Columbia Mills was a building based on Dublin’s Quays. In the early 90s the building became a mecca for the illegal rave scene bringing people together from all walks of life and all musical tastes. It was all about inclusion, something Columbia Mills believe very strongly in.
Based between Dublin and Wicklow in Ireland, the band have embraced the liberal ethos of the Columbia Mills era to both musical tastes and social equality. They have shaped their musical style with a guitar driven sounds and emphasis on electronic foundations. Having released two EPs to wide critical acclaim, their debut single ‘Never Gonna Look At You The Same’ was play listed on Today FM and TXFM in Dublin and was also picked up by Radio X in London. Their music has been described as dark, ambient, emotive but with an almost deep south sensibility. Think Joy Division playing the Grand Ole Opry.
Columbia Mills released their debut album A Safe Distance To Watch on Nov 7th 2017. It was produced by Rob Kirwan (Hozier, Depeche Mode, U2, Glasvegas).
Columbia Mills play The Sunflower Lounge Birmingham on Wed 25th April 2018. Tickets available here.
Watch a live video for ‘Battles’ below: