A Ritual Sea, will release their new single ‘Because You Hate to Care About’ on Friday 25 th June , through Icy Cold Records .
The Dublin-based dreamwave band recently signed with Icy Cold Records, a French independent label, on the back of the success of their most recent single, ‘Desire Lines’ – a song that introduced the band’s highly anticipated debut album, which is due out this autumn.
This new song, ‘Because You Hate To Care’, features shimmering guitars that embody a feeling of heady love. The song evokes hazy summer memories – and this is perfectly captured visually in the music video by Donna McCabe and Niko Bikialo, starring star-crossed Boxers Chloé and Liliy.
Songwriter and singer with A Ritual Sea, Donna McCabe, says: “Lyrically, the song is about that moment after a heated argument; knowing you’ve both said things you regret, trying to find a way to say sorry, wanting to get back to that feeling of harmony. Musically, we tried to bring that blissful feeling to life.”
Formed in 2016, A Ritual Sea’s distinctive, synth-driven, shoegaze sound is heavily influenced by the esoteric imagery of Andrei Tarkovsky, Alejandro Jodorowsky, Robert Altman and Ingmar Bergman. Having featured at the renowned Other Voices Festival in 2018 and supported international acts such as Gwenno and Jane Weaver, the band played a sold-out headline show in Dublin’s Whelans venue in early 2020 and are gearing up to return to playing live shows in support of this new material.
Self-produced and recorded at A Ritual Sea’s home studio, mixed by Paris-based musician and sound engineer Nicolas Subréchicot (Vagabond, Lou Doillon) and mastered at Biduloscope, ‘Because You Hate To Care About’ will be released on Friday 25th June through Icy Cold Records.