The Dublin-based art pop duo of Aoife McCann and Ellie McMahon aka Æ MAK have demonstrated an interest in exploring performance, visual and dance to augment their bright music style.

For their new single ‘I Walk’, Æ MAK sound at their most creative on a song about “self-belief and determination,” and the duo worked with photographer Ellius Grace and set designer Ciara O’Donovan to create the cover photo for the single and a video to come.

‘I Walk’ is about feeling alone as we walk our own path in life towards our hopes and dreams, battling between individuality and conformity. The picture presents a group of women displayed as ornaments, placed decoratively in a set. From the onset they appear similar in a white uniform wearing blue masks but their uniformity highlights their differences. They may find comfort in unity but their strength lies within their individuality.

Æ MAK will play an Irish tour including dates at The Chestnut, Birr (22 April); The Sugar Club, Dublin (27 April); The Mac, Belfast (13 May); and Róisin Dubh, Galway (24 May).

Lumo Club DJs and Laoise join them at Dublin’s Sugar Club on April 27th.

Aoife and Ellie have also collaborated with some of Dublin’s top young designers to create visuals for the shows.

Their debut show in the UK happens at Liverpool Sound City festival on 27 May.