The Burma are an Indie Rock n’ Roll band based in Cork, Ireland. They are influenced by the American Indie scene of the early 2000’s and British guitar bands of the 80s and 90s.
The Burma’s jangly guitars and bouncy bass-lines make for refreshingly melodic songs. The line-up consists of long-time friends from Cobh Tony O’Donovan and Peter Piggott along with Doolin, Co. Clare drummer Cian Doherty whom they met in Cork in 2012.
The Burma released their single Quicksand in October 2018 and have gained extensive national airplay since its release. It was also made Joe.ie Song of The Day. “This is a classic three minute pop song full of verve and melody”. “The Burma are a band on the up and you really should start checking them out so you can tell your pals, you knew them before they became huge.”
The Burma released their debut EP Her Eyes On Horizons in June 2017. The EP featured the singles Love Fades and Sucker For Stars, both of which were met with great acclaim. Hot Press stated “The pop-rockers are as suited to the dance floor as the dive bar, as bouncy basslines underpin earwig melodies and shimmering guitar lines”. Recent releases like Love Fades suggest that they’re “ready to graduate to the big time.”
In June 2019 The Burma released Phoney Personality, the first single off their upcoming EP due to be released over the coming months.
The Burma have landed support slots for acts such as The Academic, The Strypes, Delorentos, Brian Deady, The Blizzards, Ryan Sheridan and The Frank and Walters.
“Anyone in fear that the conveyor-belt of winning guitar bands might be slowing down would be well advised to check out The Burma before writing any epitaphs.”
– Hot Press
“A new Cork band with a great sound. It won't be long before they are headlining gigs themselves.” – JOE.ie
"It’s sun-kissed, California-driving music – yet it’s relevant, and it’s fresh." – Golden Plec
“Jangly guitar pop at its finest.” – Dan Hegarty, RTE 2FM
The band are named after The Burma Steps in Cobh, Co. Cork.