modernlove. / UK Tour / October






Ireland’s future arena stars modernlove. are on a roll, their recent single Shades Of Blue taking them back to BBC Radio 1 with support from Sian Eleri as well as earning their first major airplay in the US 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 have now shared their new single PLANS.


A full-throttle attack of fiery loud / quiet / loud dynamics, PLANS fires out big rhythms and even bigger riffs with a Gen Z spin on the classic grunge sound. An instant highlight of the band’s ever-growing catalogue, the single adds another stylistic bow to the band’s array of sounds which maintains their identity while spanning alt-pop, indie and pop-punk. It’s been a source of intrigue for fans, who nicknamed the track “the Nirvana tune” after hearing brief teasers. PLANS was written by the band and co-produced with Tom Leach (Years and Years).



Speaking about the single, vocalist and 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 how making a plan for the weekend, for example, and proposing a date can develop into lifelong goals and aspirations. How certain, seemingly insignificant and 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 or coffee?’


It’s finding the beauty and poetry in the mundane and every day 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 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 fan club for an impromptu garden party, resulting in moshing, singalongs and paddling pool chaos, all while hearing PLANS for the very first time.


PLANS is sure to be a highlight during the band’s forthcoming world headline tour, which includes their biggest London show to date at Scala. The band 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 and Truck. 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, EverythingEverything, Nation of Language and We Are Scientists.


Remaining tickets for their headline tour are available HERE.





Thu          19             GLASGOW                                King Tuts

Fri             20             LEEDS                                          The Wardrobe

Sat            21             MANCHESTER                         The Deaf Institute (SOLD OUT)

Mon        23             BIRMINGHAM                         Hare & Hounds (LOW TICKETS)

Wed         25             LONDON                                    Scala

Thu          26             BRIGHTON                                Komedia Studio (LOW TICKETS)

Fri             27             BRISTOL                                     Exchange (SOLD OUT)

Mon        23             AMSTERDAM                          Paradiso (LOW TICKETS)




Wed         01             HAMBURG                                Nochtwache

Thu          02             BERLIN                                       Badehaus

Sat            04             COLOGNE                                  Yard Club (LOW TICKETS)

Mon        06             PARIS                                          Supersonic

Wed         08             CHICAGO                                   Lincoln Hall

Thu          09             NEW YORK                               Music Hall of Williamsburg

Fri             10             WASHINGTON                        The Atlantis

Sat            11             BOSTON                                     Middle East Upstairs

Sun           12             PHILDELPHIA                           Foundry

Wed         15             AUSTIN                                      Parish

Fri             17             LOS ANGELES                          Teragram Ballroom

Sat            18             SAN FRANCISCO                     Café Du Nord



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