocals. The energy of WASPS is building and they show no signs of putting their instruments down any time soon.
‘Future Endeavours’ will be released on 17 March and you can catch WASPS live at their single launch in Voodoo (Belfast) – 18 March