Gearing up for their WORLD TOUR this Autumn with dates already selling out across the board, Irish pop-rockers are back with the anthemic new single ‘Plans’. A nod to the fast-paced, high-energy grunge of the 90s and early 00s, ‘Plans’ is an explosive statement that will have fans screaming along all over the world. With support from the likes of BBC Radio 1, MTV, LineOfBestFit, Wonderland, Notion, millions of streams and fast approaching 100k followers across platforms, modernlove. are establishing themselves as one of the most exciting up and coming bands in the world. Having sold out their entire first 2 headline tours of the UK, as well as a number of dates across their debut US tour, and recent support slots with The Vamps, Everything Everything, Nation of Language and We Are Scientists, modernlove‘s live show is the driving force behind their incredible international ascent.
“Plans is a song that deals with just that. It’s about the plans we make, both big and small and follows, for example, how making a plan for the weekend, proposing a date can develop into lifelong goals and aspirations. How certain, seemingly insignificant, trivial things are sometimes connected and lead to the more profound moments and matters in our lives. After all, most of the really important relationships in a person’s life will begin with a “hey, wanna grab a drink/coffee?”. It’s finding the beauty and poetry in the mundane and every-day that we’ve been exploring a lot as a band recently. There is a sense of joy and hope in looking to the future like that and sonically, the composition of the song definitely falls in line. It hits hard and has an uplifting air of optimism and fun about it. This sense of fun and play informed the lyrical direction as well which took on an absurd sort of humour at times. We took inspiration from The Pixies, Blur and Nirvana.” – modernlove explained.
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.