NEW SINGLE : Ireland’s modernlove. have released their new single, Plans, ahead of their headline world tour throughout October and November.





Ireland’s future arena stars modernlove. are on a roll, their recent single Shades Of Blue taking them back to BBC Radio 1 with support from Sian Eleri as well as earning their first major airplay in the US courtesy of alternative station KTCL. Now preparing to embark upon a world headline tour that takes them from the UK to Europe and North America, the quartet have now shared their new single PLANS.

A full-throttle attack of fiery loud / quiet / loud dynamics, PLANS fires out big rhythms and even bigger riffs with a Gen Z spin on the classic grunge sound. An instant highlight of the band’s ever-growing catalogue, the single adds another stylistic bow to the band’s array of sounds which maintains their identity while spanning alt-pop, indie and pop-punk. It’s been a source of intrigue for fans, who nicknamed the track “the Nirvana tune” after hearing brief teasers. PLANS was written by the band and co-produced with Tom Leach (Years and Years).

Speaking about the single, vocalist and guitarist Barry Lally says, “Plans is a song that deals with just that. It’s about the plans we make, both big and small, and follows how making a plan for the weekend, for example, and proposing a date can develop into lifelong goals and aspirations. How certain, seemingly insignificant and trivial things are sometimes connected and lead to the more profound moments and matters in our lives. After all, most of the really important relationships in a person’s life will begin with a, ‘Hey, wanna grab a drink or coffee?’

It’s finding the beauty and poetry in the mundane and every day that we’ve been exploring a lot as a band recently. There is a sense of joy and hope in looking to the future like that and, sonically, the composition of the song definitely falls in line. It hits hard and has an uplifting air of optimism and fun about it. This sense of fun and play informed the lyrical direction as well, which took on an absurd humour at times. We took inspiration from Pixies, Beck, Blur and Nirvana.”

The accompanying video for the track bursts with unrestrained energy. The band invited members of their fan club for an impromptu garden party, resulting in moshing, singalongs and paddling pool chaos, all while hearing PLANS for the very first time.

PLANS is sure to be a highlight during the band’s forthcoming world headline tour, which includes their biggest London show to date at Scala. The band excel in the live arena, having entirely sold out their previous two UK tours and hit this year’s festival circuit with sets at Bumbershoot, Latitude, Live at Leeds, Neighbourhood Weekender, SXSW, Tramlines and Truck. They even had the honour of performing for the Irish President Michael D Higgins. Their support shows also show the breadth of their appeal, having performed with The Vamps, EverythingEverything, Nation of Language and We Are Scientists.

Remaining tickets for their headline tour are available HERE.



Thu        19          GLASGOW                         King Tuts

Fri          20          LEEDS                                 The Wardrobe

Sat         21          MANCHESTER                   The Deaf Institute (SOLD OUT)

Mon      23          BIRMINGHAM                   Hare & Hounds (LOW TICKETS)

Wed       25          LONDON                            Scala

Thu        26          BRIGHTON                         Komedia Studio (LOW TICKETS)

Fri          27          BRISTOL                              Exchange (SOLD OUT)

Mon      23          AMSTERDAM                     Paradiso (LOW TICKETS)




Wed       01          HAMBURG                         Nochtwache

Thu        02          BERLIN                                Badehaus

Sat         04          COLOGNE                           Yard Club (LOW TICKETS)

Mon      06          PARIS                                  Supersonic

Wed       08          CHICAGO                           Lincoln Hall

Thu        09          NEW YORK                         Music Hall of Williamsburg

Fri          10          WASHINGTON                   The Atlantis

Sat         11          BOSTON                             Middle East Upstairs

Sun        12          PHILDELPHIA                     Foundry

Wed       15          AUSTIN                               Parish

Fri          17          LOS ANGELES                     Teragram Ballroom

Sat         18          SAN FRANCISCO                Café Du Nord

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