We are so happy to announce our new single, “Bruise You Left” will be released on 4th June 2021. Bruise you left is the second single from our upcoming five-track EP ‘No Hope Without Love’. You can pre-save the song on all digital platforms by clicking HERE.
You can also buy a signed limited edition (Limited to 50) CD copy of the EP.
No Hope Without Love [EP – Signed]
Physical CD single of ‘No Hope Without Love’.
Limited to 50 copies
1. You Had It All ft. Stephen A. Quinn
2. Bruise You Left
3. Break The Chains
4. Highway to the Lost & Found
5. —To Be Revealed—
The song was written and recorded completely independently by Chris and Chantelle during lockdown at their own recording studio. The Drums however, were tracked by Chris Brush in Nashville, TN. The track was Mastered by Pete Maher (U2, Rolling Stones, The Killers, Snow Patrol and many more).
Written by the duo the song started out as a title, melodic idea and a drum machine pattern. Since the beginning, the duo have kept with a routine of keeping a weekly allocated “writing session”. This is where the duo get together to focus solely on writing. They will swap ideas, show each other what they have been working on or start a brand new song together. This song was written over the course of two weekly writing sessions.
The premise behind the song is the hurt caused by a long-term relationship coming to an end. Despite promising never to hurt each other, in the end, they do. Those wounds take a while to heal, some never do. So, whilst they may be in a better place apart the wounds/bruises of the relationship will stay with them forever.
In something that has become something of a trademark, the duo enjoy putting darker lyrics with upbeat music.
Throughout the making of this song the duo experimented with sound and sonic textures. One such example of this is the percussion elements. Pinned against the live drum kit is a series of drum loops that were made by chopping up percussion sounds, processing and reversing the sound to create a interesting texture. Something the duo really enjoyed doing. Treating the recording studio like another musical instrument. Something they look forward to exploring more in the future.
We are so happy to announce that our next single will be called ‘2AM Call’ and it will be out on 30th Oct.
The song will be the first song we have released to feature a co-write. For this song we have the immense pleasure of writing with fellow Northern Irish Artist and Songwriter Eilís. You can check out their music HERE.
The song is available to Pre-Save on Spotify now by clicking HERE
You can also buy a limited edition CD of the single direct from us. These will be limited to only 50 copies and will be hand signed by us. You can get a copy below
The song is written after a night out in a bar (The Parlour – mentioned in the song) where we observed a guy sitting at a bar talking to the bartender. He then went outside where he had an argument with a Girl. Minutes later He arrived back in to the same place and began talking again to the bar tender who began to console him.
We later found out that he had arrived with the Girl and they had just broken up. After witnessing this we thought that it would make a great narrative for a song. So after arriving back to Eilís’ apartment we wrote down the skeleton of the song. We constructed the narrative that the couple had broken up and in a distraught state the guy calls the Girl every night at 2am after drowning his sorrows asking for forgiveness. Wondering why She left him and dreaming of a way to get her back.
The song was finished after several writing sessions and a demo session where we fleshed out the arrangement.
We are so pleased to announce that our brand new single will be released on 11th Sept and it will be called “Better Than This”.
The single is available to Pre-Save now via Spotify. Just CLICK HERE to pre-save.
As usual being independent artists we urgently need every pre-save we can get. So we beg you to please save our new single. Are are running a competition for pre-saves.
However, if streaming isn’t your thing and you prefer a physical CD. Well, do not fear we have a limited number of CDs available for pre-order below. We also have digital singles and artwork available to buy directly from us. Check out the items exclusive to this single below.
The single was recorded during lockdown in the band’s own recording studio Renegade Studios and also remote recording in Nashville, TN with drummer Chris Brush.
Better Than This is an uplifting story which deals with the theme that no matter how hard things seem, they can always get better. It follows the two central characters. One, is a singer songwriter who is struggling hard playing in all the dive bars She can to make a go at being a successful musician. But no matter how hard they try they just can’t seem to make any progress. The second character a successful business Man who ends up loosing everything because they squandered all their money playing a game of keeping-up-with-the-Jones’. So they are forced to get a new job to rebuild everything. As the two characters continue on with their journeys they cross paths in the middle and realise that things will get better and they just have to keep working on their dreams.
This song recalls heavily on the duos love of storytelling and the musician character is semi-autobiographical, covering the struggles of being an independent musician in today’s world. Especially with the current climate where musicians main revenue stream is being pulled away from them due to the worldwide pandemic. But within that darkness we must have faith in our dreams and push through, knowing that things will indeed get better. A universal message for everyone.
We are pleased to announce our new single is coming out on 21st Feb and it is called”Love Machine”.
The single is now available to Pre-Save on Spotify by clicking HERE
The single is a full on Country re-imagining of the 2004 Girls Aloud hit “Love Machine”. We were inspired to release a studio version of this cover song after a BBC Introducing session performance of the track created quite a buzz and was played across many regional BBC Radio networks.
So excited to announce that we will be playing Nashville in Belfast Festival.
Nashville In Belfast presents a celebration of Belfast and Nashville’s sister city status. Tickets are available now.
This show showcases new original Country and Country Influced original music from N.Irish artists including ourselves and Niamh McGlinchey. Also playing is Katee Kross who is travelling from Scotland to take part in this show.
The show takes place on board one of the best and unique venues Belfast has to offer Belfast Barge. It is a Bring Your Own Drink and Munchies show and tickets are extremely limited due to the size of the boat. So get in early and help support independent music.
Get Your Tickets HERE