Sisters/multi-instrumentalists Méabh & Mella Carron formed their namesake band as a healing project during a period of hospital treatment in 2015. Alongside guitarist, violinist, and co-writer Darragh McGrath, the trio write to heal, with themes of nature, recovery, love, and family a recurrence throughout their catalogue.
With a genre-bending Celtic Pop style centred around close vocal harmony and organic ambiance, the band have been likened to Florence/Fleetwood Mac/First Aid Kit, with a celtic twist akin to The Cranberries/Clannad, earning them extensive national radio airplay. CARRON’s latest releases target a more contemporary pop sound while retaining elements of their musical roots, incorporating glossy soundscapes, deep string instrumentation and tribal drum rhythms to reflect their Irish heritage.
Tipped early on as ‘Ones To Watch’ by Jim Carroll after their first Soundcloud release in 2015, the trio quickly gathered momentum in the lead up to their iTunes charts no.1 EP ‘Roots’ in 2016 (produced by prolific Irish composer Denis Kilty) scooping Pure M Magazine’s ‘EP of the Year’ award and fuelling their successful debut nationwide ‘Prison Robes’ tour. 2017 saw the release of their energetic clap-back anthem ‘Battle Lines’ (Gavin Glass, Michael Heffernan), honing their performance craft at live events and festivals nationwide and abroad. In 2018 CARRON “went electric” with the release of the cathartic ‘Even Sad Birds Sing’, followed shortly by ‘Numb’, a heavier full-band ode to their first composition.
Throughout the pandemic the band set up a home studio and returned to writing their first album, but maintained a busy release calendar through a series of live video releases and remix collaborations with renowned Irish electronic producers Kobina, Chris Ledwidge and Richey McCourt, the latter of whom with they have since record their latest three singles ‘She’s Fire’, ‘Lights Up’ and ‘Right Time’, generating over 1M radio impressions to date.