Ghost City Searchlight
Ironically, all the band members can trace their lineage to a country in the British Isles, but none of them to Ireland. That doesn't stop them from sounding Irish--though Coupar admits that the accent he often sings in comes from channeling his father's angry voice.
Onstage, Sian Miller matches Coupar's energetic singing, either trading lead vocals or accompanying him for a richer, fuller sound. The voices mesh well together while keeping the sense of spontaneity that traditional Irish music needs--particularly when it's fused with punk.
In November the band released a five-song EP; mastered by Jason Magee of 16 More Miles and Erik Santos of the October Babies, it's on the local label Oddfellow Music. Coupar and the band are currently wading through a backlog of original material to prepare them to begin work on a full-length album later this year.