- 15 Sep 21
Singer-songwriter duo Les SalAmandas are Julie O’Sullivan (Ballydehob, West Cork) and Colyne Laverriere (Hostun, France).
Les SalAmandas have shared their second single 'Mouldy', following on from their debut single 'Now Is The Time' - shared earlier this year.
The duo are currently recording their debut album, which will be co-produced by award winning Canadian Producer Daniel Ledwell. 'Mouldy' marks the second single from the highly-anticipated collection of songs.
Referencing the release of 'Mouldy', Julie says, “Who doesn’t need a tune to bop to? While this song has a very fun feel to it, the message it portrays is one of heartbreak. In our new song we’ve tried to merge the exciting feeling of a new relationship with the heartache of it slowly meeting the end of its life. In these moments it’s important to remember you will survive.”
Colyne adds “Who never felt the excitement of a new relationship? The rush, the butterflies, the honeymoon phase, as they call it. When every minute spent with your person is special and magic. Well sometimes you just realise that it was not meant to be, and what once was fresh and pretty turns into ugliness and mould.”
Julie and Colyne met in late 2018 in Ballydehob West Cork, Ireland. Les SalAmandas made their live debut at Levis Corner House, an award-winning Irish venue, as part of ‘Secret Song Festival’ (2019). Last September, the pair performed at a sold-out gig in Levis Corner House and revealed a maturity of song-writing well beyond their years.
Immersing themselves in the cultural centre that is West Cork, Julie and Colyne spent the last eighteen months writing their own material together and collaborating with local and national musicians. This includes being invited to perform on the acclaimed Irish folk singer Ger Wolfe’s new album The Morning Star, as well as performing at Ger’s live album launch in February 2020.
In October 2020, they were invited to perform a livestream gig through Mick Flannery’s social media pages, an award-winning, double platinum selling artist, and garnered over 10,000 views of their performance in 24 hours. They were one of four Irish Artists invited to perform a set at ‘Folk Alliance International’ a prestigious global music conference, in February 2021 as part of The Starhouse Collective showcase.
This summer, Les SalAmandas performed at Waterford’s Summer in The City festival alongside Paddy Casey, supported Mick Flannery at Connolly’s of Leap, and played a sold-out gig in Levis’ Corner House. The folk-influenced outfit were invited to play at Coughlan’s Live new festival ‘The Great Beyond’.
While Les SalAmandas maintain their thoughtful lyrics and smooth harmonies, they take a walk down to pop town for their new song. 'Mouldy' is the bop that will get us through the darkening days.
Julie and Colyne have also launched a Fundit campaign to create their debut album. You can donate to the production costs, mixing, mastering, artwork, engineering and rewards costs, and in turn receive some brilliant awards like CDs, tshirts, prints, a beautiful piece of furniture, songwriting workshops, and private shows.
For more information, or to donate, click here. Check out the pair's Fundit video.
Listen to 'Mouldy' below:
Photo by Colm Rooney.