Dublin, County Dublin
Formed in 2015, Ivy Nations are an indie-pop quartet from Dublin, Ireland who are setting the dance rock world on fire.
Only three singles deep, the group have been praised for their refined sound which they have established well with producer Phil Magee (Kodaline, The Script). Their debut track “The Mile Road” was released to universal plaudits and reached #3 on the HypeM Twitter chart. Second single, “You Are the Centre of Me” premiered on BitCandy in December 2015 receiving national airplay in Ireland & non-com radio in Australia and the USA.
2016 saw the band perfecting their live show with performances at Whelan’s Ones To Watch, Electric Picnic and Other Voices, a sold out headline show in Whelan’s Upstairs, and coveted support slots for acts like The Academic, Kodaline, The Strypes The Frank And Walters and The Blizzards.
Latest single “Live By Design” holds faithful to the energetic, dreamy sensibilities of the band's previous releases, but pushes forward. It’s a shade darker, the band shares, and influenced by themes in Charlie Chaplin’s “Modern Times” and Godfrey Reggio’s “Koyaanisquatsi”. Singer Joe Kiernan says of the single, “[Live By Design] deals with the pace of modern life, where live out our fantasies while existing on the outer edges. The song reflects frustration, an inability to change the inner discourses that hold us back, and a desire to remove oneself from the race.”
"Live By Design" has received playlist spots across national radio including on RTE 2FM and saw the band release their very first music video for the track. This summer, Ivy Nations head to all your usual Irish festivals including Sea Sessions, Castlepalooza, Indiependence and Electric Picnic. In addition, they will play their first headline show of the year in the Grand Social in partnership with MCD Productions on June 22nd.
Ivy Nations are:
Joe Kiernan - Vocals
Darragh Faughey - Guitars
Brian Sinnott - Guitars/Keys
Paul Donohoe - Drums
"Ivy Nations are absolutely a band to watch. This synthy-rock is exactly what you want in your life... If you can keep your foot from stamping a long with the rhythm section then you have a medically unsafe level of control over your muscles and you should get that checked out. " - JOE.ie
"A unique mix of dance, indie, and rock." - GoldenPlec
"For such a fresh band, they already seem to have found their perfect sound." - DublinConcerts.ie
"A refreshingly infectious take on the dance-rock genre... With such a vivid beginning, it's exciting to think of where the group will go from here." - The Last Mixed Tape