Following a nomination for this year’s Northern Ireland Music Prize, the BBC6Music seal of approval and support from Spotify official playlists, indie-folk band Runabay are back today with their new single ‘How Long’. It’s lifted from their recent debut album ‘Between The Lines’, and offers up shimmering folk guitars alongside yearning strings and indie-rock melodies.
“’How Long’ is a song about the grip of technology on humanity and how communication systems have built new barriers to our interaction,” explains Runabay vocalist and guitarist John McManus. “The lyrics delve into the evolution of tech, its impact on our behaviour and psyche and make the point that whilst trends come and go, it is people who will be there as the only constant in life.”
Following previous singles which earned a stream of national radio plays and gained the accolade of ‘Play Irish Artist of the Week’ twice on Today FM, the band have cemented their place at the forefront of new Irish music with their debut album and its singles. Lush soundscapes and a driving, cinematic intensity power their songs to new heights and skillfully blend earthy folk and soaring indie-rock.
UPCOMING LIVE DATES
Sat. 9 Nov. – Classic Album Revisited: Snow Patrol – Oh Yeah Music Centre, Belfast
Friday 15 Nov. – Atlantic Sessions Festival – Springhill bar, Portstewart,
Thurs. 28 Nov. – Presenting Between The Lines – Harty Room, Queens University Belfast