In The Willows
Waterford, County Waterford
Formed in late 2011 as an acoustic trio, Waterford band In The Willows have since grown to a six piece folk band that has established themselves as one of the best upcoming bands in the country. In The Willows have this year released their debut EP 'Vantage Point' as a precursor to their debut album 'Before Everybody Disappears' set to be released in September.
Two singles from the album, 'Rowing Boats' and 'Sirens' have already been released receiving national airplay and their accompanying videos whetting the appetite of the bands growing audience. The EP and album were recorded under the watchful eye of Martin Murray in Ashville Studios. The sound created by In The Willows, sees the group blurring the lines between folk, alternative, pop and rock to create their own heart warming and aurally fulfilling sound.
During the recording and producing of everything involved with the new single, In The Willows undertook a 'Fund:it' campaign where they managed to raise in excess of their €2,000 target, proceeds of which will go towards the costs of producing the album. The band finished a string of nationwide shows last year on the 'Rowing Boats Tour' including sold out shows in Whelans (Dublin), Garter Lane (Waterford) and a whole host of venues nationwide. Sirens, which featured on the EP, quickly became a crowd favourite and showed itself as a strong contender to become the bands last single. After this tour they retired away to set about recording the album having honed their song craft through the series of live performances.
Both singles will feature on the up coming debut album, 'Before Everybody Disappears', which is set for release in September and will be accompanied by another run of shows. All the bands back catalogue which will include the new release can be found on iTunes, Bandcamp, YouTube and are also contactable on Facebook at www.facebook.com/inthewillows. Be sure to check out this group if you get the chance as they will certainly leave you wanting much, much more.