- 28 Apr 23
Listen to some of our favourite new Irish releases from the final week of April below!
Nealo and Morgana, 'Forest'
The beloved Dublin wordsmith has finally returned with a new single, this time tapping Morgana MacIntyre from Northern Irish duo Saint Sister for the soaring track 'Forest'. The raw new song was written during an extended period of struggle, following the release of his critically acclaimed, Choice Prize nominated debut LP All The Leaves Are Falling.
'Forest' came into being in a sudden outpouring of creativity, an acute outburst of hope, frustration and pain. From start to finish, it was written within an hour. Opening with Macintyre’s distinctive Belfast lilt - contrasting beautifully deftly with Nealo’s trademark Dublin tone. Thematically, it traverses the personal and political, moving from the relationship with his child and the dissolution of his marriage, to the systemic oppression of the mother and baby homes and injustice of the direct provision in Ireland. It is simultaneously brutal and uplifting, the level of vitriol gradually rises until the song reaches breaking point.
Bobbi Arlo, 'JUNI'
The Dublin-based alt-pop artist has returned with a punchy, fiery new single 'JUNI' today. With the help of producers Alex O'Keeffe and Adam Shanahan, the fast-rising talent has unveiled her first new banger in 14 months - and it was well worth the wait. Armed with a new alter-ego, JUNI as a character is a force to be reckoned with. "JUNI are you lost, what's got into you?" Arlo asks before an explosive beat kicks in, fusing electronic, hard-hitting beats with a frenetic rock edge. "This time she's gone too far / No one is safe...JUNI we're so worried, are you stable? JUNI's got me scaring all the neighbours." Packing in a Jeykll and Hyde narrative at the core of the tune, there's hints of Doja Cat and Ashnikko meets PVRIS, LUNA AURA, Crawlers and Bambie Thug.
Bell X1, 'Haint Blue'
Irish indie/rock veterans Bell X1 announced their eighth studio album earlier this week with new single 'Haint Blue'. The ten-track Merciful Hour, due to drop May 26th, was produced by John ‘Spud’ Murphy over the last five years. It marks the band's first album since 2016's Arms, while Paul Noonan wrote and performed with HousePlants in the meantime. The song "sets out a stall of sorts for the record - taking a central image or idea and stretching it beyond the corporeal, untethered,” Noonan says. It's got poignant melodrama in the strings section, marrying acoustic guitar with rich vocal textures. Ellius Grace came up with the ghostly, gorgeous video. "I could see that you'd been crying...I remembered a dream you had / The one where you've fallen through the ice and I can see your face through the other side / And now I'm pounding with my fists / I'm holding this photograph, the one of you and me trying not to laugh and it's a sacred thing."
“'Haint Blue' was the first song that we worked on for this record, and brought us back into the orbit of the good ship Bell X1. Dave had been listening to a podcast about how porches in parts of the southern U.S. were painted this particular shade of blue to ward off ghosts, or Haints as they were called by the Gullah people in that part of the world. It led us to dream up a character of a more benign Haint, and an exploration of the surreal, a fever dream of yearning.”
Sweetlemondae, 'It's Alright'
The Galway hip-hop/R&B artist has released brand new single 'It's Alright,' the follow-up to January banger ‘Higher State’ - which featured Jafaris. ‘It’s Alright’ is a fresh burst of serotonin– an ode to the ups and downs that life throws on a daily basis– featuring soothing lyrics, melodic vocals and smooth tempo. Sweetlemondae reiterates the importance of grounding oneself and reminds her listeners that every feeling is temporary.
“There's just something so calming about the phrase 'It's Alright', it kind of reminds you that life is not stagnant and that everything is ever-changing therefore, no matter what you are going through it will pass and you may not feel 100 percent, but you will be okay," said the 23 year-old rapper, speaking on the track. "We all go through different things daily."
The rising indie-folk band have shared stunning new single ‘Anyway’ today on B-Unique Records. ‘Anyway’ boasts their usual trademark cinematic style, using layered instrumentals and powerful vocals to tell the narrative. The track opens with a dramatic burst of synths, the resolute quality of which matches the determined beat and the sharp pluck of the banjo. A feeling that is encapsulated in ‘Anyway', the anthemic nature of the latest release gets you right in the gut. The new single follows previously released 'Heart in the Water', and lands ahead of the band's support slot for George Ezra's UK & Ireland tour and Dermot Kennedy's Thomond Park shows. “We enjoy exploring grand moments in a song, there’s nothing like when a song starts big," the trio declare. "It takes you on a wild ride; your heart is pounding by the end of it.”
