Good Strangers, formed in 2017, are a musical project consisting of vocalists Conor Quinn and Niamh Kirby who work with a large collective of musicians, producers and friends and collaborate with them to give a constantly shifting sound.
Early 2018 releases ‘Throwing Knives In The Dark’ and ‘Visions In The Dark’ had a distinctively electronic feel. Upcoming releases however, as a result of a year of intensive writing and soul searching, are moving towards a harmony rich folk/rock sound. The next single ‘Give Me A Reason To Stay’ will be released this summer and is an upbeat summer anthem with a dark undercurrent that pulls at the heart strings.
Having toured Europe extensively with previous band ‘White Chalk’, Conor and Niamh are excited to live on the road again with ‘Good Strangers’ and their collective of friends and collaborators. Conor’s passion for the music he writes shines throughout. Combining this passion with Niamh’s rich harmonies, along with the contributions of various musicians to the project, Good Strangers deliver a sound that grabs the attention of a wide ranging audience across all genres.
Influences include Fleetwood Mac, The B-52s, The War On Drugs, Arcade Fire, Kate Bush, Leslie Feist, and The National to name a few.
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“Magically uplifting” – Evening Standard
“Duke is in a world of his own” – Independent
“This is music of magic and soul” – The Telegraph
“Sumptuous, symphonic pop anthem, courtesy of dreadlocked Irishman who sounds like The Flaming Lips crossed with Rufus Wainwright” – Q
“Emotive and endearing” – GQ
“Like fellow timeless travellers Arcade Fire and prime Van Morrison the songs favour an otherworldly orchestral arrangement” – Clash
“The duke’s cowboy-gone-vaudeville dreampop is pitched between Rufus Wainwright and The Divine Comedy” – Uncut