Sisters and multi-instrumentalists Méabh & Mella Carron formed their namesake band CARRON as a healing project during a period of extensive hospital treatment. They released their number 1 charting EP ‘Roots’ to rave reviews (Pure M, TLMT, Hot Press), along with follow-up singles ‘Prison Robes,’ ‘Battle Lines’, ‘Even Sad Birds Sing’ and ‘Numb’ which received extensive Irish airplay across 2FM, 98FM, 2XM, Dublin City FM, KCLR, Northern Sound and more. Starting out, CARRON, were pinned by Jim Carroll of The Irish Times as ‘ones to watch’ and have since performed sold out shows at music venues all over Ireland including Whelans, The Grand Social, Monroes, Dolans, The Sugar Club. Their most significant festival appearance was performing the Salty Dog stage at Electric Picnic last year.
Their new single ‘She’s Fire’ is a reworking of track 3 on their EP ‘Roots’, and was remixed by Richey McCourt. The song describes a pivotal point in the sisters’ adolescent lives.
“We’ve always been really close but this track is about a time when things were really rocky. I think going through this rough patch brought us even closer and has played a role in the music we write together.” – Méabh, vocals + violinist.
“We love what Richey has done with this track. It’s given the song a new lease of life. It’s a reminder to us to try to stay positive during difficult times.” – Mella, vocals + piano
In their music and song-writing which they create along with best friend and guitarist Darragh McGrath, they aim to create a sense of one united female voice that is amplified by the strength of their sibling bond, to blend impeccable harmonies through shared blood, and to subtly nod toward their Irish heritage and backgrounds in musical theatre whilst maintaining a contemporary and powerful sound.
With new music collaborations in production from their home during uncertain times, you can expect to hear some more quirky tunes from CARRON this summer!