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Tuesday 23 September 2014

Featuring X set sail with new video 'The Boat'

Published 18/09/2013 | 17:16

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THINGS are just going from strength to strength for Ireland's top all-girl band Featuring X.

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Indeed, last week they decided to release their latest video - from the comfort of their school classroom!

Aptly described as 'Louth rockers' - the group, comprising of Niamh Sharkey, Dara Farrelly, Eleanor Rogers, Sarah McLaughlin and Jenny McKeown, released their radio-friendly track 'The Boat' to their fans and followers with a simple message: 'Thank you to all who have supported us through this crazy 2013! We have worked really hard and now getting ready to knuckle down for our exams here is our new video for 'The Boat' edited and filmed by Chris Walshe.'

Two of their original tracks 'Jekyll & Hyde' and 'The Boat' have been included in 'New Irish Music' for the re-release of TV3s Fade Street via Netflix in the USA.

'The Boat is definitely different to our first video for One Too Many Times (OTMT), while we had so much fun filming OTMT we felt that we needed to follow up and show how we are skilful musicians that can take it seriously despite being teenagers. We want our music to shine through on this one so we went for simple black and white style,' says lead singer Niamh Sharkey.

Promising fans, new followers and listeners that a final studio visit in October is confirmed, Featuring X remain tight lipped about their upcoming trip to NuMu Productions Kildare-based studio where they will record a single for 2014 release (no date as of yet).

'We are so excited going back to the studio; we love it there. Although this time we need to bring books to study at night! We have a single to record and this is going to be a biggie for us,' added lead guitarist, Dara Farrelly.

The band played Electric Picnic a few weeks ago.

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