The Burma are an Indie Rock n’ Roll band based in Cork, Ireland.
Since the release of their first single, ‘Quicksand’, the band has gained extensive national airplay and have received over thirty thousand plays across streaming platforms.
The collaboration of long-time friends from Cobh, Tony O’Donovan (vocals) and Peter Piggott (guitar) as well as Cian Doherty (Doolin , Co . Clare drummer), whom they met in 2012 - The Burma released their first single in 2018. The band is officially named after The Burma Steps in Cobh, Co. Cork.
Accrediting their sound to influences of the American Indie scene of the early 2000’s and British guitar bands of the 80s and 90s, The Burma list artists such as The Killers , The Smiths , Arctic Monkeys and The Strokes as their inspiration. Their own sound sits in close comparison to the renowned workings of Coldplay , Oasis and the vocals of Liam Gallagher.
The Burma have landed support slots for acts such as The Academic , The Strypes and Delorentos and have performed at festivals such as Vantastival , Doolin Folk Fest and Whelans Ones to Watch. They have previously received support from Rolling Stone, Hot Press, Joe.ie, Jammerzine and Golden Plec.
March 27th 2020 saw the release a double-A side single "Same Again//Quicksand 2020 version". "Same Again" was exclusively premiered by Rolling Stone Magazine on March 21st, 6 days before the official release. The single is taken from their newest EP "Sugar Moonlight", which was released on April 3rd 2020. "Sugar Moonlight" has gathered up over 40,000 streams since it's release.
The band is looking forward to tour dates both in London, UK and nationwide in Ireland in 2020.
“Dancey, glowing indie rock”
– Rolling Stone
"A desire to express something different - couple this with a poignant sense of intimacy" – Clash Magazine
“The Cork trio shimmer, jangle and sneer in all the right places.”
– Hot Press
“Jangly guitar pop at its finest.” – Dan Hegarty, RTE 2FM