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Columbia Mills announces new single ‘Momentum’

August 18, 2022

Crowned as Ireland’s answer to the National, Columbia Mills release their brand new single ‘Momentum’ due for release this Friday, 19th August 2022.

Speaking about the track, ‘Momentum’, Fiachra Treacy said: 

“Momentum is all about keeping the mind occupied and avoiding the traps that an idle mind can set for us.  Sometimes it just takes one person to come along and lift us from that deluge, but there are dangers in having your happiness dependent on one person.  The music is upbeat to represent that momentary feeling you are hoping will last forever, gaining momentum as we go.”

On the band’s previous tracks ‘Heart Of A Nation’, ‘Addiction’ and ‘Nevada’  they have garnered huge support from the UK and Irish radio such as BBC Radio 6, Radio X, Amazing Radio, Radio Nova, 8 Radio, Indie Rocks, RTÉ 2FM, Today FM and RTÉ 2XM.

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 on 14th October 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

Columbia Mills are:

Fiachra Treacy

Ste Ward

Uisneagh Treacy

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