modernlove. // Don’t Wanna // New Single and Video






modernlove can soundtrack your daydreams, your visions of the future, and your memories of the past


modernlove bring vulnerability and longing with acoustic chords and ethereal soundsMTV

The indie rock collective is making heartbreak sound sweetWONDERLAND

Cut from the same cloth as The 1975 at their poppiestTHE RODEO



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).


Watch the video for DON’T WANNA here:

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.