Autumn Owls formed in Dublin in 2007. The three-piece converted a shed into a recording space and began writing and recording, releasing two EPs in 2008, Insomnia Lodge and On the Trail of the Disappearing. On the Trail marked a bigger and more adventurous sound for the band, being recorded at Westland Studios with producer Ciaran Bradshaw. The EP was greeted with a wave of critical acclaim from Irish, UK and US reviewers. “A Thousand Blind Windows,” the first single taken from the EP still enjoys steady airplay from 2FM, Today FM, Phantom FM, BBC (UK) and CLC (Spain).
The band honed their live performance over the next few years supporting many UK and US acts such as Micah P Hinson, Real Estate, Early Day Miners and DeVotchKa, as well as playing their own headlining shows. They also recorded numerous live sessions for Irish Radio and TV. 2010 saw the band tour in Italy, Norway, the UK, Canada and the U.S., taking part in festivals such as SXSW and CMJ in the States as well as Canada’s NXNE and CMW.
In April of 2012, Autumn Owls entered Engine Studios in Chicago, IL to record their debut LP Between Buildings, Toward The Sea with producer Brian Deck. The album is slated for release later this year.