HousePlants announce the release of a second single, ‘Companero’, out across all digital platforms this Friday, 18th June. Also announced is a debut album, ‘Dry Goods’, which will be out in September.
“‘Companero’ was born as a collective remembering of the marriage equality referendum in Ireland, and the euphoria of the day when people gathered at Dublin Castle to celebrate that milestone in our journey towards becoming a more open, liberal society. It’s also a banger!… fast and frenetic, with Daithí adding the snarling synth to my singing and drumming… and was the first HousePlants song that we worked on from our respective caves during lockdown, lobbing our parts across the ether.” – Paul Noonan.
This follows on from the debut single ‘What’s With All The Pine?’, which was released in April.
For both artists, the project represents reclamation amidst a significantly difficult era for creative souls across Ireland and beyond. “There’s a community of music makers who mainly see each other at gigs and nights like the Choice Music Prize that feels somewhat atomised in the void of lockdown,” he says. “One of the nicer things about this time is that artists have been checking in on each other. It feels like lots of people are doing what we did.”
That sense of camaraderie and community is hard-wired into the music of HousePlants. A new tribe for modern times. All welcome.
Dry Goods Tracklist: