The Collision. are a five-piece alt-pop/rock band from Co. Offaly featuring Ciaran Brennan, Diarmuid Brady, Seán Brady, Connor Rice and Callum Bergin.
After earning a reputation with appearances at local venues, The Collision. continue to rise in 2022. The group has received radio play on Tipp FM’s Premier Irish, Shannonside FM and KCLR96FM’s Ceol Anocht. The band’s recent single ‘Weightless’ received great praise from the likes of HotPress, XS Noize, RTE Entertainment and more!
The Collision. write music that is bursting with personality and energy. Lead singers Ciaran and Diarmuid combine their distinct songwriting styles to create a unique, synergistic sound. The 5-piece blends their sublime musicianship together in a kaleidoscope of music that is infectious, vivid and vibrant.
Their explosive and exciting live performances back up their innovative studio recordings. Natural talent and a knack for showmanship come together under the lights during their shows which are captivating audiences across Ireland.
The Offaly group are set to release their debut EP, Latent Pulse, later this year. It features five brand new brilliantly crafted songs produced by the group themselves including two singles ‘Weightless’ and ‘Baby in Winter’.
They dropped their first single ‘Little 22’ in August 2020 shortly after their inception followed by ‘Swing’ later that year. Their latest single ‘Lemon Bake It’ arrived in February 2021 with ‘Weightless’ having dropped recently in April 2022.
The Collision. are one of Ireland’s most exciting up and coming bands. This young group are part of the tide pushing Irish music forward as they carve their path through the scene.
Baby in Winter was Co-written by Diarmuid and Ciaran, ‘Baby in Winter’ explores the commercialism we are bombarded with daily. It’s told through a lens of nostalgia and the music conveys how easy it is to be consumed by consumerism. The truths of the verses are glossed over by the catchy hook. Built on a groovy and infectious chorus, the song plots the battle between the joys and trappings of materialism. This hopeful banger is laced with longing for the simplicity of days gone-by which is overtaken by the infinite pleasures of today.
Talking about the track, Diarmuid said: “‘Baby in Winter’ really lifts you up inside and it persuades you to be yourself.”
Ciaran said: “It’s my favourite track from the EP. I love writing with Diarmuid and I think ‘Baby in Winter’ shows how well our contrasting styles work together.”