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The Elation: Feels Like A Good Reason To Get Started

Summer 2018 will live long in the memory of The Elation.

The first two singles from their debut EP garnered huge radio support across Ireland and the UK. “Clickbait” was then released in June via Top 6 and went straight into the Irish Indie Charts at #3. A milestone for most artists and labels.
The band then went on a tour of festivals and radio stations around Ireland. Their electric live shows including a showstopping performance at Indiependence became renowned and the band were selected and invited to appear at Electric Picnic later this month in Stradbally.

The next track “Feels Like A Good Reason To Get Started” was used in the Indiependence aftermovie and is released on August 31st to co-incide with their appearance at Electric Picnic.

“Feels like a good reason to get started” is a bittersweet serenade set to a floor-filling pop-dance beat. The song was written about coming to the realisation that a relationship has run its course and you find yourself procrastinating the inevitable breakup for not wanting to hurt your other half.

Furthermore a limited number of cassette copies of Clickbait have been produced. For links for all streaming, download, cd and cassette options visit

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Patrick Bergin – If you ever see Jesus again

Irish actor / singer Patrick Bergin has revealed his pride at being asked to perform in front of Pope Francis this month in Croke Park. “I’m very honoured to be performing in front of the Pope, it’s a privilege and will be a highlight of my career for sure!”

The upcoming appearance co-incides with Patrick’s most recent release, a country track called “If you ever see Jesus again” a track which Bergin says is influenced by “what would happen if Jesus came back and I saw him”.

If you ever see Jesus again was recorded in Dublin by Ken Kiernan. The track is available now on all download and streaming platforms from

2018 has been an interesting year for Patrick, he’s been a gangster on Eastenders, he’s been confirmed to appear in a film by Michael Flatley and released a number of his own songs including “Crazy in Love” and the personal “Tipperary Waltz.”

Find Patrick online at:

PictureHouse announce Karmarama show in The Academy

Following their triumphant anniversary show last year in Dublin’s NCH, PictureHouse have announced a once off show on November 23rd in The Academy to celebrate their “Karmarama” album from 1998

“Karmarama” which achieved gold status, reached the Irish Top 10 and featured a string of hit singles including , “All the time in the world”, “Love in the streets” and the summer smash hit “Sunburst” which was the most played song on Irish radio for both 1998 and 1999 and appeared on TV ads as well as a film soundtrack.

Returning to the scene of the crime, PictureHouse recorded a live album in a venue called HQ – which was on the site of  what is now The Academy. “This was a no brainer for us,  after our Shine Box show in NCH last year, we found people wanted to hear these songs live again, we thought it would be great to go back do these songs on the site where we also recorded a live album back then! We can’t wait!”

Last year the band famously celebrated their 21st anniversary of their debut album Shine Box amid tributes from President Higgins, Dustin The Turkey and Bono.

Tickets are on sale now from Ticketmaster from 32e

Elation crash into Irish indie chart at #3

Congratulations to The Elation who’s Clickbait has gone to #3 in the Irish Indie Charts.
#42 in the main album charts and highest place Irish independent act as well!


Clickbait is available to buy / download / stream from

Catch – The Elation (if you can)

On the back of Clickbait reaching #3 in the Irish Indie Charts this week The Elation have released another toe tapping ready made for summer single.

Catch, produced and recorded with multi-platinum selling London producer Andy Whitmore, reflects the bands classic pop sensibilities. Combining the bands signature floor filling blend of funk guitar, rock steady drum beats and electrifying synth hits, Catch is three minutes of pure pop pleasure. Lyrically, the bands vocalist (Chris Cansdale) and guitarist (Billy Whelan) co wrote the idea for’ Catch’. Billy had the idea for the verses and chorus and Chris took the pre chorus’. The Co Writers took different approaches to the relationship song and merged them together.

The EP Clickbait features 5 songs including the single XO which received lots of airplay and great reviews. The EP is available to buy download or stream now on CD and Downloads from .

Catch The Elation  this summer! The band are touring:

May 20th – Youghal – Homebirds Festival
June 1st – Cork – Poor Relation (EP LAUNCH)
June 2nd – Cork – MusicZone (instore)
June 2nd – Carrickmacross Street Festival
June 7th – UK – Manchester tbc
June 8th – UK – Liverpool
June 9th – UK – London, The Claddagh Ring
June 19th – Dublin, Whelans
June 29th – Waterford, Shortts
July 14th – Listowell, Mike The Pies
July 20th – Townlands Carnival
July 29th – Waterford, Shortts
July 29th – Dublin, Indy City
August – Cork, Indiependence festival
August 11th – Galway, Monroes
September 27th – Galway, Monroes (supporting Wild Youth)

The outcome is an inescapably captivating and canorous combination of pop, rock and dance that’s certain to seduce a sizable listenership.” – Pure M

“It’s funky! It’s dancy! It’s poppy! It’s fast! Pulsating and rhythmic, “XO” might be the name of the tune but the band’s title might more accurately portray the overall tone of this single. Polished and peppy with just enough of a touch of indie rock to feel familiar” – A Journal of Musical Things

A Fun pop rock tune” –

The Elation have the songs and talent to impress” – Get Ready to Rock

 “Catch” is a great single and heralds the arrival of a collection, Clickbait, sure to stand apart from the year’s typical slate of dreck. –

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Craig Kingma
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