Wonder Villains have proved again that Gianfranco Zola is a legend as he took the time to appear in the video for their song ‘Zola’, paying homage to the man himself. A Perfectly timed release to pin itself to the madness of the World Cup as it proves music is a funny old game of two halves. When a comeback is on the cards it just takes a moment of magic and the introduction of somebody like Zola to your music video can just offer something new and create some chances.
At the end of the day it was a good song they gave it 110% and probably deserved a little more out of it.
Dublin based Oisin Furlong, Brendan McGlynn, Steven McCann and Ben Roe formed Color//Sound in 2012 at BIMM Dublin.
I’ve caught them live once or twice and every time they deliver a confident and self assured performance. A diverse sound delivered through all four members of the band who seem equally comfortable in front of a microphone and on their particular instrument leads to a very powerful performance. Their new single ‘To the countryside’ shows some of the ease they possess at sliding between floating soft melodies and upbeat guitar laden indie rock. Plenty of catchy hooks and harmonies as the lead vocals trade off between different members of the band it creates a huge sound from the four piece.
With influences ranging from Elliott Smith and Jeff Buckley to Explosions In The Sky and Radiohead, the band draws inspiration from all genres and combines them to create their own explosive sound. After a year of extensive gigging alongside the countries cream of the crop, including Cathy Davey, Villagers, Little Matador, Neil Hannon & Turn. Color//Sound are set to release their new single ‘To the Countryside’ soon maybe even in a couple of days as their facebook page is counting down to something.
‘To The Countryside’ is due for release on Monday 23rd of June.
Just to prove I do have some form of professional merit, here is a little piece of an article I wrote for RMG’s website about up and coming bands for this year in Ireland who might lend themselves to your next advertising campaign or film.
The Academic are a four-piece indie rock/pop band hailing from Mullingar. With an average age of 18 these boys have the world at their feet. A sold out headline gig in Whelans last November saw the place jam–packed with A/R people from record labels in Ireland and England.
Their debut single Bear Claws has racked up over 73,677 views in the 11 months since the video was uploaded taking into account that it was self released without any real PR campaign it has been played on most of the major radio stations and had plenty of nods from some of the biggest music blogs and websites in Ireland. So if you need something upbeat and radio friendly that captures all those feelings of youth and wraps them up in catchy melodies. The Academic will be your band this year.
On a side note The Academic have also just announced a slot at this year’s Benicassim festival since the article was written so things are already on the up and up for them check em out before they are all over the place.