Big Sleep, 'Shivering'
The Dublin-based band with melodic hooks for days have unveiled the first single from their forthcoming sophomore EP, featuring a colourful performance video filmed by Kristian Mantavalnos. 'Shivering' was produced, engineered and mixed by the uber talented James Smith (Gypsies on the Autobahn, J Smith), with mastering by Peter Maher. Building up with indie guitar riffs and a driving drum beat from Florence native Matteo Poli, it's an anthemic statement of their progress and fiery potential as a (Hot for 2023) band.
"I've been, I've been up all night just shivering / I've tried counting sheep on sheep but the morning's creeping in / And I've been, I've been up all night / Can't sleep a wink...lovesick, missing you," vocalist Rónán Connolly belts in the soaring, infectious chorus. "It's been two whole weeks since you hit the door / But you told me you'd be calling 'round, on the 24th."
david omfg, 'city'
The Arklow emo artist bridges the gap between dream pop and alternative, having been performing around the Louth music scene since he was a teenager - playing in venues such as Workmans Club, the Grand Social and the TLT supporting The Academic. Although he has mainly performed as a session guitarist with bands such as modernlove. and Dog Day Afternoon, he's now writing and recording his own solo material. The ethereal, dreamlike new single 'city' was produced by david's childhood friend Daniel Rooney of modernlove., with inspiration from James Blake and Bon Iver. It's like diving into the musician's sprawling, non-linear memories and struggling to return to reality.
"This song is basically a series of vignettes surrounding a difficult time in my life," david omfg explains. "It was specifically written in a way to allow the listener to project their own experiences into the song. The details of the lyrics are vague yet oddly specific, adding a personal touch to the song as if reminiscing on a repressed memory. The song deals with difficult subject matter such as dissociative disorder and self harm, which I believe are very important topics to explore without being exploitative.|
SPIDER, 'FUCK EVERYONE FUCK EVERYTHING'
Taken from the Tallaght native's incredible HELL OR HIGH WATER EP, the second following 2021's thought-provoking C.O.A, SPIDER (Jennifer Irabor) pulls precisely zero punches on 'FUCK EVERYONE FUCK EVERYTHING'. Self-produced, while a number of other tracks were produced alongside the insanely talented Earl Saga, the final song on the EP is like a gothic diary entry of alt-pop, grunge and emo-rock. Genres can't pin London-based SPIDER down, though. "Oh you think you know me well? I got a lot of different versions, which one should I sell? If I swing and I see you in my way / If you get hurt, that's your mistake / I don't wanna cry, wanna scream / Cause I wake up feelin' like I'm fighting everything," she belts. Don't even try to tell her how she's feeling, because you'll get burned in the process. Continuing on from the epic previous singles ‘America’s Next Top Model’ and 'Growing Into It', 'FUCK EVERYONE FUCK EVERYTHING' and the AWAL-released EP has boatloads of potential for angst-ridden stardom.
KhakiKid and Carsten 2x, 'Underbite'
Dublin-based rapper KhakiKid (Abdu Huss) is making waves in his native city, having dropped his hugely compelling debut EP Elevator Music last year, emphasising his endless charisma and creativity. He's set to embark on a run of UK and Ireland headline shows this May, which are sure to be ferocious. He’ll be appearing at The Road To The Great Escape Festival in Dublin on 9 May too. New single 'Underbite' is all hard-hitting rap, frenetic beats, chaotic electronics and collaborative hooks from his friend Carsten2x.
“’Underbite’ is about feeling lost or stuck in a dark place. Carsten had this hook about being down and out, and how you don’t want others to see you when you’re in that state," KhakiKid nots. The duo "open each other up to different perspectives on songwriting. It helped me become more comfortable talking about my past and the things that are hardest to talk about. I’ve always wanted to experiment with different sounds too and working with people with experience really helps. It’s made me really excited to work with others too.”
The video (below) was directed by Andy Asco and Iarla McKeon.
