- 23 Jun 21
'Nothing's Gonna Change' is the second track to be lifted from Rowan's upcoming EP Everybody Talks, due on July 23rd via LA label Beverly Martel.
Breakout Cork outfit Rowan have shared their brand new single 'Nothing's Gonna Change', an addictive indie anthem laced with soaring melodies and infectious guitar riffs.
Accompanied by a music video showcasing the band playing live, there's an intimacy and quirkiness to being invited into Rowan's practice space for a private show. The shimmering indie gem marks the second track to be lifted from their upcoming EP Everybody Talks, due on July 23rd. The title track is out now.
'Nothing’s Gonna Change' talks about “coming out of your shell, gaining your self-confidence and growing into yourself” explains frontman Dylan Howe. It sees the Irish trio shedding their folk-inspired tendencies which framed their 2020 debut EP No One Is Safe Here, further experimenting with their sound and reaching new heights.
Born out of the early pandemic last year, when the three accomplished musicians were forced into a hiatus from session work, Rowan are fast becoming one of the most exciting new Irish acts around. With a wealth of songs written over the years, primarily by vocalist Dylan Howe in his bedroom, the first clutch of songs Rowan released were delicate, longing and beautiful.
November's No One Is Safe Here is a wistful collection of tracks, brimming with longing and escapism. The songs were inspired by Dylan’s “various struggles with mental health” as he used art to “try and get the bad stuff out. It’s like therapy,” he explains
Rowan have also amassed hundreds of thousands of streams off their own backs. Now, under new label home Beverly Martel, the Cork artists continue to establish themselves as an emotional force to be reckoned with. A debut album is already in the works, whilst Everybody Talks comes as their next bold, defiant offering. In celebration of the EP’s release, the band will perform a very special headline show at Dublin’s Button Factory on 23rd July. Tickets are available here.
The trio had been playing together in various groups over the years (aged twelve, guitarist Kevin Herron and Fionn started a covers band) and had settled into comfortable work as session musicians that took up most of their time. With a range of songs written over the years primarily by vocalist Dylan Howe, the first clutch of songs Rowan released were delicate, folk-based and often joyful.
Everybody Talks is “a more coherent collection of work” and sees Rowan taking influence from the post-punk energy of Fontaines D.C. and Idles as well as their long-standing love of Kings of Leon, The Strokes and Arctic Monkeys - whose headline performance at Glastonbury 2007 inspired Fionn to start making music.
Check out the no frills performance video for 'Nothing's Gonna Change' below:
Photo credit: Paul Trojner