Autumn Owls formed and began preparing their sound and ideas in 2008. The four-piece from Dublin converted a shed into a recording space and began writing and recording. The bands first year together was a productive one, resulting in some impressive demos leading to a selection to represent Irish Music in the New York Tisch School of Arts Music Video Project. The song went on to feature regularly on Irish TV show “The Last Broadcast”. The band decided that they would become full time musicians and completed the year by playing Ireland’s premier music showcase ” Hard Working Class Heroes Festival” in Dublin that year.
With a commitment to hard work, constant practice and continuous song writing, the band self-released their debut EP “Insomnia Lodge” in May 2008 to very favourable reviews. The follow up to their debut EP was released in December 2008. Another five track EP titled “On the Trail of the Disappearing” The new tracks were recorded at Westland Studios with acclaimed producer Ciaran Bradshaw. “On the Trail of the Disappearing” marked a new, bigger and more adventurous sound from the band. The EP was greeted with a wave of critical acclaim from Irish, UK and US reviewers. The EP continues to sell in outlets throughout Ireland. International sales continue to grow on iTunes and Amazon MP3. “A Thousand Blind Windows” the first single taken from the EP is still enjoys steady airplay from 2FM, Today FM, Phantom FM , BBC (UK)and CLC (Spain)
After the release of “On the Trail” 2009 gave the band the opportunity to hone their live performance. Supporting many UK and US acts such as Micah P Hinson, Real Estate, Early Day Miners and Devotchka, as well as playing their own shows they recorded numerous live sessions for Irish, US and Candian Radio and TV.
2010 has already seen the band tour their music in Italy, Norway, the UK, Canada and the U.S. The band played the renowned SXSW Festival in March as well as appearing at Liverpool’s Sound City Festival in May and Toronto’s NXNE Festival in June. Autumn Owls appeared at the CMJ 2010 Music Marathon in New York in October and are currently in the studio finishing their debut album scheduled for release in Early 2011.