HOT TAKES: Getting to know Modernlove

Welcome to the feature; Hot Takes! We chat to a band or artist that we have unearthed as some what of a hidden gem and allow them the chance to introduce themselves to you, the reader.

Q1 – Who is in your band?

Barry Lally, Daniel Rooney, Graham Fagan and Cian McCluskey

Q2 – What is your take on your own sound?

We don’t really define ourselves by genre. We listen to everything and that’s kind of what we want to do. Sometimes we fall somewhere between Bloc Party and U2 with a song. Sometimes it could be James Blake meets Joni Mitchell (That’s kind of a joke but you get it).

Q3 – If someone was listening to your music for the first time, what song would you tell them to listen to and why?

Us, it was the first song we wrote together as a band and kind of set the precedent and informed everything we’ve done since as a band. Sonically and Philosophically. It’s about innocence and  experience and falling in and out of love. We kind of wrote our mission statement without realising at the time.

Q4 – What is the plan for rest of 2023?

We’re just about to finish up in the US, the final leg of our tour! When we get home we have a lot of music to finish writing. We’ll be releasing some music and an EP in the new year.

Q5 – What is one song you wish you wrote?

Raglan Road by Luke Kelly. Listen to it.

Q6 – What three bands or artists inspire you the most?

Bloc Party, The Cure, LCD Sound System

Q7 – Where can our readers see you live or listen to your music?

You can hear our music anywhere you get yours! there are vinyls too but those are harder to find. You just missed our tour but don’t worry we’ll be back soon xx

Q8 – What zoo animal represents the personality of your band?

After much deliberation we’ve decided that we’re all definitely raccoons.

Elizabeth Birt

December 8, 2023

Band management assistant. Goth princess and lover of all things music and sport.


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