“modernlove bring vulnerability and longing with acoustic chords and ethereal sounds” MTV
Following their recently unveiled offerings Us and the Valentine’s Day delight Follow You, which have found support across countless tastemakers including Wonderland, Hot Press and the Official Charts, Irish indie rock outfit modernlove. return with their euphoric new single DON’T WANNA through Akira Records (Phoria, Henry Green, Mt Wolf, Rosey Carney, Shura).
Channeling a glossier and more lovelorn direction, DON’T WANNA sees the band focus on the more romantically charged side to their sound. With its bright and soaring aesthetic, matched effortlessly with some wonderfully engaged songwriting, the band are spreading their creative wings to reveal one of their most heartfelt releases to date
Speaking about the track, the band say, “Don’t Wanna is a song about desire. We’ve all had that weird feeling at some point where you can’t decide whether you might be kinda into one of your close mates. It touches on the difficulty of navigating friendships and relationships as a young person, when such passionate feelings and sex are involved. We wanted to capture that excitement in the sonics as well; it’s one of our poppiest tunes but it’s still got that rocky edge to it.”
Their debut monochrome blue EP, released last September, saw modernlove. combine their early 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 on Spotify and New Music Daily, New In Alternative and Breaking Alternative on Apple Music. They received radio support from BBC R1, BBC 6Music, BBC Ulster, XS Manchester, Across The Line and Radio X; were named as the Official Charts Ones To Watch; and featured in the Irish Times 15 Fine Music Acts To Listen To In 2022. Live sessions with BBC Introducing and Seconds Away have also helped to cement their position as one of the most exciting up and coming acts in the country.
As the name suggests, modernlove. explore the complexities of the modern lives of twenty-somethings. Even though their lives remain complicated, Barry, Cian, Danny, and Graham, all from Drogheda, have already nailed their sound, delivering polished indie pop with a glossy 90s sheen and intricate details.
My life is a soundtrack, i track my life through music, photography is my passion, my escape, my expression. Without both i have pieces missing, thankfully i’m blessed and get to combine both.
Born in Manchester, lived in Australia for 22 years where i was heavily involved in the Australian Music Industry, firstly in bands (Singer) and then managing bands (all original), I moved back to the UK, Wales specifically 10 years ago and married my childhood sweetheart and life is good.