The Burma “Holiday”
3 band members sitting on a couch

The Burma “Holiday”

Irish Indie-rock outfit The Burma are back with a new single, ‘Holiday’, set to release on the 8th of September 2023 via The Burma Music Group. Having received support from The Rolling Stone India, CLASH Magazine, NOTION Magazine, Hot Press, Atwood Magazine, and Off, the 3 piece band has also earned spins on RTÉ 2FM with Dan Hegarty as well as RTÉ Radio 1. The single comes off of their highly anticipated album, ‘Crazy Dreams & Cruel Realities’, which is set to release on the 6th of October 2023. In addition to this, the boys have earned support slots for artists such as The Academic and The Strypes, and have gained extensive airplay across Ireland, the UK, and the USA.


Named after The Burma Steps in Cobh, The Burma are based in Cork, Ireland. The band is made up of Tony O Donovan (Vocals), Peter Piggott (Lead Guitar) – both from Cobh Co. Cork, and Cian Doherty (Drummer) from Doolin, Co. Clare. Crediting their influence to the 2000s American Indie scene, the band cites Tame Impala, The Strokes, and Mac Demarco as their main inspirations.


‘Holiday’ is a tranquil, feel-good track with terrific story-telling. The vocals are subtle and soft, befitting of the relaxed, laid-back vibe of the song. Kicking off with washed-out synth arpeggios and indie guitar riffs, it bubbles and creeps along at an up-beat pace. The lyrics are clear and direct, addressing our mundane existence and the need to run far, far away in times of strife. Speaking to a blonde haired lover engrossed in troubles, the vocals offer her an idyllic light at the end of the tunnel. We’re also treated to a sensational guitar solo, and some gritty Tame Impala-esque guitar riffs towards the end. It’s a track perfect for lazy summer days and soirees.


Speaking on ‘Holiday’, the band has this to say: “It’s a more laid back, feel good Summer tune and we wanted to try and capture that within the production. When we were in the middle of writing our second album, we were trying to narrow down what songs would make the Final Cut. Holiday was a stand out track and an easy choice for all of us, not just as an album pick but as our main single.”


The Burma will be launching their album ‘Crazy Dreams & Cruel Realities’, with a live performance on Sat 14th October at St. Lukes, Cork. Get tickets HERE.

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