- 17 May 22
Like their name suggests, modernlove. explore the complexities of the modern lives of twenty-somethings. Photo credit: Dan Harris.
Skyrocketing indie-pop-rockers modernlove. have now announced the details of their eagerly-awaited EP Oh My Mind today, alongside fresh tour dates and a music video for new single 'Islands'.
After a flurry of praise for their recent singles 'Don't Wanna', 'Us' and their Valentine's Day delight 'Follow You' earlier this year, the Drogheda band have now announced that Oh My Mind will arrive on July 29th through Akira Records (Phoria, Henry Green, Mt. Wolf, Rosie Carney, Shura).
Featuring all of their singles so far in 2022, the seven-track sophomore collection will see the band continue their pursuit of bright and vibrant pop-rock textures. Latest offering'Islands' cements that captivating benchmark within their catalogue to date, and makes for the ideal companion track to introduce their newest EP.
Adding about the heartfelt new single, modernlove. say: "'Islands' is a classic coming of age story. Trying to cope with the fallout of a family coming apart due to divorce and one's own romantic relationship coming to an end at the same time. It tells the story of both, blurring them into one at times.
"The song is about the distances between people in their relationships and how for some, it seems too impossible a task to even try to bridge those gaps. These people are made into "islands" by the oceans they must travel each day to meet and see each other eye to eye."
'Islands' also delves into the various methods of distraction from the hurt of isolation.
"The song explores ways people try to deal with this struggle and this loneliness whether it be drink, drugs or sex but in the end it recognises that they are simply in a painful situation that they must accept and let happen as the song ends with the repeated words: "It's coming apart and I can't face it, I don't wanna break down but I can't take it."
Check out the vibrant new video for the track below, directed by Liam Desroy.
Hot Press' Hot for 2019 act modernlove. will also be embarking on their first UK and Ireland tour in November later this year.
Oh My Mind follows on from their debut EP monochrome blue, which was released in September 2021, and saw modernlove. combine their earliest work into a statement debut offering.
Featuring the singles 'Liquorice', '2 Missed Calls' and 'lmk (if you wanna see me)' have also helped to cement modernlove.'s position as one of the most exciting up-and-coming acts in the UK.
Even though their lives are still complicated, Barry, Cian, Danny and Graham of Drogheda have already nailed their sound; they deliver polished, indie-pop with a glossy '90s sheen and intricate details.
modernlove. 2022 UK & Ireland Tour Dates:
2 - Birmingham - Hare & Hounds
3 - Manchester - The Castle Hotel
4 - Glasgow - The Garage (Attic Bar)
9 - Bristol - The Louisiana
10 - London - Camden Assembly
11 - Leeds - Hyde Park Book Club
12 Belfast, The Deer's Head
13 Derry, Sandino's
17 Listowel, Mike The Pies
18 Limerick, Kasbah Social Club
19 Cork, Winthrop Avenue
24 Galway, Roisin Dubh
25 Dublin, Button Factory