- 30 Dec 23
Post-punk upstarts CABL are back with the deliciously noisy title track from their hotly anticipated EP See You In A Year And A Half.
‘See You In A Year And A Half’ was the first piece of music that east coast noisemakers CABL played with current drummer Eoghan Lynch.
As well as being the thematic centre of the EP of the same name, the song acts as a symbol of the band’s chemistry. Birthed from CABL’s very first jam together in their early days, the track – according to the group - was 80% written within 10 minutes.
Thematically, ‘S.Y.I.A.Y.A.A.H’ speaks to an idealistic image of a lost lover, a story of longing and regret evident through singer Ava Durran’s emotive storytelling: “To longing for what once was real.... I’ll leave it all come back and still I wish it was, but it never will be.”
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Describing themselves as an “indie rock band put through a broken dishwasher”, CABL’s subject matter often deals with topics like addiction, familial conflict and mental illness. Surrounding the introspection is a carefully constructed mix of noise, harmony, and earworm melodies.
“The songs were all written at different times,” said Durran in a recent interview with Hot Press. “What I love about writing music is that I can come back to a song a year later and still find something I relate to.”
“Ava’s lyrics are about loss and relationships, which are reflected in the music itself,” added guitarist Luke White.
“The way we use pedals and write our songs brings the sound from something sweet to something disgusting, it’s all very tension based.”
After spending lockdown honing in on their sound, they have since built up a reputation as one of the most riveting live acts in Dublin.
They’ve secured support slots with the likes of The Scratch, Ulrika Spacek, Ducks LTD, Robocobra Quartet, Cruel Sister and an Irish tour with Kynsy.
CABL have also sold-out the iconic Whelan’s and Workman’s Cellar venues with their own headline.
Listen to CABL on Spotify below.