Axis Of

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Axis Of
OriginPortstewart, Northern Ireland
GenresAlternative rock, punk rock, hardcore punk
Years active2007 (2007)–present
LabelsSmalltown America
Associated actsAnd So I Watch You From Afar
MembersNiall Lawlor
Ewen Friers
Past membersEthan Harman
Gybb Harrison

Axis Of are a three-piece alternative rock band from Portstewart, Northern Ireland.[1] The band is composed of Niall Lawlor (guitar, vocals) and Ewen Friers (bass, vocals).


Axis Of formed in 2007, and after various line up changes they released debut single "Brobdingnagian" in late 2009, launching in Belfast in January 2010.[2] Since early 2010 the band have enjoyed a rise in popularity, partly due to the release of their 2nd single "Port Na Spaniagh", which was released along with a music video, available on YouTube.[3]

Following one of the band's UK tours in early 2010, Rock Sound magazine dubbed them "the most exciting band to come out of Northern Ireland, possibly ever" and gave them a 9/10 rating for their live performance at a show in Newcastle.[citation needed] As a result of this coverage the band were subsequently asked to take part in a Maida Vale Studios session in January 2011.[4]

On 10 October 2012 they announced that they signed with Derry based label Smalltown America Records.[5] Their début album was released in Autumn 2012 and titled Finding St Kilda.[6]


Axis Of have supported Therapy?, The King Blues, Deaf Havana, Twin Atlantic, The Joy Formidable, Lower Than Atlantis, The Bronx and frnkiero andthe cellabration.[7]


Former members[edit]

Touring musicians[edit]

  • Andrew Coles – drums (2013–present)


Axis Of discography
Studio albums2
Music videos4

Studio albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions
2013 Finding St Kilda
2015 The Mid Brae Inn
"—" denotes a title that did not chart.


Year Title Peak chart positions Album
2009 "Brobdingnagian"
2010 "Port Na Spaniagh"
2013 "Lifehammer" Finding St Kilda
2014 "Wetsuit" The Mid Brae Inn
2015 "The Harsh Winds Of Rathlin"
"—" denotes a title that did not chart.


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  2. ^ "Axis Of: Tue 12th January 2010, Auntie Annies". Archived from the original on 21 February 2013. Retrieved 29 August 2012.
  3. ^ "Port Na Spaniagh" music video
  4. ^ "Axis Of at Maida Vale Studios". BBC Online. 13 January 2011. Retrieved 29 August 2012. Missing or empty |series= (help)
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 16 October 2012. Retrieved 2012-10-10.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 16 October 2012. Retrieved 2012-10-10.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
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