Sun Collective Release ‘Wild’ Features Lisa Hannigan & I Have a Tribe

‘Wild’ is the new single from Dublin-based group Sun Collective, featuring contributions from renowned vocalist Lisa Hannigan & Patrick O’Laoghaire of I Have a Tribe. Produced by Ross Turner (Lisa Hannigan, Villagers), recorded by Ber Quinn (John Grant, Divine Comedy), with accompanying film by award winning director / writer and VFX specialist, Kevin Cahill (VFX – Game of Thrones, Star Wars, Alice in Wonderland).

‘Wild’ is the first of three singles being released in conjunction with the their appearance on the award-winning and internationally acclaimed series, Other Voices, April  15th on RTÉ 2 television.

Frontman of the group, Caimin Gilmore, says ‘I wanted to let go of the usual songwriting patterns I utilise  when I was making ‘Wild’. In that regard, I relinquished control to Patrick O’Laoghaire (I Have a Tribe), to arrange & steer the ship through his piano arrangements. I have played Lisa’s music for a number of year’s. As is her nature, she always generously offered to work on mine. ‘Wild’ & the upcoming single, ‘New Light’, were immediate fits when I thought of her voice within the context of our music. I am so humbled & grateful that she lent her unbelievably beautiful & unique voice to the project. Like everything she does, it lifted the songs to a level beyond what I could have imagined for them. The video was a collaborative brainstorm between myself and Kev Cahill. He distorted background credits & rendered characters from out of copyright films to create the vibrant primary colours & striking characters; made them dance & animated the subject matter of the song… I have a little cameo as well.’

Upcoming singles:

  • ‘Wild’ – available on all streaming platforms from March 25th 2021
  • ‘New Light’, feat Lisa Hannigan. Bespoke artwork commission from visual artist Sophie Gough. Releasing April 6th.
  • ‘Ogham Scars’, feat Gemma Doherty (Saint Sister). Bespoke artwork from visual artist John Noel Smith & live video from Other Voices set. Releasing April 15th.

Sun Collective’s densely orchestrated chamber-folk draws on pop, folk and contemporary classical music. Led by songwriter and double bassist Caimin Gilmore, a member of Lisa Hannigan’s band & internationally acclaimed / virtuoso new music groups, Crash Ensemble & s t a r g a z e. He has performed with Damon Albarn for his project ‘The Nearer the Fountain, More Pure the Stream Flows’, Aaron Dessner (The National), Greg Saunier (Deerhoof), Zach Condon (Beirut), & recorded on numerous releases including the opening track of Leonard Cohen’s posthumous Grammy nominated album, ‘Thanks for the Dance’.

Band members include Patrick O’Laoghaire (I Have a Tribe), Kevin Corcoran (Villagers), Dominic Mullan (Mary Coughlan) and Oisín Walsh Peelo (O Deer). 

They made their Australian debut at the Woodford Folk Festival in January 2019, followed by a 6 date Australian tour. In February ‘19, they performed alongside I Have a Tribe on an intimate Homebeat tour throughout Ireland. In 2018, they performed and collaborated at the P-E-O-P-L-E Festival, alongside Stargaze, Lisa Hannigan, Big Red Machine, Adam Cohen, Greg Saunier of Deerhoof and Beirut. 

The band released ‘MOVE \\ R E  M    O    V   E’  EP in August ’20 (Stream here). Featuring contributions from contemporary classical composers, Nick Roth, Sam Perkin, and David Six, with specifically commissioned visuals/videos from Myles O’Reilly for ‘Swallow’ and it’s lead track, ‘Roots’, which was placed on Spotify’s ‘Stress Buster’ playlist and now has 155K streams on Spotify. The release was met with broad critical acclaim.

They released their critically acclaimed self-titled debut album in 2017. (Stream HERE)

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