20 Second Century

20 Second Century

20 Second Century

Pop, Rock, Punk
From: Belfast, Ireland

Band Members

  • James Duke - Bass Guitar, Lead Vocals
  • Andrew Abraham - Guitar, Vocals
  • Philip McKinney - Guitar, Vocals
  • Johnny Wilson - Drums

About Band

Twenty Second Century are an exciting new pop rock group from Banbridge, Northern Ireland Within months of forming in late 2011 the band had blasted away the opposition at Citybeats "Next Big Thing" competition, earning them a place on the Oh Yeah Centre's "Scratch My Progress" scheme. Not only does the scheme give the band access to music industry experts such as vocal coaches and music lawyers, but it also means they will have one of their original tracks on the Oh Yeah Contenders CD for 2012. When Fighting With Wire returned to Belfast Twenty Second Century supported them, receiving high praise from Across the Line. Leigh Forgie stated that "Twenty Second Century are very tight from the get go, a lot of fun, kind of a guilty pleasure." The entire review can be read here. The band has also been played on Radio One Introducing on more than one occasion, with Philly Taggart describing them as "future world dominators". Not content with airplay on one of the UK's biggest radio stations their songs have also been played on Across the Line, Blast FM, Citybeat and Queens Radio. In their attempt to make Philly Taggart's prediction come true, the band have just released their first E.P, which has been met by positive acclaim. Biography From Alternative Ulster. Northern Ireland has a fine tradition of bands that are able to bottle the essence of youth The Undertones, Ash, General Fiasco. To that illustrious list, you can add County Down pop-punk outfit 20 Second Century. Just like each of those bands, 20SC's roots run deep. Johnny, Philip and Andrew have known each other since they were four years old, meaning frontman James is the new boy they met him at the age of 11. And friendship is key in this band, with songs about the joys of being young and feeling you can take on the world. After Phil and James's old band Jupiter Saves The World broke up in 2010, it was straight on to the next one. In came Johnny and Andrew to build on those foundations shorter songs, more pop. Drawing on their love of US bands like Fall Out Boy, All Time Low and Jimmy Eat World, and an uncanny knack for writing catchy melodies and big choruses, their early demos hint at great things to come. When a rough garage recording was played on BBC Radio 1 Introducing In Northern Ireland, Phil Taggart called the band "future world dominators". He could well be right. Without an official release to their name, 20 Second Century have already won Citybeat's Next Big Thing competition. That got them onto the Oh Yeah Centre's 'Scratch My Progress' mentoring scheme and the projects showcase CD. Now, they are building up to the release of their debut EP in July 2012 (recorded at Start Together Studios with Rocky O'Reilly). "We've got this far by ourselves. It's worked this far, so keep pushing," says Phil. Just try and stop them. "Future world dominators" Phil Taggart, BBC Radio 1 Introducing In Northern Ireland "20 Second Century are very tight from the get-go, a lot of fun" Leigh Forgie, BBC Across The Line On the web: 20secondcentury.com facebook.com/20SecondCentury twitter.com/20SecondCentury soundcloud.com/20secondcentury Email: 20secondcentury@gmail.com

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