Following a wave of highly-praised singles over the last few months, including ‘Don’t Wanna’, ‘Us’, ‘Follow You’, ‘Islands’ and ‘Familiar’, which have been supported by the likes of Wonderland, Hot Press, Official Charts, Under The Radar, Ones To Watch, A&R Worldwide’s Passport Approved, Rolling Stone India and many more, Irish indie-pop-rockers modernlove. have now delivered their eagerly-awaited new EP ‘Oh My Mind’ through Akira Records (Phoria, Henry Green, Mt. Wolf, Rosie Carney, Shura), showcased by the soaring title-track.
As the opener to ‘Oh My Mind’, the shimmering title-track perfectly reflects the rich and dynamic direction the band have been exploring throughout this new EP. It aims to highlight the mental health struggles in a post-pandemic world, their newest gem is a warm and inviting pop-rock delight that builds upon their glittering aesthetic to date and is accompanied by a very lighthearted video.
Speaking about the new single, they said, “Oh my mind explores the modern day neuroses of young people and the mental health challenges brought upon them by pop culture, the internet and most recently, the coronavirus lockdowns. I think we all went a little mad over lockdown and most of this EP was written in that state of social isolation. Without distraction or release from cycles of negative thought you can begin to spiral to the point of derealisation and being in a constant state of panic. But then we kinda juxtaposed that by a brighter and more playful sonic composition. I think as young people, we tend to joke about our mental health as a way of relating to one another and not feeling so alone in all of it. So it felt natural to write a poppy, upbeat song about such dark themes rather than treating them with a forced solemnity and formality.”
modernlove. will also be embarking on their first UK and Ireland tour in November later this year. Demand for these shows has been so overwhelming, the band have added a new date at London’s Camden Assembly on the 8th November, with their Manchester performance which was upgraded to YES! (Basement) has now sold out. Tickets are available to buy now and see the full list of dates below.
modernlove. November 2022 UK & Ireland Tour Dates:
2 – Birmingham – Hare & Hounds
3 – Manchester – YES! (Basement) ***UPGRADED VENUE / SOLD OUT ***
4 – Glasgow – The Garage (Attic Bar)
8 – London – Camden Assembly ***NEW DATE***
9 – Bristol – The Louisiana – SOLD OUT
10 – London – Camden Assembly – SOLD OUT
11 – Leeds – Hyde Park Book Club
12 – Belfast, The Deer’s Head
13 – Derry, Sandino’s
17 – Listowel, Mike The Pies
18 – Limerick, Kasbah Social Club
19 – Cork, Winthrop Avenue
24 – Galway, Roisin Dubh
25 – Dublin, Button Factory
‘Oh My Mind’ follows on from their debut EP ‘monochrome blue’, which was released in September 2021, and saw modernlove. combine their earliest work into a statement debut offering. Featuring the singles ‘Liquorice’, ‘2 Missed Calls’ and ‘lmk (if you wanna see me)’, they received strong playlist support, landing on New Music Friday UK, Fresh Finds, Alt-Pop and The Pop List amongst others on Spotify, as well as New Music Daily, New in Alternative and Breaking Alternative on Apple Music. They have also received strong radio support with 2FM, BBC R1, BBC R6, BBC Ulster, XS Manchester, Across the Line, and Radio X, as well as featured in The Line of Best Fit, Earmilk, Wonderland, Hot Press, MTV, Under The Radar, Nialler9, Golden Plec, Atwood Magazine, Ones To Watch, Vacancy, and named as the Official Charts’ Ones to Watch’, alongside The Irish Times’ 15 fine Irish Music Acts to Listen to in 2022. Live sessions with BBC Introducing and Seconds Away with Gemma Bradley have also helped to cement modernlove.’s position as one of the most exciting up-and-coming acts in the UK.
Like their name suggests, modernlove. explore the complexities of the modern lives of twenty-somethings. Even though their lives are still complicated, Barry, Cian, Danny and Graham of Drogheda have already nailed their sound; they deliver polished, indie-pop with a glossy ’90s sheen and intricate details.