After the release of their much-praised debut single ‘After Eve’ earlier in the Spring and UK and playing Ireland dates including a main stage slot at Beautiful Days Festival alongside The Levellers and The Waterboys, the group arrive with new single 'Whispers'. Already gaining radio play on BBC 6Music, the track showcases the group’s unique sound foregrounded by singer-songwriter and musician Brian McNamara’s baritone vocals and violinist Nikki Bates’ rich string performances.
McNamara moved to Brighton from Limerick in 2013, and it is a small moment in time in the seaside resort town that sparked the creation of the new song. He explains: “Two friends, a guy and a girl were deep in chat about the guy’s relationship.... the girl kept repeating to the guy “She doesn't want to be your bore.... just adored".... from there the song was born". An observant and attentive depiction of young love, each verse is carried by a sturdy rhythm section and descending melodic line before segueing into an almighty chorus in which McNamara passionately calls the song’s main lyrical refrain.
With an upcoming debut album with Mercury Award-nominated producer Jag Jago (The Maccabees, Florence + The Machine) and live gig dates this coming October, the future is looking bright for the heartfelt and powerful quintet.
Whispers will be released independently on 20th October, and will be available via Spotify, Apple Music and other streaming platforms.
Catch them at these upcoming live dates below.
25th – The Hope and Ruin, Brighton
26th – Sofar Sounds, London
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Words by Cole Samson