Houseplants announce album two s coming and live dates in Ireland.
Bell X1 frontman Paul Noonan and producer Daithí will release a second Houseplants album later this year, after Dry Goods debut album in 2021 and the subsequent EP Seaglass in 2022.
The first single ‘No Pushover’ is out now, along with news of some live gigs in April and May, and the single has some LCD Soundsystem-esque rhythm for sure.
Paul reflects, “The first record was made in the strangeness of deep dark lockdown, with Daithí and I pinging parts to each other from our respective caves. From this remove I can see how essential an outlet it was for my creativity, my sense of self through that time. There was no long game, we were making the thing for the instant gratification!
So to have toured the record with a great bunch of people and make it work in that way was an unexpected joy, and we want to keep doing that. This time we’ve been in the room together, Daithí and I, flinging paint and making decisions in real time…and a lot of it is informed by the live experience – what we think works and why.”
Daithí adds, “Houseplants has always been about reaching out and connecting, there’s an honesty and rawness to the lyrics, production, and visuals. I think that’s what both the band and the audience really connect to, and you see it in full force when we get to play to an audience, There’s nothing like it.”
The band have also announced some gigs:
Houseplants Spring Tour
Friday 12th April – Galway, Róisín Dubh
Friday 26th April – Dublin, Button Factory
Sat 27th April – Limerick, Dolan’s
Fri 24th May – Cork, Cyprus Avenue
Tickets go on general sale Friday 2nd February at 10am at www.houseplants.band. HousePlants mailing list subscribers can scoop tickets a day early on Thursday at 10am. Sign up to the HousePlants mailing list at http://eepurl.com/h17NQz
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