New single out Monday 17th March
…about to scare the ******* out of every other piano based band on the planet Tom Robinson, BBC 6 Music
Truly remarkable, truly epic… A great name and a great band Rory McConnell, BBC Radio 1
Peter McCauley is a frightening talent that will soon be on the world¹s radar I have no doubt. I can¹t wait to hear what he does next. I think it will be something very special indeed. Gary Lightbody, Snow Patrol/Q Magazine
RAMS¹ Pocket Radio is the alias of Northern Irish performer Peter McCauley. A multi-instrumentalist, RAMS¹ takes inspiration from sources as varied as Beethoven and brutalist architecture to construct smart pop songs with a sharp progressive twist. His debut album Béton (French for concrete) is a solid statement built on several years writing, performing and growing.
Béton had a unique launch night exclusively in Northern Ireland last June. In the absence of online streaming of the album, the launch presented the perfect opportunity for dedicated fans to get their hands on the physical object before the rest of the world. RAMS’ was joined on stage for the launch by musicians including Nathan Connolly (Snow Patrol), David C. Clements, SOAK, Gareth Dunlop, and Duke Special.
Love is a Bitter Thing is the first single to be released from Béton. It has long been celebrated as the jewel in RAMS¹ live set, and sits as a reflective pause in the album itself. The single will be accompanied by new versions recorded by Alana Henderson and electronic artist Ryan Vail, as well as an official music video, and live duet with SOAK (newly signed to CHVRCHES’ label).
Last winter, RAMS¹ had the pleasure of supporting Glassnote signed artist Foy Vance on his extensive U.S. and European tour. Prior to this, RAMS¹ has toured Europe, UK and Ireland with bands like Snow Patrol, Get Cape Wear Cape Fly, and Darwin Deez. RAMS¹ will return to the U.S. this March to play several showcasing performances in New York and SXSW.
08-03-14 New York Webster Hall (with Duke Special)
10-03-14 SXSW Northern Irish party O/S 10pm
11-03-14 SXSW UKTI Great British Breakfast, Parkside
12-03-14 SXSW British Music Embassy showcase O/S 2.50pm
14-03-14 SXSW Full Irish Breakfast, BD Rileys
14-03-14 SXSW Official Showcase, BD Rileys
25-03-14 Ruby Sessions, Doyles, Dublin
29-03-14 Strand Arts Centre [All ages], Belfast