Formed in 2015, Ivy Nations are an indie-pop quartet from Dublin, Ireland who are setting the dance rock world on fire.
Only two singles deep, the group have been praised for their refined sound which they have established well with producer Phil Magee (Kodaline, The Script). Their debut track “The Mile Road” was released to universal plaudits and reached #3 on the HypeM Twitter chart. Second single, “You Are the Centre of Me” premiered on BitCandy in December 2015 receiving national airplay in Ireland & non-com radio in Australia and the USA.
2016 saw the band perfecting their live show with performances at Whelan’s Ones To Watch, Electric Picnic and Other Voices, a sold out headline show in Whelan’s Upstairs, and coveted support slots for acts like The Academic, Kodaline, The Strypes The Frank And Walters and The Blizzards.
New single “Live By Design” holds faithful to the energetic, dreamy sensibilities of the band’s previous releases, but pushes forward. It’s a shade darker, the band shares, and influenced by themes in Charlie Chaplin’s “Modern Times” and Godfrey Reggio’s “Koyaanisquatsi”. Singer Joe Kiernan says of the single, “[Live By Design] deals with the pace of modern life, where live out our fantasies while existing on the outer edges. The song reflects frustration, an inability to change the inner discourses that hold us back, and a desire to remove oneself from the race.”
Set for release on Reckless Records, “Live By Design” is available everywhere on April 7th.
Ivy Nations will be performing at various Irish festivals this year, to be announced very soon.