Grian Chatten, 'The Score'
Just over a year after the release of Fontaines D.C.'s latest album, Skinty Fia, the band's lauded vocalist Grian Chatten has shared his debut solo single, 'The Score' – out today, via Partisan Records. “'The Score’ is a heavyweight bated breath of lust," Grian notes of the track. "I wrote it in Madrid between an electric fan and a dying plant and I intend to keep it there. It was inspired by sugar and sunset.” The single highlights a never-before-seen side of Grian's craft – as he explores fresh and exciting sonic territories with intense introspection within his lyricism. Grian has also launched his own solo website and social media platforms – suggesting more music is perhaps in the pipeline from the rock frontman. 'The Score' arrives after a phenomenally busy 12 months for Fontaines D.C., who debuted at No.1 in both the UK and Ireland with the Ivor Novello-nominated Skinty Fia.
The Mary Wallopers, 'The Holy Ground'
The Irish outfit have released a brand new recording this week ahead of their biggest UK tour to date in May. A typically fast paced, texturally rich trad tune, The Mary Wallopers bring 'The Holy Ground' to life with their usual flair. The track has been performed by the likes of the Dubliners, The Clancy Brothers, The Jolly Rogers, the Poxy Boggards, the Brobdingnagian Bards, Mary Black, Pete Seeger, The Tossers, and Beatnik Turtle and more.
The band’s Charles Hendy says of the song: “The Holy Ground is a song written about a place in Cobh, County Cork where sailors would stop off on long voyages across the Atlantic. Despite the name of the place there were little-to-no churches, instead it was the town's red light district where all sorts of fantasies could be realised."
Dark Tropics, 'I Bet You Can'
The rising noir-pop duo have dropped new single 'I Bet You Can', alongside a video directed by Kevin Msechu. Ahead of their headline Belfast date and support for Belle & Sebastian on their Irish tour later this year, Dark Tropics are channeling the urgent energy of Florence + The Machine and Primal Scream, delivering a stunning vocal performance from Rio on the track. The single sees the contemporary pop duo abandoning the analogue and embracing the future, capturing their timeless, cinematic sonic force. 'I Bet You Can' fuses elated grooves and synths with Welch-inspired hooks laden with exhilaration. Building into maelstrom crescendo of keys, brass and alt-pop percussion; it's a statement of the band's progress so far.
“'I Bet You Can' was written in a storm and a haze," Dark Tropics (Rio and Gerard) explain to Hot Press. "It's a song about embracing your youth and dancing your way through uncertainty whilst avoiding the perils of petty discontent."
Pamela Tully, 'Fractured'
The new Irish artist has dropped the heroic, yearning single today. Hailing from Kilnamanagh, it's the Dubliner's first single of the year, following her 2022 track 'Just Like You' and debut single 'Battle Cry Baby.' Complete with mellow verses and a sing-along chorus, the single helps define Tully's budding sound for her new audience. After receiving a tumour diagnosis during Covid, Tully decided to grasp life by the reins and tackle her long-standing dream of writing original music. Dabbling in the uplifting genres of pop and rock, she's exploring love, life, and the trials of recovery in her music all the while advocating for brain tumour and cancer research.
Babylamb, 'The Weapon'
The Irish pop outfit (now composed of Tobias Barry and Rían Stephens) return with their fourth single, maximalist electronic thumper ‘The Weapon’. "I was just a queer farm boy finding Jesus in the countryside," the single opens, atop a bed of glittering '80s synths. "...but even then I was sure, that if you need an enemy, I am the weapon." Following previous singles 'Icky', 'Bodyright' and 'Mister Magic', Babylamb appeared on the cover of Hot Press as part of Hot for 2021, earned over 200k streams across platforms and garnered widespread radio support, the band regrouped last year to start fresh as a two-piece. Tobias and Rían are re-introducing themselves with a brash new sound, full of retro-inspired synths and playful, free energy. It’s a fierce and righteous bop about growing up queer, figuring out your place in the world, and discovering what drives you to keep living truthfully.
“I’m really excited to bring Babylamb back with a bang. We went ham on producing ‘The Weapon’, our semi-obligatory queer coming-of-age track, and we couldn’t be prouder of it," Tobias says. "It’s sweeping, bouncy and tumultuous, just like my anxious childhood.”
Ahmed, With Love. and Chameleon, 'World Cup!'
