- 09 Nov 22
International dates and festival slots for 2023 are on the horizon for the six-piece alternative folk/pop-rock act.
Up-and-coming outfit Doppler have unveiled the snooker-themed video for their third single 'Wait A Long Time For You'.
The track comes after an influential recording session in Clew Bay Studios in Westport with multi-award winning and double platinum selling Polish producer Bart de Boer (EMI/Universal).
With renowned Raph Dziubinski (Joe Cocker/ Average White Band/ Simply Red) on percussion and Kevin Donnellan (BRÍDÍN) laying his incredibly rich and diverse sound on fiddle, 'Wait A Long Time For You' was completed in just a few days.
“The subject matter in 'Wait A Long Time For You' attempts to address the complexities of melancholy, a recurring theme for Doppler," lead singer Jamie Mulrooney explains. “Mick Dempsey and I put this together over a Sunday afternoon lyrically. We wanted to integrate elements of time into the melancholic atmosphere of the lyrics to juxtapose the upbeat feel the music has, similar to the idea of Alone Again Naturally by Gilbert O Sullivan.
"The song is about waiting for something to happen in your life but then nothing happens. It's a sad song but writing it with Mick and making it what it is now brought us some real joy. We feel there's a lot going on in such a short space of time which currently reflects our own personal life experiences. As always, music helps us get through these challenges. We intend to keep moving forward.”
The video was filmed and produced by award-winning Irish filmmaker Fionn Rogers. The well-crafted piece features a mockumentary of two talented snooker players who are on the verge of global success in the late 1970s. The two childhood friends have put Ballina on the world map and seem to be winning tournaments across the globe for fun. Now the two sportsmen meet in the World Championship Final after despatching the likes of Hurricane Alex Higgins, Stephen Hendry and Jimmy White. Can they make history?
“We just wanted to enjoy the process of making music videos and this is exactly what we wanted to create," Mick Dempsey says. "We want to enjoy our time writing songs as this is a special thing and we want it to be joyful. We hope you enjoy it as much as we did making it."
“This feels like the start of something new for us both and we're excited to see what people think of our new songs," Jamie adds. "We just want to be as prolific as we can and let our music do the talking for us. We’re so thankful and grateful for the support we’ve received.”
Check out the new video below.
Doppler's summer single 'It’s Your Fault Too' was on heavy rotation on Irish radio. The band played a sold out Ballina Arts Centre alongside The Waterboys' legendary fiddle player Steve Wickham in recent weeks as well as playing support for Alabama 3’s Irish tour.
Doppler have shared the stage with the likes of Gavin James, Alabama 3, Neil Hannon, Cathy Davey, The Blizzards and The Saw Doctors and have also performed with Oasis’ cult member Bonehead on several occasions. They’re also winners of the IMRO Clancy Brother Song Contest.
Hot Press premiered Doppler's debut single 'A Memory', with the video sparking a "phenomenal reaction" according to our A&R Department main man Stuart Clark. The Specials guitarist Horace Panter also struck an unlikely connection with Doppler and is now a legit fan.
'A Memory' has since amassed over 125,000 plays on Spotify, with Doppler signing a publishing deal with the Dublin-based music publishing company The Nucleolus in 2020.