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Pearse McGloughlin and Nocturnes Release Their New Single ‘Serpents’ On November 13th

Serpents Launch Gig – Nocturnes + Hilary Woods NOVEMBER 13th at The Workman’s Club Dublin

‘Serpents’ is the third single from Nocturnes’ critically acclaimed album ‘The Soft Animal’. Serpents speaks to dark states of mind that can surround us as we make our way through life. It echoes loneliness, solitude and introspection but questions the darkness, calling it out; is it real, or imagined?

The video for Serpents was shot on location in Strandhill, Edenbaun and Knocknarea, Co. Sligo by Myles O’Reilly (Arbutus Yarns).

Myles O’Reilly on the piece:

‘We had a very simple idea…Pearse was to pick up a stone and climb the height of Knocknarea mountain and place the stone on the ancient cairn of queen Maeve. It wasn’t until we began rolling that the epic terra firma that is Sligo began to make the video for us. We did little and Sligo did it all. I’m proud that such an atmospheric piece found a perfect home in the sea, wind and hills of Pearse hometown.”….. Myles O’Reilly

‘Serpents’ can be viewed now at

Nocturnes will be joined by special guest Hilary Woods who released her atmospheric Heartbox EP this year to critical acclaim.

Doors: 8:00
Admission: €10
Special Guest: Hilary Woods

Tickets are available now from:

Get ‘The Soft Animal’ (full album) now from:

Google Play Music
Bluestack Records
Bluestack Records Bandcamp

The Soft Animal has featured on BBC Radio Ulster, RTÉ, Today FM as well as on Jason Kramer’s show on KCRW.

“our favourite Irish record of the year” – RTÉ Culture

“subtle elements of the fantastical” – The Irish Times

“flits between folk, ambient, orchestral and singer-songwriter styles, underscoring an inquisitiveness and search for something greater within” – Nialler9

“Release of The Week” – The Irish Times Culture
“an oceanic ode that borders on the hymnal in its sublime, altogether delicate delivery” – The Thin Air

“beautiful harmonies” – BBC Radio Ulster Across the Line

“a rewarding listen, ‘The Soft Animal’ is a true album ” – The Last Mixtape

“Album of The Week” – Dan Hegarty, RTÉ 2FM

You can follow Nocturnes through their  Website, Facebook, Twitter and Bandcamp


Nocturnes Release Their New Video For ‘Whale Song’ Off Their Album The Soft Animal

The new video for ‘Whale Song’ from Irish group Nocturnes’ album ‘The Soft Animal’ is out now, directed by Kevin McGloughlin.

You can listen to or purchase Whale Song (Single) on Spotify, iTunes, BandCamp and CD Baby

Live Dates

Nocturnes play the following October dates to mark the release.

October 8, Tengu as part of HWCH, Dublin
October 15, Beneath The Air, The Model, Sligo
October 29, Sligo Live, Sligo

Critical Reception

Whale Song comes from the album ‘The Soft Animal’ which has been released earlier this year. Nocturnes have featured on RTE Radio, Today FM, BBC NI and on Jason Kramer’s show on KCRW.
‘subtle elements of the fantastical’ – The Irish Times
‘flits between folk, ambient, orchestral and singer-songwriter styles, underscoring an inquisitiveness and search for something greater within’… Nialler9
‘Release of The Week’ ….. The Irish Times Culture
‘beautiful harmonies’ – BBC Radio Ulster, Across the Line
“a rewarding listen, ‘The Soft Animal’ is a true album” – The Last Mixtape
‘Album of The Week’ – Dan Hegarty, 2FM

You can follow Nocturnes through their Website and Twitter

Whale Song – Nocturnes from Kevin McGloughlin on Vimeo.

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