NEW SINGLE “ORANGE NIGHTS” from the new album, Malin Head
Orange Nights is a rarity for Ardentjohn – a summery breeze of a song that you could even say sounds (mostly) happy. It’s the song that brought the band together many moons ago, then pulled them back together for their latest album, Malin Head. And it carries a shot of optimism that will help you into summer.
Americana UK “one of the standout tracks, up-tempo guitar, very radio-friendly. ‘The sunshine man is here’ unquestionably sums up the flavour of the song”
Backseat Mafia “Orange Nights is as bright as a sunny day, with lyrics saying “life can’t get any better than this” and a shimmering and soaring climax”
Piccadilly Records “a wealth of handy guitar work and pitchperfect production”
Independent Music Reviews “brings the listener to bear on a rolling wave of sound surfing over rich moody rhythm. Add in some folksy-pop vocal, and sit back with a glass of Berliner Weisse, to make his listening moment a success”
ABOUT THE ALBUM ‘MALIN HEAD’
Malin Head arrives after a particularly significant period in the band’s own lives, exposing them to the many soaring highs and searing lows of adult life. The album’s eleven tracks are a wonderful representation of their maturing sound.
Heart-wrenchingly melancholic, yet poignant and uplifting too, the album explores the intimate process of life and death, resulting in a listen that connects with your inner-most emotions, hopes and dreams.
The album is symbiotic with its real-life counterpart, Malin Head Point in Donegal, where many a heart-breaking farewell was made to loved ones before people sailed off to the promised new world, full of hope & optimism but in the knowledge they were leaving the homeland behind, often forever.
The album has been received very favourably, with airplay on Steve Lamacq’s BBC 6 Music Recommends show, Radcliffe and Maconie’s BBC 6 Music show and Jim Gellatly’s Amazing Radio show in the UK plus the Fiancha Ó Braionáin show on RTE1 and the Paul McLoone show on Today FM in Ireland. It has also featured in three independent Scottish album of the year lists for 2019.
Rock N Reel Magazine “rippling in tides caught up in the silver splinter of stars”
17 Seconds “Your next dose of magnificent Scottish melancholia. ****”
Piccadilly Records “a beautiful work, and one that deserves your attention, no matter your musical leanings”
Postcards from the Underground “Ardentjohn expose a very intimate side to songwriting with an emotional nature
to the songs and tender arrangements that manoeuvre their way into your consciousness”
Backseat Mafia “the perfect summer mix of sunshine and showers on their poignant new album”
HMV “It’s a brilliant album. Constantly on our playlist. Come in and check it out!”
FOR FANS OF: DOVES, ELBOW, VILLAGERS, MIDLAKE, KING CREOSOTE, JON HOPKINS, BON IVER, THE CORAL, SUFJAN STEVANS