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Get To Know:modernlove

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Pop-punk with addictive emo-tinged hooks.

With sold-out shows, an ever-growing fanbase and more bangers than you can shake a stick at, modernlove stake an early claim for ones to watch in 2023 and beyond.

Your new single Only Ever Only You is a big pop-punk Indie anthem and full of energy – tell us about the inspiration of this song and the lyrics?

Sonically we were really influenced by that early 2000’s blink 182/taking back Sunday sound that we love so much. We were listening to a lot of that kind of music over the last few months so I think that sound just naturally came out. Lyrically it deals with wanting to work harder on a relationship that isn’t working as well as it used to.

You’ve got a new EP coming out in March – how have the band’s music evolved since you first got together?

I think we’ve always loved so many different genres of music, but we’ve only really shown off a small portion of our influences. With this new release I think we’ve really expanded our sound. We’re definitely more confident in our songwriting to continue expanding our sound to include a wider range of our influences.

What was it like growing up in Drogheda near Dublin? Was there a big music scene and how did your teenage years impact the music you now make as a band?

We’ve always felt like outsiders to any kind of scene that may have been happening. everything we did was very insular and behind closed doors. We didn’t really have any other bands in drogheda or in Dublin that we felt were in our scene. I think we’ve carried that mentality through to today. We don’t really look outwards to other bands our size. We’re solely focused on our own music.

If you could tour with any band who would it be and why?

It would be amazing to tour with a band like foals or Bombay Bicycle club, they’ve been a huge inspiration to us.

Describe the bands music in three words.

Really, really good.

What’s been a career highlight for the band so far?

Our headline UK tour was amazing because all the dates were sold out. We never thought in a million years we’d be able to do that. Night 2 in London and the last show of the tour in Dublin were probably the highlight of not just our careers but probably our lives too.

What does the rest of 2023 hold for the band?

An immense amount of shows to play and music to release. We have an American tour in March and another UK tour in April and then we’re into festival season. We’re also going to continue to release music throughout the year.

If you each had to pick an actor to play you in a movie of your life – who would it be and why?

Barry – Ryan Gosling – pure wishful thinking!
Danny – Timothy Chalamet – actually had a few people say I look like him so yeah.. I’ll take it..
Graham – Nicolas Cage – only he could handle the crazy inside me hahah
Cian – Bono – just wanna meet Bono tbh..

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