Cardinals New Single ‘Nineteen’ Charges To The Finish Line

A sub two minute blast of guitar energy...

Irish risers Cardinals have shared new single ‘Nineteen’.

The band will release their debut EP on June 7th, released via tastemaker imprint So Young Records. Fusing torn and tattered indie rock with folk aspects, a string of intriguing singles have stamped out a deeply individual sound.

New track ‘Nineteen’ stems from their days writing and rehearsing in Cork City, experiences that fuse together the EP as a whole. Less than two minutes of music, it’s a succinct, blunt, endlessly engaging piece of music that presents a puzzle waiting to be solved.

Staunch in its individuality, ‘Nineteen’ has a secret debt to Buddy Holly – in truth, however, it sounds like a band being utterly true to themselves.

Euan Manning had the following to say about its themes:

Nineteen’ came from a desire to write a song that was shorter than two minutes, I had been listening to lots of Buddy Holly and he’s got some great short songs. It was written very quickly in a practice session but was about four minutes originally so we whittled it down to the one minutes and 53 seconds you hear now. The lyrics were the first thing that came to mind, usually I’d go home and do re-writes but these were simple somehow, I liked them enough to keep them as they were.

Tune in now.

Photo Credit: Ali Quinlan

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