Northern Irish experimental folk songwriter and producer Joshua Burnside was born in Ireland, but cites the music of Colombia, Eastern Europe and North America as the greatest influences on his unique sound. Deftly blending folk textures and melodies with elements of electronica, he has made it difficult for pundits to put him in a box. Balanced with a diverse palette of sounds, Burnside deftly blends alt-folk and elements of the Irish folk song tradition with South American rhythms and Eastern European influences, whilst introducing synthetic and found-sounds, synths loops and crunching beats to create a stormy world that shifts and swirls perspective like a lingering lucid dream.
His debut album ‘EPHRATA’ has been praised for lyrics which blend local history with surreal imagery and apocalyptic themes, as well as the fusion of South American rhythms with traditional Irish melodies and instrumentation. The album has racked up over 10 million plays on S... ...Read more