Walking On Cars-The Hottest Irish Indie Pop Rock Band This Year

Members: Patrick Sheehy,
Sorcha Durham,
Paul Flannery,
Evan Hadnett,
Dan Devane
Genre: Indie Pop Rock
Home Town: Dingle

Let me tell you how I chanced upon Walking on Cars. I am talking about the hottest indie pop rock band to come out of the Emerald Isle. I was browsing through YouTube for “fresh awesome bands” and their name came up. I remember it was Two Stones that caught my attention. It was one of the biggest hits in the UK when it was release and it is still massive. Currently it has more than one million views since its release two years ago. With their US tour on the way, I know that the band will gather more fans.12190961_1039796956040840_1991186454690506930_n.jpg

Their music stands between the delicate melodies-typical of bands using the piano/keyboards as a dominant instrument-and the big arena sound soaked in energy and sheer talent. This is due to supernova aura of lead vocalist Patrick Sheehy. His tall build and intense gaze can draw you to the music like a druid harnessing the force of nature to enchant you. You add talented and equally charismatic band members you got an insanely beautiful musical treat.

The band are Sheehy, Sorcha Durham, Paul Flannery, Evan Hadnett and Dan Devane. They emerged from the windswept Dingle, Country Kerry. Actually most of their music videos were shot on that location. Whoever is in charged of their music videos deserve a praise as the scenes really give justice to their songs. Their album is called Everything This Way released this year. It has twelve songs and many of the songs in this album have potential mainstream appeal. And I mean top -of -the -charts kind of hit potential.

The new single is Speeding Cars. Now if you haven’t yet, you better check out the music video as it is fucking amazing! It is the most haunting thing to come out this year and another kudos to the creative team for giving us something fascinating.

12540610_1076411879046014_5642465984581589876_n.jpgGuess what, Everything This Way can be addicting and I’ve been listening to it everyday when I go out on my morning exercise. Like I said about the song Two Stones-The Alleluia works on this one!

 

RAKANS – #FreeThePersona – Teaser Video

A true artist is someone who is fearless. How many of us can attain that state where we have no fear in freeing our persona? Rakan Solomon walks in this perilous road between controversy and craft as part of his self-expression. As a big fan of avant garde singer/songwriters, he carved his own musical path a few years ago. Then he disappeared from social media. All the while he was cultivating what is now called #FreeThePersona. Watch the video below:

I think what draws me to his art is his unapologetic self-expression. We live in a world where people are divided by cultural and racial tensions. This is an era of change. Nothing escapes social media and it is both something of a blessing and a curse-which fuels the anger of those who try to hold on to bigotry brought about by religious tradition.

“If used wisely, conflicts can set you free.” This is the statement that accompanies the teaser video. Perhaps that is true. It’s like when you have lived long enough under the shadow of politeness and habit that confronting the powers that be is hard. And then something happens. And you speak your mind out. You do something. You start a revolution….

RAKANS – #FreeThePersona – Teaser Video

If used wisely, conflicts can set you free.

Directed by: Mohamed Moe Sabbah

Concept by: RAKANS and Mohamed Moe Sabbah

Styled by: Ramy Saad

Special thanks:

Elie Sawaya

Gigi Hourany

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Music: LÜJAH, from the upcoming album LÜJAH

Produced and composed by: RAKANS

Musical post-production: Zeid Hamdan, Marc Codsi, LU Studio

Video available on YouTube: http://youtu.be/Lqrk9hOvBws