Arnold Music Publishing
Co-managed by Starshaped Music in Belfast
Hailing from Belfast in Northern Ireland, ABQ are a unique proposition. Lead singer Paul Shevlin, winner of the BPI / BRIT Awards sponsored ‘Next BRIT Thing’ has a distinctive voice, combining emotion, character and texture. The band have been compared to the likes of Imagine Dragons, Snow Patrol and Biffy Clyro. They have recently been working with the likes of Alex Davies (Elliot Minor, Frances), Mats Valentin (Carpark North, Backyard Babies, MY) as well as James Walsh (Starsailor) and Joe Cleere. The band emanate energy and angst, frustration and emotion, which perhaps is no surprise coming from a country with a legacy of tension. Fresh from their spring tour, including three shows at The Great Escape, ABQ have now released their anthemic debut single ‘Takes So Long’. They are currently working on new material to be released soon and showcased at their 2018 shows. They are co-managed by Tileyard Music in London and Starshaped in Belfast.