Marking the soulful hip-hop artist's first offering of the year, 'World Cup!' sees Ahmed, With Love. (Dublin talent Ahmed Karim Tamu) team up with Matthew Harris, aka producer and singer-songwriter Chameleon for a groovy new banger. Oozing funky beats and gospel-like layered vocals, Ahmed raps atop of mesmerising production and brass sections. "Stone cold, keep me cosy on the streets / Phone home, don't leave me lonely for a week," he sings in the chorus, asking the subject not to play games with him. "You had your shot, you missed / Like a free throw." A back-and-forth between Ahmed and a girl who caught his eye, the endless charisma at the core of his wordplay and laidback knack for playing with rhythm are his strong suits.
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Luka Palm, 'Fanta Red'
The Dublin rapper burst onto the scene in 2018, delivering his Green Diesel album and singles like 'Airbnb' the following year. Featuring beats by Soft Boy Records' Kean Kavanagh and Wastefellow, Luka Palm sounds more confident than ever on the bass-heavy track. The single is taken from his upcoming BOYRACER EP, reportedly due to drop on May 5th. "Fuck with you, I'm on the fence / No offence," he repeats. His usual relaxed, carefree delivery and flow works well with the slick beats, which show off his ability for lyrical acrobatics. Part-diss track, part empowerment banger, it belongs at a house party shaking the walls at 4am to lift the energy in the room. The Swedish-born rapper who grew up in Dublin has been a staple of Ireland's underground hip-hop scene for years now, but has kept a low profile since before the pandemic. Let's hope that all changes with the BOYRACER EP.
JyellowL, 'Eye Candy'
Teaming up with newcomer WhipitConall, the new Shades of Yellow EP track employs Afrobeats in addictive fashion. The Maynooth-based hip-hop sensation flicks between soulful vocals and clever raps on the offering, embracing a multi-genre approach. A track dedicated to the pretty girls in the room, it's a feel-good, dancefloor number that takes a fresh direction. The first EP of ‘shades of yellow’ features production from Nigerian hit-maker Tee-Y (who worked on JyellowL's 2022 single ‘See Me Finish’ and has worked with the likes of Davido, M.I., Tiwa Savage). The slick production of Nigeria-based producer StevJazz, who is signed to Aristokrat records, also helped shape JYellowL’s latest work. The horizon is limitless for an artist like JYellowL who continues to unleash music that connects cutting-edge collaborations while shaping his own distinct and undeniable voice. He deserves far more recognition, in our view.
Brad Heidi, 'Easy'
Following the Tyrone native's 2022 single 'Dancing in My Head' and 2021 EP The First, Brad Heidi has returned with a powerful new piano ballad. "Loving you was easy / I always knew it would be / Loving you was gorgeous / Far away from pointless," he belts in the chorus. The Galway-based act was crowned the second ever winner of A New Local Hero earlier this week at the Academy, beating out the likes of Negro Impacto, Eva Campbell, TEMI, Darian Jane and more on the night. Having starting out as a busker, Brad was working tirelessly before his exceptional talent was spotted, and he has gone on to play some of the biggest stages in Ireland, including the New Year’s Eve Festival in Dublin with Gavin James in 2022. Winning A New Local Hero means that a new single is in the pipeline with Rubyworks Records, working with Roger Quail and veteran producer Ruadhri Cushnan.
Niall Horan, 'Meltdown'
Appearing at Dublin toastie restaurant Melt Down this morning, the Mullingar native is promoting his new single in (cheesy) style. “The song is basically about feeling anxious and being in that kind of freaking out moment but knowing deep down that everything will be alright," the singer wrote on social media of 'Meltdown'. The Irish pop star sings, “Talkin’ to yourself in the bathroom/ Losin’ your mind in the mirror like you have to/ Screamin’ in your car in the driveway/ Spinnin’ out think your life’s going sideways.” The track arrives as a follow-up to the previously-released 'Heaven' as the second offering from the singer’s forthcoming third solo album The Show, which is expected to arrive on June 9.
STRABE, 'All My Heart'
The alt-pop duo have releaseda new single this week from the group's forthcoming debut record. 'All My Heart' introduces fans to the musical and visual world behind the upcoming debut, summoning the wistful sound of bands like The Cardigans or The Cranberries, alongside a keen ear for emotive, electronic and dance influences like Romy or Fred again. Simultaneously uplifting and melancholic, Irish/Scottish pairing STRABE aim to capture the feeling of “when love feels so simple," the group's Angelica Black mused. "Something wonderful that I realised when in my first queer relationship was how natural, easy and joyous loving as your authentic self can be," the Scotland-born performer added.
