In the wake of their incredible run of form with the sensational singles ‘Don’t Wanna‘, ‘Us‘, ‘Follow You‘ and most recently ‘Islands‘, which have since found support from countless tastemakers including 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. continue the support for their eagerly-awaited new EP ‘Oh My Mind’, which arrives on July 29th through Akira Records (Phoria, Henry Green, Mt. Wolf, Rosie Carney, Shura), with the vibrant new effort ‘familiar‘.
Continuing the same rich and glossy texture of their output over the last few months, ‘familiar‘ looks to cement the group as one of the more heartfelt and passionate outfits working right now. Their newest release brings back more of that warm and alluring aesthetic they have cultivated for themselves, brimming with bright and tender moments throughout.
Speaking about the new single, they said, “familiar is a song about seeing an ex for the first time after breaking up. It’s about seeing them from across a bar with somebody else, having moved on with their life and the feelings that moment can evoke. It also explores the idea that we long for something familiar and comforting when we’re not in a very good place in our lives and that an ex can provide a temporary, albeit unhealthy, escape from that loneliness and anxiety. We wanted to reflect that emotional depth in the sonics as well, this is the closest we’ve come to R’n’B chords on the keys for example. But also not lose that modernlove bounce, it’s a pop song at heart.”
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 now upgraded to YES! (Basement). Tickets are available to buy now and see the full list of dates below.
modernlove. 2022 UK & Ireland Tour Dates:
2 – Birmingham – Hare & Hounds
3 – Manchester – YES! (Basement) ***UPGRADED VENUE***
4 – Glasgow – The Garage (Attic Bar)
8 – London – Camden Assembly ***NEW DATE***
9 – Bristol – The Louisiana
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