Finally, PictureHouse have announced plans to release their smash hit single “Sunburst” in the summer of 2017 as part of their 21st anniversary celebrations this year.
For two years in a row this summer song was one of the most played songs on Irish radio, used in a national TV advertising campaign, and was used in the soundtrack to a film. It propelled the band to stardom and brought them on tours with the likes of The Corrs, Meatloaf, The Divine Comedy, Mel C from Spice Girls, Texas, Ronan Keating and their own tours which saw them headline Dublin’s Big Day Out in Marley Park to 35,000 people. Their studio albums “Shine Box” and “Karmarama” both reached top ten in Ireland.
A dispute with their then record company ultimately contributed to the band breaking up meaning the track never got released properly outside Ireland. However, after reforming and releasing 2014’s “Evolution” (spawning the hit single “Rules of Science” which was playlisted on BBC Radio 2 as well as countless other stations across Europe) PictureHouse have now digitally remastered a number of their songs in a package that’s not meant to be a greatest hits – but instead be a “best bits” including some previously unreleased material. The record is called “How Can I Explain How This Came To Be?” and is due for release in August 2017 on limited edition vinyl and digital.
More details to follow.
The band play a special one of show in Dublin’s National Concert Hall on September 13th. Tickets are on sale now from picturehouse.ie/tickets. The gig will be celebrating the 21 years since their debut album “Shine Box” in 1996.
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