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 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.”
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.”
2019 saw The Burma have their busiest year yet with continuous nation wide festival and tour dates throughout the year following the release of their most recent single "Phoney Personality". The first single off of their brand new upcoming 5 track EP "Sugar Moonlight", due for release in March 2020.
Jan 24th 2020 will see the release of The Burma's newest single "When You're Gone" with Hot Press already teaming up with the Indie band to exclusively premiere the music video for the single on February 7th.
With tour dates both in the UK and Nationwide lined up for the year, 2020 is shaping up to be a full schedule for the Cork band.
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.
The band are named after The Burma Steps in Cobh, Co. Cork.
“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