Wonder Villains are brother and sister Kieran and Eimear Coyle, Cheylene Murphy and Ryan McGroarty. From Derry~Londonderry – the UK Capital of Culture 2013 – they make blistering anti-pop not entirely dissimilar in spirit from that legendary Derry band the Undertones.
(Incidentally drummer Kieran played the Undertones drummer in the new movie about the Belfast label Good Vibrations)
The band have played America, Morocco, toured the UK and supported the likes of New Young Pony Club, Castiotone For The Painfully Alone and The Undertones amongst others, as well as playing on the Introducing stage at Radio 1’s One Big Weekend.
They smash through two minute pop songs while cranking the distortion on their homemade keyboard sounds. Their first four singles Zola, Ferrari, TV and Blonde has been played on BBC Radio 1, Radio 2, 6 Music, XFM, Q, Absolute Radio. Radio 1 support also came in the form of a Maida Vale Huw Stephens session and a BBC Radio 1 Introducing playlist.