Blink-182 have released their first track sans Tom DeLonge. They’ve retained all of the pop punk charm but with Mark Hoppus taking the lead with additional vocals from Matt Skiba, think +44 mixed with Alkaline Trio! The single is the first from their forthcoming album ‘California’ due out on July 1st. Check it out above.
Harbouring Oceans are a new 5 piece alt-pop band from Kilkenny. Their members (Dan Pearson, brothers Geoff & Benedict Warner-Clayton, Ken Farrell & Thomas Donoghue) are no strangers to the Irish music scene, having cut their teeth in various bands including The Cold Draw and Chemical Addiction.
Harbouring Oceans first single, ‘ENSO’ is a distinct departure from these roots. It’s an uplifting, harmony driven journey that squeezes an awful lot into it’s 4 minute timeline.
You get the sense that this is a band ready to deliver the goods right out of the gate. The arrangement of the various instruments blend effortlessly into a beautiful soundscape.
The band have almost completed their first Irish tour which was wide ranging and ambitious, 9 shows spread over 6 counties. Their final show is this Thursday in Dublin’s Button Factory, with support from the incredible Vernon Jane, We Were Giants and Farah Elle. Tickets are €10 and are available from Eventbrite.