All Tvvins’ return with their recent single ‘Hell of a Party’ signalled that the duo are stepping up a gear as the release of their second album ‘Just To Exist’ approaches. The track was picked as 2FM’s Tune of the Day, supported by John Kennedy at Radio X, and added to key playlists at Spotify (New Music Friday), Apple Music (Best of the Week) and Deezer (Brand New UK).
Their evolution has continued with a fresh and fluid way of sharing their creativity when the moment takes them. First they dropped a skeletal acoustic take on ‘Hell of a Party’ and then they releasing the forthcoming album track ‘Warm Crush’ – with no plan in mind beyond the joy of sharing new music.
Now All Tvvins again push the boundaries of their sound with the release of their new track ‘Infinite Swim’. It’s a heady cocktail of taut, muscular funk which touches upon both TV on the Radio and Chic with a searing, Prince-style solo and a typically anthemic All Tvvins hook. As with the rest of the ‘Just To Exist’ album, ‘Infinite Swim’ was produced by their friend and collaborator James Vincent McMorrow.
“There’s a definite salute to Talking Heads as well,” says Lar Kaye. “It just felt right.”
“I was delighted that my falsetto was strong,” adds Conor Adams, whose dedication to maximising the potential of his voice was richly rewarded. “I normally only use it for backing vocals where it’s buried, so it was nice to get it upfront and centre in the chorus.”
The album title ‘Just To Exist’ comes from a line in ‘Infinite Swim’. The album process was kickstarted by an invitation from McMorrow to work on a new track. The trio created ‘Hell of a Party’ over the course of a two-day session and that set them firmly on track. They spent January and February of this year recording the album, with the work ethic of producer, co-writer and effective third member McMorrow vital to their resurgence. They’d rediscovered the pure joy of making music and were rewarded with their best material yet.
The result is a collection which Adams describes as “a snapshot of where we were, what we were going through and where we hope to go next.” The title, adds Kaye, represents “an acceptance of what we had to go through” to make All Tvvins 2.0 not only exist, but to once again thrive. Adversity, it seems, is a potent inspiration.
In addition to the new single, All Tvvins have also just announced a live date in the National Stadium Dublin on Saturday 13th April 2019 with special guest Sorcha Richardson.
All Tvvins enjoyed a phenomenal start to their career. Their debut album ‘IIVV’ shot into the Irish charts at #2, earned a Choice Music Prize nomination for Irish Album of the Year and smashed the 15 million streams landmark. Meanwhile, gigs in the UK and Ireland included a life-affirming sold-out show at Dublin’s historic Olympia Theatre as well as a tour as guests to Metric. Now their momentum is rising with their forthcoming second album. Expect more news from All Tvvins soon.