Debut Album: “A Kind Of Dreaming”
Release Date: 9 February 2024
Pre-order album: https://drivensnowmusic.bandcamp.com/album/a-kind-of-dreaming
“A Kind Of Dreaming”, (Driven Snow Music / FIFA Records) the band’s debut album will be released on 9 February 2024 and is available to order now from: https://drivensnowmusic.bandcamp.com/album/a-kind-of-dreaming
It will be available in limited edition physical formats and digitally, as follows:
- LP: A limited edition of 250 copies pressed on Sea Blue coloured heavyweight vinyl in 300gsm Matt Artboard cover with a 150gsm Matt Artboard insert.
*Plus a band-made colouring book with illustrations based on the the album and its songs
*Also: download code and 3 songs made available instantly on purchase.
- CD: A limited edition of 250 copies packaged in a Digifile Wallet
The band, the songs and, ultimately, the album began slowly and tentatively, Kieran explains:
“Songs were mostly written at night in our back room in the depths of the lockdown while the kids were fast asleep. We started to record whatever songs we sang to them at night, staying up recording little demos of pop songs on a 4-track. One night, just for fun, we wrote an original song and over the months we built up a handful that we liked.”
“As soon as there was an opportunity, we headed up with the family (and the grandparents) to our friend Tommy McLaughlin’s Attica Studios in Donegal to record a couple of songs, just for ourselves. Excited by the results and the reactions of friends we wrote more, and made more trips until suddenly we had a collection of songs that told a story of who we are, what we care about and how we were developing as a family. And the process (writing quietly in the shadows of a back room at night) felt like a kind of dreaming…”
Meanwhile from early 2022 Kieran and Emily (whose musical careers grew, respectively in Delorentos and Republic Of Loose) had begun to make their songs available as they were recorded. “Trying”, "Sunlight” and “Flickers Of You” led the way offering gentle, poignant melodies and instrumentation, bolstered with electronic swathes wrapped up in lyrical tales that told their story and the stories of the people who surrounded them. 2023 brought two more releases and their first tentative live shows.
Which brings us to the here and now. Driven Snow’s debut album of dreamy pop and the announcement of the first dates of their album tour.
“It’s so exciting to see the songs we’ve been working away on grow into a full album – and then be able to release them in a physical form. We just can’t wait for people to hear it now!”