- 06 Nov 23
The second single to be released from their highly-anticiapted debut EP, CABL showcase newfound folk influneces on the beautifully unnerving 'Shoelaces'. Listen to the track below.
‘Shoelaces’ is the second single off Dublin alt-rock group CABL’s debut EP See You In a Year and a Half, produced by Chris Ryan (Just Mustard, NewDad, Robocobra Quartet). The song takes a narrative approach, influenced by the tradition of surreal Irish storytelling.
With menacing and melancholic inverted major chords on a double-tracked and saturated acoustic, reminiscent of early Elliot Smith, CABL establish a tonal ambiguity which foreshadows the unreliable narrative expressed through lead singer, Ava Durran.
“The song as we first heard it with just Ava and an acoustic was so heavy and uneasy,” says guitarist Luke White. “We instinctively knew we needed to create a dark and ominous but somewhat hopeful atmosphere sonically.”
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CABL are a self-professed “indie rock band put through a broken dishwasher”. The subject matter in their songs often deals with themes like addiction, flawed families and mental illness. Surrounding these introspective ideas is a uniqeu concoction of carefully orchestrated noise, harmony, and catchy melodies.
After spending lockdown shaping their sound, they have since built up a reputation as one of the most exciting live acts in Dublin.
Their abilities have secured them support slots with the likes of 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 shows.
Incorporating electronic loops that contrast a newfound folk influence evident in the addition of acoustic guitar and violins, CABL further diversify their musical palette on See You in a Year and a Half.
Listen to 'Shoelacecs' below.