Colimbia Mills take their name from a building based on Dublin’s Quays.
In the early 90's the building became a mecca for the illegal rave scene bringing people together from all walks of life and all musical tastes. It was all about inclusion, something Columbia Mills believe very strongly in.
Based between Dublin and Wicklow in Ireland, the band have embraced the liberal ethos of the Columbia Mills era to both musical tastes and social equality. They have shaped their musical style with a guitar driven sound and an emphasis on electronic foundations. Having released two EPs to wide critical acclaim, their debut single ‘Never Gonna Look At You The Same’ was playlisted on Today FM and TXFM in Dublin and was also picked up by Radio X in London. Their music has been described as dark, ambient, emotive but with an almost deep south sensibility. Think Joy Division playing the Grand Ole Opry.
With their ‘Battles’ track receiving repeated hits on the playlists of Today FM (Ireland) last year, the quintet have since become a universal mainstay of Irish radio. From thereon, the Columbia Mills rocketed headlong through a whirlwind year that saw them storm the festival circuit; gave RIDE, Public Service Broadcasting and more a run for their money during a series of high profile support slots; not to mention selling out their own headline show in at the Button Factory in Dublin last November which in turn saw the band release their debut long player ‘A Safe Distance To Watch’ in same month.