Fresh after his Eastenders role, Patrick Bergin has announced details of his next release, a double a-side to follow up on his recently released debut.
“If you ever see Jesus again” and “Tipperary Waltz” will be released on May 18th via Avalon Records. Tipperary Waltz is a song very personal to Patrick, his father Paddy heard him perform “It’s a long way to Tipperary” and said it was a recruiting song for the British army and wanted him to write something that in time could replace it in peoples mind. it’s set around World War 1 where Patrick’s fathers uncle had fought in the Somme and came back a shocked and damaged man. “Uncle Hugh” appears in the artwork of the single.
A line in the song “the ghosts of the men he shot still haunted him” was a reference to Tipperary freedom fighter Dan Breen who had told Patrick’s father about his experiences.
“Tipperary Waltz” is paired with “If you ever see Jesus again” and is available to stream and download from smarturl.it/patrickbergin
Cork band The Elation have announced they will release their debut EP “Clickbait” this Spring on Top 6 Records.
The first single from the EP “XO” is available to download and stream now.
Written by the band and recorded and produced in London, by Andy Whitmore, (who’s previous credits include Elton John, Terence Trent Darby, Eternal, Pet Shop Boys and more,) XO is a song about becoming a little older and wiser and moving on from past regrets, relationships and bad experiences by choosing to let go of that chapter and start anew. Funky fast guitars, pulsating dancefloor synths to a drum and bass beat with vocal hooks that will anchor in your head for days.
The band will be touring to release the upcoming EP:
April 13th, Chez le Fab, Limerick
April 21st, Record Store Day, Musiczone, Cork
April 27th, Kino, Cork
May 12th Geoffs Bar, Waterford
May 18-20 Homebirds Festival, Youghal *
June 1st, Poor Relation, Cork
July 20th-22nd Townlands Carnival *
August 3-5th Indiependence *
PictureHouse have today announced the release of their brand new single “Riptide”. Written by frontman Dave Browne with Swedish songwriter and producer Adam Kviman, Riptide is the first new material the band have released since 2013’s Evolution album.
The record is also the first recording featuring the 4 original members of Dave Browne, Johnny Boyle, Aongus Ralston and Geoff Woods since Karmarama in 1998.
The band recently celebrated the 21st anniversary of their debut album with a show in Dublin’s National Concert Hall which saw many tributes for the band from luminaries such as Irish President Michael D Higgins and U2 singer Bono.
The band have announced an acoustic tour with shows in Tallaght and Trim confirmed and more to be added.
“Riptide” is released on May 26th with the track released on all digital platforms.
Bakers Loft, Trim, May 26th
Civic Theatre, Tallaght, June 8th
Download song from here
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View tributes from Bono and President Higgins here
“Crazy in Love” is the new single from Irish “Eastenders” star Patrick Bergin.
Currently seen on TV playing the role of villain “Aidan Maguire” to millions of people every night, Patrick has had a hugely successful acting career which has taken him to roles co-starring with Julia Roberts (Sleeping with the enemy) and Uma Thurman (Robin Hood) on film and countless TV roles.
Over the years Patrick has written and recorded a number of songs, “whilst acting is my job, music is my passion”. The upbeat “Crazy in Love” is the first in a number of releases from Patrick in 2018.
later this spring, he will be playing some shows to promote his music.
Following their recent triumphant hometown anniversary show last month, PictureHouse have announced an intimate acoustic showcase in London’s The Islington on November 21st.
One of Ireland’s most popular bands, the 1990’s saw them play countless tours with the likes of Meatloaf, The Corrs, Runrig, Bon jovi, Texas and release the gold albums Shine Box and Karmarama.
Their hit “Sunburst” became a soundtrack to lost summers in the 1990s, was the most played song on Irish radio, used in a major TV advertising campaign and even got used in a film.
More recently the band have been recording again, a track from their Evolution album called Rules of Science made it on the BBC Radio 2 playlist, coincidently, that track was written with Lasse Anderson, son of ABBA’s Stig Anderson
Amid the fanfare of reaching their 21st anniversary which included a letter of tribute from the Irish President Michael D Higgins, the band received video messages of support from a host of well known Irish faces including U2 frontman Bono. Massive accolades indeed. They’ve also issued a new compilation album featuring key singles, b-sides, and some never heard before material. Entitled “How Can I Explain How This Came To Be?” the album is available now on Vinyl and download.
A favourite in live sets, Somebody Somewhere is a song about keeping hope in even the most bleakest and darkest situations. The band first premiered this song in a prison in Dublin after being invited to play for selected inmates. There wasn’t a dry eye in the house. Somebody Somewhere is released as single on November 24th.