1000 Beasts feat. Rosie P, 'Reflections'
Cian Sweeney is back in the saddle under his 1000 Beasts production moniker, releasing his latest single today with soulful English singer Rosie P. It's the third track to be released from Cian's upcoming sophomore album. 'Reflections' presents a chilled out indie-electronic sound, packed with lo-fi drums and a smooth guitar loop that echoes the likes of Jordan Rakei, Tom Misch and Chet Faker. Rosie P's sleek vocal adds a layer of emotional depth to the radio-ready new single. Arguably one of the most prolific producers to come out of Cork in years, 1000 Beasts released his debut album Naruda in April 2022. Featuring collaborations and co-writes from an eclectic mix of artists such as FeliSpeaks, Célia Tiab, LENII, Arthur Valentine, April and Orla Gartland, and with well over six million streams amassed on the project already, 1000 Beasts has established himself as an artistic force to be reckoned with.
Niamh Dunne and Karan Casey, 'Tides'
Dunne is slated to tour the nation in June with her new album of the same name with Seán Óg Graham - marking her first solo project in ten years and first album made up of self-penned songs. One-half of the album is based on story songs inspired by traditional Irish songs and the other half based on singer-songwriter style, introspective songs that look at lived experience, feminism, family, history and connection. Both halves are a reflection on her life as a musician, from her traditional roots with the Traveller family The Dunnes right up to writing with contemporary acts like Foy Vance and Ed Sheeran. Niamh’s latest single sees her join long-time collaborator and friend Karan Casey in this song she wrote for her mother; a lullaby about reading stories together as a child. The single touches on the special moments between mother and daughter that are at once transient, fleeting and deep rooted.
“Shut your eyes tight, girl, I’ll live in your dreams / Never far from you though far I may seem / Don’t be afraid now just lie here with me.
Walshy feat. Lowkick, 'Confrontation'
Following his recent Just Walk Away EP, producer Walshy joins forces with Dublin-based trio Lowkick for a groove-laden new single - rich with hip-hop beats and brass sections that echo '90s American rap. The three-piece are known for blending traditional hip-hop with neo-classical and jazz elements to create a refreshing new sound in Irish rap. All three members of the group attended school at Mount Temple Comprehensive in North Dublin before deciding to come together and make music. After three years of working together, the group has gathered a small but loyal following in the capital. 'Confrontation' plays with samples, audio clips and fun-filled beats that demand to be heard live. Walshy is prolific as ever, moving between hip-hop, R&B, jazz and soul to bring out the best in his collaborators.
Shoresheh and Ailbhe Reddy, 'Don't Come Around'
George Hutton (aka Shoresheh) and London-based Dubliner Ailbhe Reddy combine their beautiful vocals to create a spine tingling beauty on new single 'Don't Come Around'. Masterfully produced by Michael Mormecha and Danny Trouton of Tree Song Studios, the track is covered in ambient tones with a catchy chorus and powerful harmonies. With two incredibly distinctive voices and a contemporary pop sound, 'Don't Come Around' is a memorable new offering from two powerhouses of the Irish music scene. Growing up in Derry, George Hutton was immersed in the music of Luke Kelly, Ronnie Drew, The Dubliners, Planxty and Liam Clancy. With his mother’s Maria Callas-led kitchen playlist added to the mix, the young singer absorbed every voice he heard, laying the foundation for his eclectic approach to songs.
Dani Larkin, 'Come Home To Me (Acoustic)'
The acclaimed Irish folk singer has just released 'Come Home to Me,' taken from her forthcoming EP Walking with Natives (out May 4). Larkin, one of Ireland's most promising budding talents, describes the acoustic track as "a quiet contemplation on the nature of forgiveness," featuring ethereal vocals and melancholy passes at the guitar which perfectly blend the old and new. "It seeks and receives the freedom that accompanies the act of forgiveness and commands introspection as well as asking the listener to move through the wonder and awe that exists in the skies above,” the singer added. 'Come Home to Me' is one of four tracks that feature on Walking with Natives – Larkin's first EP release since her critically acclaimed album Notes for a Maiden Warrior.
