In Hot Press this week: Interview with Wyvern Lingo

With the release of their self-titled debut album, the Bray trio made up by Karen Crowley, Caoimhe Barry and Saoirse Duane are set to take the world by storm.

People will be fascinated to know where the name Wyvern Lingo comes from. “How did we pick the name?” muses Caoimhe. “Well, we’ve been friends since we met, around the start of secondary school. We picked the name around then, and we just landed on a word in the dictionary: ‘Wyvern’. It’s a pretty epic word, so we thought, ‘We really can’t leave that behind, it’s meant to be’. But we’re also big into Game of Thrones and Lord of the Rings and stuff, so we weren’t so against the dragon vibe. Although I think people might think we’re a heavy metal band when they hear the name.”

Perfectly showcasing their soulful, R&B influenced, vocal harmonies, Wyvern Lingo is a very different-sounding beast from their 2014 debut EP The Widow Knows. They describe the songs as a “collection of experiences both separate and shared. Experiences that shape how we view the world, and how we’ve come to terms with the way our lives have unfolded.” “It’s experiences, little pockets of experiences,” Karen explains. “I mean, we can’t write good music unless it comes from somewhere sincere. Lyrically anyway, I think all of our best songs are from things that moved us, or something that happened, or a conversation we had or a moment in time.”

Read about the making of this new album and the full cover story (recording preferences, feminism and tattoos are all on the agenda) in the latest Hot Press, available now in stores and from the link below.


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