Chasing Rubies’ is the latest in a string of stirring folk-pop songs released by brothers Harry and Alfie, AKA Hudson Taylor. The young duo (from Dublin) has come to the attention of fans and critics alike with a series of rapturously-received EPs and singles. Hudson Taylor has amassed a huge underground following and are on the verge of a big breakthrough with the rousing anthem of ‘Chasing Rubies’. Hudson Taylor have announced a return to Belfast to play The Mandela Hall on Saturday 21st February 2015. Tickets go on sale Friday 3rd October

Hudson Taylor are two brothers from the outskirts of Dublin who make captivating folk-pop songs. Harry, 21, and Alfie, 19, have amassed a huge underground following and their YouTube videos have had over three million views. They spent a large chunk of 2013 on the road. Their year began supporting Jake Bugg, they played two sets in one day at the Rolling Stones’ show in Hyde Park and their hectic summer also involved stop-offs at Glastonbury, Longtitude, Camp Bestival, Bestival and Cambridge Folk Festival. In November, they were the main support on Kodaline’s UK tour.

Over three releases (2012’s Battles and Cinematic Lifestyle EPs and 2013’s Osea EP), Hudson Taylor have demonstrated an effortless knack for ear-worming melodies and gentle anthems. The EPs have sold over 20,000 copies to date. “Our music is raw and folky, like Crosby, Stills & Nash or Simon & Garfunkel,” says Harry. They now fix their attention towards completing their debut album, planned for release in 2014. “We want to be able to look back in a few years’ time and be proud of our songs,” adds Alfie. Hudson Taylor are gearing up for the year of their lives.

Full tour dates:

21/02 BELFAST, Mandela Hall (14+, £11.50 plus booking fee)
23/02 GALWAY, Roisin Dubh (18+, €16 plus booking fee)
24/02 DUNDALK, Spirit Store (18+, €15 plus booking fee)
26/02 DUBLIN, Olympia Theatre (€19 incl. booking fee)
27/02 KILKENNY, Set Theatre (18+, €13 plus booking fee)
28/02 LIMERICK, Dolans (18+, €15 plus booking fee)
01/03 CORK, Savoy Theatre (16+, €15 plus booking fee)

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