True Tides, 'All We Got Is War'
A glittering pop banger, Irish band True Tides have returned today with incandescent melodies and '80s dark synth soundscapes. 'All We Got is War' erupts with a shimmering pop hook before cascading into a dreamy verse. The track features vocoder harmonies, vocal synths and a clarinet sample that hints at the chaos described in the lyrics – “You want to bury the hatchet, driving it into my back, maybe we just couldn’t hack it, baby all we got is war”. It follows a busy year for the three brothers, with their radio smash ‘Beating Heart’ shooting to #1 in the iTunes charts. True Tides supported pop giants Kodaline at Malahide Castle to over 25,000 people, with lead singer Cian later playing sax to thousands of fans on global giant Lewis Capaldi’s tour. Other duties included Cian collaborating with Kodaline's Steve Garrigan to write songs for Westlife and The Coronas.
Speaking about 'All We Got Is War', Cian says; “Stuck at traffic lights outside a local music college, in the midst of a hefty writers block; I heard an eerie clarinet arpeggio floating from a student’s window. Grabbing my phone to sample it, I rushed to the studio and turned it into our Weeknd vibe single. Reflecting the chaotic times we live in and a fractured relationship I had left behind.”
Badhands, 'Head in the Clouds'
Award-winning composer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Daniel Fitzpatrick, aka Badhands, returns with a new single. The piano-led psychedelic ballad arrives just a week ahead of the release of his new album, The Wheel (out May 5th). The song traces the need for escapism in a world aching for distraction from our troubles. The music evokes Lou Reed, gathering tension throughout and crescendoing with a joyful instrumental outro. ‘Head in the Clouds’ follows Badhands’ atmospheric single ‘For a Little While’, which was on the RTÉ Radio 1 Recommends list two weeks running, and ‘Movie Nights’, praised by The GOO as appealing to “fans of Springsteen’s Born to Run or War on Drugs’ A Deeper Understanding.”
Daniel Fitzpatrick says of the song: “‘Head in the Clouds’ captures the mood of the new album as well as any track. The lyrics describe a person operating in a dreamlike state of denial, oblivious to what's going on in the world around them.”
Cheryl-Ann, 'YOUNG FOREVER'
Newcomer Irish singer-songwriter has released a new pop-driven track, reflecting her bubbly personality. 'Young Forever' is dripping with enthusiasm for youth and love, acting as a sonic breath of fresh air to the ever complicated depth of modern society. The queer female artist knows how to write an earworm, crafting a compelling post-chorus you'll be singing for the remainder of your day. The Derry native only pens tracks that feature heartfelt lyricism, personal experiences and inspiring words of wisdom. "We could take a trip, yeah you bring the colour into the summer nights / We'd watch the stars fall out of the sky / We could make a list, try something new out of the blue," she stars atop of an acoustic guitar melody and layered vocals. Something that would easily feature on the Heartstopper soundtrack, it's a feel-good summer song celebrating friendship and romantic love in its purest forms.
Viscose, 'Turn It Up'
An energetic dance-pop track for the ages, Viscose always knows how to get summer started. Classic '90s house music provides the soundscape inspiration for 'Turn It Up', which acts as the lead single from hsi debut EP Flawless, which is due to arrive in the coming months. The fun, catchy single lyrically explores the singer-songwriter and producer's innermost insecurities in romantic and vulnerable scenarios, keeping it light-hearted while oozing vulnerability and diaristic connection. The playful instrumental masks the melancholic theme of body dysmorphia and low self esteem in physical appearance. He chants in celebration: “only when the light’s out, do I ever wanna’ get down”, before the music takes the listener to new heights. 'Turn It Up' is the perfect example of the escapism at the heart of the dance genre and queer community's love of safe club spaces.
With strong, sunny warmth surrounding the single, the Irish singer-songwriter sounds better than ever on 'Free'. "The song was originally written for a college assignment as a response to The Beatles track ‘Yesterday’," France-based Amy Ellen notes. "When I brought my idea to Axel, we ended up developing the song and realised that we had a danceable pop-rock tune at our hands. I was listening to Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours and Blondie’s Parallel Lines at the time. It’s a radio-friendly tune, played with organic instruments, very much in the spirit of those albums." Amy recorded the single at Tsunami Studios (Dublin) with Sean Byrne and Adam J. Wilson, with Alex Borwick mixing the finished product. Ellen's brother Gary performs drums on the track, adding his own spin when it was recorded two summers ago. She's now working with Atypique Musique in France.