The Pogues Irish Whiskey Presents: A Shot at Discovery - Your Finalists

Posted: Friday 17 March 2017

The Pogues Finalists
Following The Pogues Irish Whiskey Presents: A Shot at Discovery heats, the finalists have now been selected. Why not get to know them a little bit better?

Venue: Bournemouth Old Fire Station
Winner: DD Allen

With the live performances being described as ‘a mesmerising rock-infused folk tour de force’, DD Allen is an act that’s not to be missed. Describing DD Allen’s vocal style is best imagined as a British Mike Scott tinged with the contemporary edge of a young James Walsh. Distinctive. His self-penned tracks, like Never Felt So Far From You, preserve contemporary qualities whilst incorporating U.S influences. The current collection of tracks is both contemporary and relevant whilst retaining a foot in old school camps of quality songwriting and exciting recorded presentation.

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Venue: O2 Academy Bristol
Winner: IDestroy

If you’re looking for a tune that will take up residence and refuse to get out, look no further. IDestroy has blended commanding rock ‘n roll riffs with bubblegum pop melodies to create a sound that’s completely infectious. They were described by Classic Rock Magazine as a band that snaps, crackles and pops, wearing studded leather jackets with a feisty punk sneer. The magazine also said, "If you like your rock'n'roll short, sharp and spiky, then Bristol grrrl rockers IDestroy might just be your favourite new band.”

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Venue: O2 Academy Oxford
Winner: Garden