- 11 Apr 19
Following the international success of their debut album, Walking On Cars have changed their sound, overcome set-backs, and dealt with personal losses - all of which have influenced their superb second album, Colours. In our latest issue, we talk to the band who are ready to share what they've been concocting in the studio.
In the new issue of Hot Press, which is out today (April 11), Peter McGoran talks to Walking On Cars about the monumental success of their debut album, Everything This Way, and the imminent release of their second album, Colours.
Sitting down with all four members of the band, Walking On Cars open up about an intense period of creativity in Dingle and in London.
They also talk openly about losing their lead guitarist Dan Devane in the intervening years, as well as Pa Sheehy's decision to face up to his alcohol addiction (which he addresses in their new single 'Coldest Water').
"I haven't had a drink in six years," he tells us. "I suppose I knew I had to give it up. I gave it up for spells, and then I'd always fall back into it. But the moment I gave up alcohol for good was when I found out I was going to be a father."
The frontman also talks to us about what fatherhood's been like for him.
"Fatherhood is great. It’s opened my heart up and helps me be a better person. It’s given me a sense of purpose which I kind of lacked at the time. I feel like I’m a little more greatful for everything.
"The hardest thing about tour is being away from family," he admits, "but we organize little breaks in the middle of touring to make it work when I’m away."
You can read the full Hot Press cover story with Walking On Cars in the new issue, which is out now. You can also buy it online here: