About Bored Housewife

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Bored Housewife play folk-punk breezy dark twisted songs inspired by endless amounts of bad television, trashy magazines, girls from metal bands, trips to cheap supermarkets, Pound Stores, weird people in Bars and computer games, to name but a few, the list is endless. Think Belle and Sebastian, if they grew up in a Northern Irish council estate wherein they devleoped an appreciation for the darker things in life.

Bored Housewife began life in 2008 as Justin McKeown and Meabh McDonnell in Belfast. Performing regularly in bars such as The Pavilion, The Front Page and Laverys. In 2011 they moved to York, UK, where they met Rob Harrington and Ed Harrington most known for their work in Leeds band Ajanta. Rob and Ed first joined Bored Housewife on stage as their backing band and then later, as their working relationship grew, as full band members. Rob and Ed's technical musical abilities solidify the Bored Housewife sound, adding new rhythymic and melodic dimesnions to the clever lyrics and vocal harmonies.