Hvmmingbyrd - If Love Was Enough
Info: Metamorphosised from a five-piece, to now alt-pop duo, Kildare's Hvmmingbyrd today released the video for their new single, 'If Love Was Enough', which will feature on their September 29th EP release, Know By Name. They look forward to playing Indiependence Music Trail, Live at Heart festival in Sweden and Electric Picnic this summer, with upcoming tour dates below. The video for their latest single was directed by Crooked Gentlemen and stars NBC 'The Night Shift' actor Eoin Macken and Olivia Romao.
Beginning not with naievty, but more confident hope, the songs theme deals with the waning of our aspirations and the initial magic and happiness of relationships as time passes, as well as the unavoidable manner in which life can snatch our plans from us. The movement from their background in almost celtic contemporary folk to atmospheric alt-pop is noticeable, the pair tentatively but assuredly dipping their toes into electronic sounding spheres.
A particularly pleasing aspect of 'If Love Was Enough' (aside from the visually impressive video) is how Deborah Byrne and Suzette Das merge their harmonies to the point that they are indistinguishable from each other, as one. Personally I sense that they have unlocked an entirely new canvas to work on, the EP will be interesting in terms of comparing the rest of the tracks to this single, there's a lot of scope as they move on from the past and head on to pastures new!
Sunday 24th July: Apollo Sessions, the Bleeding Horse
Tuesday 26th July: King Kong Club, Whelans (Upstairs)
Sunday 31st July: Indiependence Music Trail
Thursday 11th August: The Workman's
Saturday/Sunday 3rd & 4th September: Electric Picnic (stages TBA)
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