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List: Best Irish Bands of 2011

This isn’t a complete list of the best Irish bands of 2011, however, it is a round-up of all those Irish bands that have been selected by one music writer or another as ones to watch for the year 2011.

Alarmist
Ragged Words – On a Ragged Tip: 11 for 11
State Magazine – Faces of 2011

Alterosa
Hot Press – Hot for 2011

The Ambience Affair
Entertainment.ie – The Promise of 2011: Irish Music at its Best

A Northern Light
2UIBestow & Swear I’m Not Paul – Irish Sound of 2011

Axis Of
Drop-D – Hot for 2011

Bearbones
Nialler9 – Faces of 2011

Bingo
State Magazine – Faces of 2011

John Blek and the Rats
Hot Press – Hot for 2011

B-Movie Lightning
2UIBestow & Swear I’m Not Paul – Irish Sound of 2011

Bouts
Heineken Music: The Acts to Watch in 2011

Bribry
Hot Press – Hot for 2011

The Bull Munro
Heineken Music: The Acts to Watch in 2011

The Casanova Wave
State Magazine – Faces of 2011

Chipzel
Hot Press – Hot for 2011

C!ties
State Magazine – Faces of 2011

Cloud Castle Lake
Drop-D – Hot for 2011
Entertainment.ie – The Promise of 2011: Irish Music at its Best
Hot Press – Hot for 2011
Ragged Words – On a Ragged Tip: 11 for 11
State Magazine – Faces of 2011

Cocophone
Heineken Music: The Acts to Watch in 2011

Daithí
Hot Press – Hot for 2011

The Danger Is
Entertainment.ie – The Promise of 2011: Irish Music at its Best
State Magazine – Faces of 2011

Dayo & the Swingfolk
2UIBestow & Swear I’m Not Paul – Irish Sound of 2011

Deaf Joe
2UIBestow & Swear I’m Not Paul – Irish Sound of 2011

The Dying Seconds
Hot Press – Hot for 2011

Echogram
Heineken Music: The Acts to Watch in 2011

EleventyFour
State Magazine – Faces of 2011

Jennifer Evans
Entertainment.ie – The Promise of 2011: Irish Music at its Best
Hot Press – Hot for 2011
State Magazine – Faces of 2011

Keith Forde
Hot Press – Hot for 2011

Fox Jaw Bounty Hunters
Heineken Music: The Acts to Watch in 2011

Fred and Bob
Heineken Music: The Acts to Watch in 2011

Freezer Room
Heineken Music: The Acts to Watch in 2011

Friend?
Drop-D – Hot for 2011

Gacy’s Threads
Hot Press – Hot for 2011

Girls Names
Hot Press – Hot for 2011

Go Panda Go
Heineken Music: The Acts to Watch in 2011
State Magazine – Faces of 2011

Hands Up Who Wants to Die
Drop-D – Hot for 2011

Hipster Youth
Hot Press – Hot for 2011

Hired Hands
State Magazine – Faces of 2011

In Valour
Heineken Music: The Acts to Watch in 2011

iPhoenix
Hot Press – Hot for 2011

Toby Kaar
Hot Press – Hot for 2011

Kasette
Entertainment.ie – The Promise of 2011: Irish Music at its Best
State Magazine – Faces of 2011

Kid Karate
Heineken Music: The Acts to Watch in 2011
Hot Press – Hot for 2011

Little Green Cars
State Magazine – Faces of 2011

The Looks
Entertainment.ie – The Promise of 2011: Irish Music at its Best

The Lowly Knights
Entertainment.ie – The Promise of 2011: Irish Music at its Best

The Making
2UIBestow & Swear I’m Not Paul – Irish Sound of 2011

Maverick Sabre
Hot Press – Hot for 2011

Meljoann
Hot Press – Hot for 2011

The Mighty Atomics
State Magazine – Faces of 2011

Milan Jay
2UIBestow & Swear I’m Not Paul – Irish Sound of 2011

The Minutes
State Magazine – Faces of 2011

MOTHS
Drop-D – Hot for 2011
Nialler9 – Ones to Watch 2011

The Northern Drones
Heineken Music: The Acts to Watch in 2011

Lisa O’Neill
Hot Press – Hot for 2011

Owensie
State Magazine – Faces of 2011

Photobaby
Hot Press – Hot for 2011

Planet Parade
Entertainment.ie – The Promise of 2011: Irish Music at its Best

Retarded Cop
State Magazine – Faces of 2011

The Riot Tapes
2UIBestow & Swear I’m Not Paul – Irish Sound of 2011

Sacred Animals
Entertainment.ie – The Promise of 2011: Irish Music at its Best
Hot Press – Hot for 2011
State Magazine – Faces of 2011

Saramai and the Swords
2UIBestow & Swear I’m Not Paul – Irish Sound of 2011

Seven Summits
2UIBestow & Swear I’m Not Paul – Irish Sound of 2011

Silhouette
Hot Press – Hot for 2011

Sive
2UIBestow & Swear I’m Not Paul – Irish Sound of 2011

Solar Bears
Hot Press – Hot for 2011

Squarehead
Hot Press – Hot for 2011
Ragged Words – On a Ragged Tip: 11 for 11
State Magazine – Faces of 2011

We Are Losers
Hot Press – Hot for 2011
State Magazine – Faces of 2011

Yeh Deadlies
Entertainment.ie – The Promise of 2011: Irish Music at its Best
State Magazine – Faces of 2011

Xenon Field
Heineken Music: The Acts to Watch in 2011

Zombie Computer
Drop-D – Hot for 2011
Hot Press – Hot for 2011

Related posts:

  1. List: Irish Web Awards Best Music Site Nominees
  2. List: Irish Sound of 2011
  3. List: Irish Best of 2010 roundup
  4. Blogs What I Like: Day & Night
  5. List: Irish Acts on Best of 2010 Lists

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