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Drogheda four piece modernlove. have released their new single, Only Ever Only You, from their forthcoming third EP




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modernlove can soundtrack your daydreams, your visions of the future, and your memories of the past


modernlove are making larger than life indie-pop anthems being heard across the worldHUNGER

The previous modernlove. single, Ruin Your Night, boosted the Irish alt-rock quartet’s growing fame, adding airplay from Gemma Bradley at BBC Radio 1 and John Kennedy at Radio X to previous support from Jack Saunders. Ahead of the band’s US tour, which is already selling out venues in cities such as New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and Philadelphia, the band now release their new single ONLY EVER ONLY YOU and its accompanying video.

Only Ever Only You bursts into full throttle from the very beginning, with a blur of rapid-fire pop-punk melody and an instantly addictive emo-tinged hook. Both those genres allow modernlove. to express heartfelt nostalgia so well, with Barry Lally’s vocals telling a tender story of realising – just that bit too late – that the object of your desire isn’t as infatuated as you are.

The band comment that, “Only Ever Only You chronicles the breaking down of communication in a relationship. It’s about being in love when it’s too late and trying to communicate with someone who has moved on and simply isn’t there anymore. It’s probably the most sincere and direct we’ve been in a song and the music speaks to that. We’ve taken from our early inspirations and gone straight up pop punk on this track.

Only Ever Only You was written by modernlove. and produced by the band with Tom Leach (Lewis Capaldi, Years & Years) and, in line with the sonic inspiration of noughties rock, the accompanying video further showcases the boys in all their energetic angst, mindlessly working day jobs whilst dreaming of bigger things.

The pop punk stylings of Only Ever Only You continues the band’s open minded approach to genre, which has already straddled everything from infectious alt-pop to anthemic indie-rock – a blend that will appeal to fans of The 1975, Inhaler and Pale Waves. Yet whichever style modernlove. delve into, they tackle it with an ambition, an obvious accomplishment and an emotional punch that already feels arena bound.

Their passion for music comes from a pure place too. Back when they first started in their hometown of Drogheda the band wanted to play shows purely for the fun of it and had no option but to set up their own gigs. Each gig saw more like-minded young music fans in attendance until a local scene emerged, while the band’s grassroots following soon grew further afield as they began to release their own music, starting with the 2021 monochrome blue EP.

The band’s first show of this year came with a high profile set at ESNS (Eurosonic) in the Netherlands that set the tone for what will follow: a debut North American headline tour in March which includes SXSW; the headline UK tour that will follow in April; and a growing festival schedule which already includes Live at Leeds, Tramlines, Truck Festival and Victorious. Their debut headline UK tour last November sold out months in advance and with some dates already sold out for their April tour, as well as low ticket warnings across a number of other USA dates, it’s clear that their international fanbase shows no signs of stalling. Please see HERE for tickets.


Thu          06             CAMBRIDGE                            Portland Arms

Fri             07             SOUTHAMPTON                    Joiners

Sat            08             LIVERPOOL                               Shipping Forecast (SOLD OUT)

Sun          09             EDINBURGH                             Mash House

Tue           11             OXFORD                                    Bullingdon

Wed         12             NOTTINGHAM                        Rough Trade

Thu          13             CARDIFF                                     Clwb Ifor Bach (SOLD OUT)

Fri             14             LONDON                                    Lafayette

As well as Only Ever Only You, modernlove. are set to release their first ever vinyl product, the limited edition compilation album SO FAR on 24 February. The record compiles the ten tracks from their first two EPs, monochrome blue and Oh My Mind, and is available to pre-order HERE

The band also released a limited edition signed CD which also compiles both of their EPs to date.

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