Having been described as the Northern Irish Fleetwood Mac, LORE have gained acclaim and recognition nationally. The dynamic four-piece have been playlisted consistently on local and national mainstream radio. They have wooed audiences with their enigmatic live performances playing alongside legendary Irish acts alike such as Mary Black, Ciaran Lavery, Ryan McMullan, The 4 of Us and Cara Dillon.The band is fronted by singer/songwriter Carolann Carlile. Born in Belfast, Carolann was raised in the musical heart of Derry- Stendhal and Danny Boys own Limavady. Carolann has never made a cupcake that she didn't like and loves kittens (especially fluffy ones). Guitarist and composer Luke McCloskey, from Dungiven Co.Derry, is the founding member and original driving force behind the 4 piece indie-folk band. He loves wine and live music. Last but not least is Rebecca Hall from Ballymena on violin/fiddle. Rebecca also is a music graduate and music teacher. She joined Lore in late 2015 and has designed her own tattoo.
Their latest single The Anthem is catchy with undeniable pop elements.The song was penned on the days leading up their slot at one of Northern Ireland’s finest festivals, Stendhal, giving the song a celebratory feel to it. The inspiration comes clear from the line " I'll be stuck in the lashing rain in the middle of a field singing along to our favourite band. That's a night well-planned"
The Anthem is a celebration. Celebration of joy that music brings, celebration of gatherings and shared experience. Celebration of the priviledge the artists have to share their work with people who respond to it. Let's take the title of this song literally and see it as a call for the return of live music.