Doppler’s debut single ‘A Memory’ spent the summer of 2020 on heavy rotation on Irish radio and was the most played track on the RTÉ Radio 1 Recommends List for several weeks through April/May. After Hot Press premiered the video it sparked a “phenomenal reaction” according to HP’s A&R Dept main man Stuart Clark. The Specials guitarist Horace Panter also struck an unlikely connection with Doppler and is now a legit fan after stumbling across the track. ‘A Memory’ has since amassed over 100,000 plays on Spotify. Later in 2020 Doppler signed a publishing deal with the Dublin based music publishing company The Nucleolus.
Since the success of Doppler’s debut single the band navigated through a host of challenging personal circumstances which halted their musical progression. Lead vocalist Jamie Mulrooney explains “There are far more important things in life than releasing music but it’s always there in the back of my mind, every day.. It’s only now that we’ve had time to make this release happen and making music with Mick brings me pure joy. To release this single with him has been a long time coming for us both and it feels like the end of a long journey but the beginning of a new one at the same time.”
After a recording session in Clew Bay Studios in Westport with multi award winning & double platinum selling Polish producer Bart de Boer (EMI/Universal), Doppler’s 2nd single “It’s Your Fault Too” was born. With well renowned Raph Dziubinski (Joe Cocker/ Average White Band/ Simply Red) on percussion and Kevin Donnellan laying his incredibly rich & diverse sounds on fiddle, it was just a matter of days before the track was completed.
“The subject matter in ‘It’s Your Fault Too’ attempts to address the complexities of relationships. Compassion, forgiveness, tolerance and the desire to seek happiness of the other. It’s very hard to put on genre on it too but if I had to it’d be Alternative Folk with some traditional touches ” – Mulrooney
Doppler have shared the stage with the likes of Gavin James, Neil Hannon, Cathy Davey, The Blizzards, The Saw Doctors & BRIDIN and have also performed with Oasis’ cult member Bonehead on several occasions.
They’re also winners of the IMRO Clancy Brother Song Contest.
The video was filmed by award winning Irish filmmaker Fionn Rogers. The stunningly worked piece features a love triangle like no other featuring two mannequins as lead characters as well as Hardy Buck and social media influencer Owen Colgan (Netflix/RTÉ). “The video parodies several iconic rom-com scenes and hopefully the comedy shines through. It was a nightmare to shoot as the arms and legs kept falling off the mannequins. We just wanted to enjoy the process of making music videos and this is exactly what we wanted to create.” – explains guitarist Mick Dempsey.
This is the first release in over 2 years for the band but they have already scheduled 2 more releases later this year. “This feels like the start of something new for us both and we’re excited to see what people think of the new songs. We just want to be as prolific as we can and let our music do the talking for us”- Mulrooney
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“Smart as heck pop that will lodge in your head and refuse to leave” Tony Clayton Lea – The Irish Times
“Great vocals and beautiful harmonies” – Christy Moore
“The likes of Simon and Garfunkel are the musical touchstones of the outfit; their harmonies are beautifully measured, making for a mesmerising listen” – Hot Press
” Most stuff doesn’t hold my attention for longer than 30 seconds but this one stuck with me” Horace Panter – The Specials’
“ Ticks all the right boxes for me, they deserve a lot more attention” – Chordblossom