One of the Irish albums we're most looking forward to is the debut by Soda Blonde.
The Dublin four-piece, who were previously members of Little Green Cars, will release 'Small Talk' on July 9th and the singles released from it to date - including 'Terrible Hands' and 'Small Talk' - have all proved very promising indeed.
Today, the band release another new track in the lead-up to the album. 'Holy Roses' is a moodier, more considered affair that frontwoman and songwriter Faye O'Rourke described as 'one of the most important tracks on the album.'
"So many of us use rejection as fuel to justify stagnancy or living in the past. Holy Roses provides me with some closure and I feel it’s one of the most important tracks on the album," she said. "I am directly addressing the people in my past who have hurt me in this song. The Rose is symbolic of war and the fleetingness of life and death. It also represents the fall of Christianity, whichI compare not only to our country’s dying Catholic status but to the oppression I felt throughout my own personal and worklife. Holy Roses is the moment of reckoning for me, in all respects. I’m letting go of the people who have hurt me and my oldway of living."
Hear it below: