MODERNLOVE. SHARE THE NEW SINGLE ‘PLANS’ & WORLD HEADLINE TOUR STARTS LATER THIS MONTH
MODERNLOVE. SHARE THE NEW SINGLE ‘PLANS’ LISTEN HERE / WATCH THE VIDEO HERE
WORLD HEADLINE TOUR STARTS LATER THIS MONTH
“modernlove. are making larger than life indie-pop anthems being heard all across the world.” – Hunger
“modernlove. are making big movements.” – Notion
“modernlove. can soundtrack your daydreams, your visions of the future and your memories of the past.” – The Line of Best Fit
Photo by Daniel Harris
Ireland’s future arena stars modernlove. are on a roll, their recent single ‘Shades Of Blue’ taking them back to Radio 1 with support from Sian Eleri as well as earning their first major airplay in the States courtesy of alternative station KTCL. Now preparing to embark upon a world headline tour that takes them from the UK to Europe and North America, the quartet now share their new single ‘Plans’. Listen HERE.
A full-throttle attack of fiery loud/quiet/loud dynamics, ‘Plans’ fires out big rhythms and bigger riffs with a Gen Z spin on the classic grunge sound. An instant highlight of the band’s ever-growing catalogue, ‘Plans’ adds another stylistic bow to the band’s array of sounds which maintains the band’s identity while spanning alt-pop, indie and pop-punk. It’s been the source of intrigue for fans, who nicknamed the track “the Nirvana tune” after hearing brief teasers.
‘Plans’ written by the band, who co-produced the track with Tom Leach (Years and Years).
Vocalist/guitarist Barry Lally says, “‘Plans’ is a song that deals with just that. It’s about the plans we make, both big and small and follows, for example, how making a plan for the weekend, proposing a date can develop into lifelong goals and aspirations. How certain, seemingly insignificant, trivial things are sometimes connected and lead to the more profound moments and matters in our lives. After all, most of the really important relationships in a person’s life will begin with a ‘Hey, wanna grab a drink/coffee?’
It’s finding the beauty and poetry in the mundane and everyday that we’ve been exploring a lot as a band recently. There is a sense of joy and hope in looking to the future like that and sonically, the composition of the song definitely falls in line. It hits hard and has an uplifting air of optimism and fun about it. This sense of fun and play informed the lyrical direction as well which took on an absurd sort of humour at times. We took inspiration from Pixies, Beck, Blur and Nirvana.”
The accompanying video for the track bursts with unrestrained energy. The band invited members of their fanclub for an impromptu garden party, resulting in moshing, singalongs and paddling pool chaos – all while hearing ‘Plans’ for the very first time. Watch the official video HERE.
‘Plans’ is sure to be a highlight during the band’s upcoming world headline tour, which includes their biggest London show to date at the Scala as well as a similarly sized show at the Teragram Ballroom in Los Angeles. modernlove. excel in the live arena, having entirely sold-out their previous two UK tours and hit this year’s festival circuit with sets at Bumbershoot,Latitude, Live At Leeds, Neighbourhood Weekender, SXSW, Tramlines andTruck. They even had the honour of performing for the Irish president, Michael D. Higgins. Their support shows also show the breadth of their appeal, having performed with The Vamps, Everything Everything, Nation of Language and We Are Scientists.
Remaining tickets for their world headline tour, dates listed below, are available HERE.
OCTOBER 19th – Glasgow, King Tut’s 20th – Leeds, The Wardrobe 21st – Manchester, The Deaf Institute (SOLD OUT) 23rd – Birmingham, Hare & Hounds (LOW TICKETS) 25th – London, Scala 26th – Brighton, Komedia Studio (LOW TICKETS) 27th – Bristol, Exchange (SOLD OUT) 30th – Amsterdam, Paradiso (upstairs) (LOW TICKETS)
NOVEMBER 1st – Hamburg, Nochtwache 2nd – Berlin, Badehaus 4th – Cologne, Yard Club at Kantine (LOW TICKETS) 6th – Paris, Supersonic 8th – Chicago, Lincoln Hall 9th – Brooklyn, Music Hall of Williamsburg 10th – Washington DC, The Atlantis 11th – Boston, Middle East Upstairs 12th – Philadelphia, Foundry 15th – Austin, Parish 17th – Los Angeles, Teragram Ballroom 18th – San Francisco, Cafe Du Nord