- 05 Aug 21
The rising Northern Irish band’s debut album 'where we all end up in the end' is slated for release on October 15th.
Indie-rock outfit smallmint have shared their thrilling third single 'No Shelter' following their recent debut album announcement.
'No Shelter', the Northern Irish outfit's second single of 2021, follows previous track 'Liv' - premiered by Hot Press earlier this year. The band's characteristic warmth and charm fills this two-minute, indie-rock summer single.
Influenced by the likes of Death Cab For Cutie and Pedro The Lion, 'No Shelter' contrasts a strong and defiant sound with lyrical introspection that delves deep into the subject of faith, uncertainty and hope.
"'No Shelter' addresses the concept of faith, as well as the uncertainties of life, that some seem so certain of," Andrew Cameron-Braithwaite comments. "It takes faith to believe in a god, but it also takes faith to believe in nothing. Both ends of the spectrum are difficult for me to grasp and I find myself trapped in the middle, confused as to how anyone can be so sure either way."
smallmint hail from various parts of Northern Ireland, a collective of musicians shaped by their years of service to the music scenes of Belfast, Glasgow and beyond. Fronted by Andrew Cameron-Braithwaite, they confidently wander the border between indie-rock and Americana — with a soundscape similar to that of Pinegrove, Frightened Rabbit and Julien Baker.
Set for release on October 15th this year, the band’s debut album where we all end up in the end was produced and recorded with Caolan Austin of Smalltown America Studios over the past three years.
The end result is a confident statement of intent — a testament to the band’s hard work, musicianship and also their own high standards. With Cameron Braithwaite's lyrics never shying away from heavy subject matter, the potential for resolution is always strong simultaneously.
Listen to 'No Shelter' below: