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After a flurry of praise for their recent singles ‘Don’t Wanna’, ‘Us’ and their Valentine’s Day delight ‘Follow You’ earlier this year, Irish indie-pop-rockers modernlove. have now announced the details of their eagerly-awaited new EP ‘Oh My Mind’, which arrives on July 29th through Akira Records alongside the heartfelt new effort ‘Islands’.
Featuring all of their singles so far in 2022, the seven-track sophomore collection sees the band continue their pursuit of bright and vibrant pop-rock textures that have seen them go from strength to strength these last few years. The latest offering ‘Islands’ cements that captivating benchmark within their catalogue to date, and makes for the ideal companion track to introduce their newest EP.
Adding about the new single, they said,
“Islands is a classic coming of age story. Trying to cope with the fallout of a family coming apart due to divorce and one’s own romantic relationship coming to an end at the same time. It tells the story of both, blurring them into one at times. The song is about the distances between people in their relationships and how for some, it seems too impossible a task to even try to bridge those gaps. These people are made into “islands” by the oceans they must travel each day to meet and see each other eye to eye. The song explores ways people try to deal with this struggle and this loneliness whether it be drink, drugs or sex but in the end it recognises that they are simply in a painful situation that they must accept and let happen as the song ends with the repeated words: “It’s coming apart and I can’t face it, I don’t wanna break down but I can’t take it”.
‘Oh My Mind’ follows on from their debut EP 'monochrome blue', which was released in September 2021, and saw modernlove. combine their earliest work into a statement debut offering. Featuring the singles ‘Liquorice’, ‘2 Missed Calls’ and ‘lmk (if you wanna see me)’, they received strong playlist support, landing on New Music Friday UK, Fresh Finds, Alt-Pop and The Pop List amongst others on Spotify, as well as New Music Daily, New in Alternative and Breaking Alternative on Apple Music and strong radio support.
Like their name suggests, modernlove. explore the complexities of the modern lives of twenty-somethings. Even though their lives are still complicated, Barry, Cian, Danny and Graham of Drogheda have already nailed their sound; they deliver polished, indie-pop with a glossy '90s sheen and intricate details.
modernlove. will also be embarking on their first UK and Ireland tour in November later this year.
2022 TOUR DATES
2ND NOVEMBER – BIRMINGHAM, HARE & HOUNDS
3RD NOVEMBER – MANCHESTER, THE CASTLE HOTEL
4TH NOVEMBER – GLASGOW, THE GARAGE (ATTIC BAR)
9TH NOVEMBER – BRISTOL, THE LOUISIANA
10TH NOVEMBER – LONDON, CAMDEN ASSEMBLY
11TH NOVEMBER – LEEDS, HYDE PARK BOOK CLUB
12TH NOVEMBER – BELFAST, THE DEERS HEAD
13TH NOVEMBER –DERRY, SANDINO'S
17TH NOVEMBER – LISTOWEL, MIKE THE PIES
18TH NOVEMBER – LIMERICK, KASBAH SOCIAL CLUB
19TH NOVEMBER – CORK, WINTHROP AVENUE
24TH NOVEMBER – GALWAY, ROISIN DUBH
25TH NOVEMBER – DUBLIN, BUTTON FACTORY
'slands' is out now.
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