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IndomitableIrish indie-folk four-piece Raglans have undergone a meteoric rise inpopularity since the release of their debut album ‘RAGLANS’ with sell out showsacross the continent and touring as support for Haim, The Strypes, The FrayEuropean Tour and The Libertines reunion at Hyde Park.
Hailingfrom Dublin, Raglans return to the road with dates just announced at Holland'sprestigious Eurosonic Festival. The band will continue the promotion of theirrecord in Australia at the country’s major Soundwave festivals in Februarybefore coming back to the UK for their second headline tour in March 2015. Thedates coincide with the UK release off their new single ‘Natives’ taken from'Raglans' and recently heard in the motion picture 'Gold' starring Maisie Williams(Game of Thrones) and James Nesbitt (Bloody Sunday, The Hobbit). Natives wasproduced by Kirean Lynch (U2) and Rob Kirwin (Hozier)
Multi-instrumentalistand lead vocalist Stephen Kelly jokes about the band's conception, pinchingRhos Horan (bass, backing vocals) from his old band at a music festival andsetting off to the capital to meet Conn O'Ruanaidh (drums, backing vocals) andmost recent addition Dan O’Shaughnessy (lead guitar, backing vocals) to beginrehearsing, touring Ireland and putting the name out there. “We recorded a demoof our first song'Down,' and that was that, we were Raglans.”
Thename? “It came from a famous Patrick Kavanagh poem 'On Raglan Road'. Any schoolstudent from Ireland would be able to tell you about that poem, so I guess itstems from being Irish, remembering our roots and how we started out.
Raglansreleased their self titled album to critical acclaim and it debuted at no.5 inthe Irish Album Charts and as an LP, encompasses the grouped vocals of TheLumineers, the multi-instrumentalist efforts of Of Monsters And Men, whilsthighlighting the substantial post-punk camaraderie circa The Libertines.
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