Crazy busy week just past with the release of the first single from the forthcoming second Carried By Waves album. The track is called ‘The Sea Between’ and is available for Free (or name your price) at Bandcamp http://carriedbywaves.bandcamp.com/ and Soundcloud (also free!). Also, great weekend playing ‘Hard Working Class Heroes’ in Dublin… Mr. Paul Carolan who joined for the first time on drums played a stormer! Thanks to all who came along and thanks so much to HWCH for having us! Once again it was a blast! : ) …
Thanks to all who came to see our show at “Vantastival 2013″. It was the first ‘Carried By Waves’ show with a band and we had a blast. Thanks for dancing your socks off and hope to see you again soon! Also thanks to all the festival crew, you were a pleasure to work with : )
A snap from the recent Foxglove recording sessions for the upcoming debut album.
Carried By Waves has been busy over the last few months working on Album Number 2, but is coming to Dublin this Sunday (10th) to perform one of the few live gigs before its release.
Free in and drinks promotions on the night – Hope to see you there :)
Hotpress listed Carried By Waves as Hot for 2013
Debut album ‘Softly Held Together’ was listed as Number 4 in the Top 100 Albums of 2012 by 2FM.
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So this track “Shields Of Fire” by the very talented songwriter ‘Foxglove’ marks Carried By Waves’ first official production venture for another artist. It’s the first release from the upcoming Foxglove debut album which we are working hard on at the mo! Simultaneously work on the 2nd ‘Carried By Waves’ album is progressing steadily : )
TONIGHT!! – Fri 25th Jan
TRISKEL TDC, Cork @ 20.00pm
Link To Event HERE
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So 2012 was a nice year in the ‘Carried By Waves’ camp.
Signed contracts with New York based music licensing company Muse IQ and Vienna based record label ‘Audio Kult‘. And most recently the “Swear I’m Not Paul” music blog listed “Softly Held Together” at number 5 in their “Best Albums Of 2012″ list. Thanks for that! : ) Was also chuffed that the album made its way on to various international blogs’ recommended downloads lists – including Knox Road (NYC), Off The Radar (Miami) Music Under Fire (Philadelphia), Faronheit (Chicago), The Vinyl District (U.S.A. Nationwide) Sound Of Confusion (U.K.) Sounds XP (U.k.). In addition 2fm’s Dan Hegarty was kind enough to refer to it as “one of the finest debuts of 2012″ and feature it as his “album of the week” shortly after its release.
Thanks to Soundcloud for selecting Carried By Waves as ‘Soundclouder Of The Day”! Also thanks to “Hot Press” and “Heinekenmusic.ie” for listing ‘Carried By Waves” in their “ones to watch in 2012″ list at the start of the year. Thanks to MRU Blog for nominating Carried By Waves in both the “Best “Electonica/Alt” and “Best Album” categories for their first annual awards.
Thanks to filmmaker “Angel Mike” from Peru for making the pretty video (see below) for my track “Lights/Climbing Trees” and thanks to “Big Sky” resort in Montana for using my track “Growing Up Together” in their promotional video (http://vimeo.com/54339079). Thanks to HWCH for inviting me to play their lovely festival for a second consecutive year.
Was also very fortunate this year to share the stage with some lovely and talented acts such as RSAG, Little Xs, We Arrive Alive, Sleep Thieves, Sad Soul Circus, Reid, Replete, Kiani, Come On Live, and many more … You guys are great! : ) …
Thanks to the following for the kind words and support of my music “We Are Noise”, The Point Of Everything, The Needle Hits The Groove, The Metaphorical Boat. Rebel Revolutions, Spirit Store and everyone else who reviewed, featured or downloaded the album.
Finally, very special thanks to my manager Laura for all her hard work for the cause, to Foxglove for beautiful Vocals, to Brid O’Donovan for her pretty cover artwork and slick photography, to Maz Cotter for everything! ; ), to Karen O’Doherty for her lovely Violin textures, and to iProv for all his advise, help, tips and support……
Big big Happy Christmas to all you guys and a happy new year!! : )