Following the release of their title track ‘Heart Of A Nation’, Columbia Mills returns with a brand new single ‘Addiction’, due out this Friday, 29th April 2022.
To celebrate the release of their upcoming third album, the band has announced an Irish and UK headline tour for October / November 2022. The tour includes a headline show at The Academy, Dublin on 25th November 2022.
Speaking about ‘Addiction’ lead singer Fiachra Treacy said: “In society, there seems to be a lack of sympathy towards addicts, particularly those on the margins of society. The song tells the story of the hopeless cyclical nature of addiction. We have framed the song with a euphoric upbeat sound to try and disguise it as a love song. There is an effort to highlight the strength of addiction and compare it with the helpless feeling of falling in love and losing control- something everyone can sympathise with.”
Described by John Kennedy (Radio X) as Ireland’s answer to The National. Columbia Mills are regulars at festivals such as Indiependence, Longitude, and Electric Picnic and have supported world-class acts like Ride, Public Service Broadcasting, and Palace. On top of this, they have also toured Ireland & the UK with a string of headline shows at venues such as Whelans, King Tuts, and Sebright Arms.
Columbia Mills previous two albums 2017’s A Safe Distance to Watch and 2020’s CCTV – evoked a foreboding sense of place, time and thought. For some, the music was the aural equivalent of walking through disheveled subways, lit by flickering fluorescent lamps, in socially malnourished urban centres; for others, the music was a celebration of inclusiveness, camaraderie, experiencing solemn emotions with groups of friends, secure in the knowledge that the light at the end of the tunnel was exactly that and not a shimmering mirage.
As album number three is set for release later this year, it officially constitutes a body of work as well as creative commitment and investment. Fiachra’s sense of Columbia Mills’ progression from their debut album onwards is rooted in self-assertiveness.
Ireland and UK tour announced for October / November 2022
25/9 – Night and Day Festival
20/10 – London – Signature Brew Haggerston
21/10 – Birmingham – Actress & Bishop
22/10 – Manchester – Castle Hotel
25/11 – Dublin – The Academy
Tickets are available from this Friday, 29th April from Ticketmaster at 10am
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