modernlove. “Don’t Feel Myself”
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modernlove. “Don’t Feel Myself”


Irish pop-rockers modernlove. are back with a huge new single, Don’t Feel Myself. Last year the band sold out dozens of shows across the UK, Europe and America, and completed their own headline WORLD TOUR, got invited to play for the President, supported The Vamps, and played a number of international festivals including the DORK stage at Live At Leeds, Latitude, Eurosonic (NL), Bumbershoot (US), FingersUp (CZ) amongst many others, all off the back of their first 3 EPs.

Add that to support from the likes of BBC Radio 1, MTV, LineOfBestFit, Wonderland, Notion, millions of streams and over 50 thousand new followers across platforms, and it’s clear** modernlove**. are establishing themselves as one of the most exciting up and coming bands in the world. With another set of live dates to be announced across the UK and Europe coming later this year, this latest single is an explosive, catchy tune, drawing from their early 00’s indie idols like Bloc Party & Franz Ferdinand. Produced and mixed by long-term collaborator Tom Leach (AntsLive, Tribes), and mastered by Kevin Tuffy (Alfie Templeman, Sundara Karma),** Don’t Feel Myself displays a more refined, and ultimately more immediate, side to modernlove.’s** signature indie-pop sound.

Artist Quote:

‘Don’t Feel Myself’ is about going through bouts of disassociation, existential crisis and having a crisis of identity compounded with unhealthy lifestyle choices and coping mechanisms.

It explores these themes through an analogous story of a ‘mad night out’ in which we drunkenly stumble through a number of different shady settings and wrestle with all kinds of troubles/ situations from panic attacks and derealisation to bursts of mania that inevitably end up in us being consumed with existential dread the morning after.

Maybe it’s not so “analogous” if we’re being honest.

The song recognises that these things we do to cope only give us fleeting moments of relief from what afflict us and end up feeding them in the end in a vicious cycle. They’re a temporary bandage on a much more permanent wound.

Sonically, the song reflects this dynamic between the chaos and mania of a night out with heavy and rhythmic drum and bass, accompanied by dizzying guitar hooks that dance in circles in the chorus and the the verses which sober up and are much colder, more pensive and laden with a slow, sinking feeling.

Much of the music was inspired by early 2000s indie and indie sleaze, bands like Bloc Party, Arctic Monkeys and Franz Ferdinand.”

With larger than life indie-pop anthems born of small town boredom, coming of age, big nights out and young love gone wrong, modernlove. are a new generation’s brightest hope – already racking up streams in their millions and selling out shows, simply by singing about what they know and having a good time doing it. From playing dingey rural pubs to working with super-producer Luca (of Arlo Parks and Lana Del Rey fame), this Irish band of young 20-somethings are about to show the world the true heights of their ambition.

Formed in Drogheda near Dublin in 2016 of childhood friends and mutual pals, the four-piece came together as “the only people in town we knew who liked music”. Their shared influences of the game-changing future-pop of The 1975 and The Japanese House, the new wave sounds of The Cure and New Order, the danceable indie of Bloc Party and Bombay Bicycle Club, the experimental ambience of Jon Hopkins and Aphex Twin ,and a whole lot of day-glo pop-punk took them from jamming covers for the hell of it to carving out a monolithic, genre-shifting sound of their own to lift them out of the doldrums of their sleepy hometown.

-Official bio

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