- 18 Dec 17
Columbia Mills spill the beans on their first album, their friendship with Irish WWE star Finn Balor, and their favourite Christmas song.
Deftly proving that good things do come to those who wait, Bray-bred indietronica act Columbia Mills’ debut album, A Safe Distance To Watch, was every inch the triumph we hoped it would be. Heaving with stadium-sized hooks and ice cool vocals, the ten-track opus is a heroic offering. When we catch up with the quintet’s singer/guitarist Fiachra Treacy, he tells us that he’s thrilled the album’s finally out.
“It feels great it’s released,” he says of the record, which they finished making in February 2016. “Part of the reason for the delay was we wanted to do it properly. We’re totally independent and we released four singles before this came out, as we wanted some build up behind it to give ourselves the best chance of making it a success. When we released the album, we got a new buzz off watching everybody get into those tracks. It’s given them a new life or us.”
While the arriveal of A Safe Distance To Watch may have been slightly delayed, by all accounts the record had an easy birth. Treacy credits producer Rob Kirwan (U2, Depeche Mode) for helping the creation of their debut LP go smoothly.