Today’s new music spotlight is on Somebody’s Child
Location: Dublin, Ireland
Line-up: Cian Godfrey (Lead Vocals/Guitar/Synth), Patrick Keegan (Lead Guitar), Shea Tohill (Rhythm Guitar), Jessie Ronan (Bass), Dan Kearns (Drums)
About: In just nine months as an act, he’s gathered quite the collection of accolades. His debut Make You Alright and follow up single Toes saw national Irish radio play across a multitude of stations garnering a total of 7.3 million listener impacts, with his follow up single Distance landing over 5 million listener impacts as well as Song of the Week on Irish radio station, RTE 2fm. Further afield, all three tracks have gained momentum at BBC Introducing, as well as Make You Alright picking up traction on Radio X, which led to Somebody’s Child respectively playing the BBC Introducing stage at Reading and Leeds Festivals, and John Kennedy’s Radio X Summer Party this summer.
He’s also made a considerable impression online, with flattering reviews from such tastemaking blogs as Clash, EARMILK, Atwood Magazine and many others, reaching No. 1 on Hype Machine chart, landing numerous Tracks of the Day, and earning placements on the coveted Spotify editorial playlists ‘Hot New Bands’ and ‘A Breath of Fresh Eire’.
What Hidden Herd say: In the wake of Foals’ latest double-album momentum, audiences are screaming out for bands that can command and hold the same level of attention – and many have failed. Enter Somebody’s Child, who on ‘Jungle’ have created an atmospheric soundscape worthy of festival headlines the world over.
For fans of: Foals, Arctic Monkeys
10 Oct – The Spirit Store Dundalk, Ireland*
11 Oct – INEC Gleneagle Hotel Co. Kerry, Ireland*
12 Oct – Set Theatre Kilkenny, Ireland*
25 Oct – Wexford Spiegeltent Festival, Wexford, Ireland*
26 Oct – Sligo Live, Sligo, Ireland*
13 Nov – The Old Blue Last, London @ The Great Escape Festival First Fifty w/ Oscar Lang, Molly Payton & Amber Van Day [tickets]
Latest track: ‘Jungle’