Doppler are set to release their 4th single "About You" on Tuesday 4th April 2023.
"Smart as heck pop that will lodge in your head and refuse to leave" Tony Clayton Lea - The Irish Times
“ Love, love....love their sound, their beautiful fiddle arrangements and there’s something very plaintive about the vocals. Just a really really strong sound” - John Creedon RTÉ Radio 1
"Great vocals and beautiful harmonies" - Christy Moore
"The likes of Simon and Garfunkel are the musical touchstones of the outfit; their harmonies are beautifully measured, making for a mesmerising listen" - Hot Press
" Most stuff doesn't hold my attention for longer than 30 seconds but this band stuck with me" Horace Panter - The Specials'
Dopplers winter single “ Wait A Long Time For You” was on heavy rotation on Irish radio and made the RTÉ Radio 1’s Recommend List for several weeks and was consistently in the Top 5 of the Monthly Airplay chart throughout November & December. John Creedon played the track on his show 2 nights in a row and compared their sound to that of The Waterboys. Coincidentally Doppler played a sold out Ballina Arts Centre alongside The Waterboys legendary fiddle player Steve Wickham in recent months as well as playing support for Alabama 3’s Irish tour. International dates and festival slots for 2023 are on the horizon for the 6 piece Alt-Irish Folk act. Doppler’s previous release “It’s Your Fault Too” spent last summer receiving massive airplay across all major Irish radio stations ( RTÉ Radio 1, Today FM, 2FM to name a few) as well as being featured on Hot Press, RTÉ Culture, RTÉ Entertainment, JOE.ie, Irish Times & several print publications and music blogs here and internationally.
After Hot Press premiered Doppler's debut single " A Memory" the video sparked a "phenomenal reaction" according to HP's A&R Dept main man Stuart Clark. The Specials guitarist Horace Panter also struck an unlikely connection with Doppler and is now a legit fan after stumbling across them. “A Memory” spent several weeks at the top of the RTÉ Monthly Airplay Chart and the track has since amassed over 125,000 plays on Spotify. Doppler signed a publishing deal with the Dublin based music publishing company The Nucleolus.
After an influential recording session in Clew Bay Studios in Westport with multi award winning & double platinum selling Polish producer Bart de Boer (EMI/Universal), Doppler’s 3nd single
“About You” was born. With well renowned Raph Dziubinski (Joe Cocker/ Average White Band/ Simply Red) on percussion and Kevin Donnellan (BRÍDÍN) laying his incredibly rich & diverse sound on fiddle, it was just a matter of days before the track was completed.
“The subject matter in “About You” attempts to address the complexities of love, life, death and melancholy, recurring themes for Doppler. “There’s an uneasy sort of feeling to this song. Myself and Mick were going through similar difficulties. We both lost our fathers within a 3 weeks period over Christmas. I actually became a father for the first time and lost my own father within that 3 week period. We’re still adjusting. There’s something about the tone of this song that captures our struggle I think. Coming to terms with the world around us and surrendering control “In reality I wait for a dream that I know will not come true”. Ultimately it documents the darker reaches of both our minds through this period and concludes that the people closest to us are the most important.” - Mulrooney
Doppler have shared the stage with the likes of Gavin James, Alabama 3, Neil Hannon, Cathy Davey, Steve Wickham ( The Waterboys), The Blizzards & The Saw Doctors and have also performed with Oasis’ cult member Bonehead on several occasions. They’re also winners of the IMRO Clancy Brother Song Contest.
The video was filmed and produced by award winning Irish filmmaker Fionn Rogers.
The stunningly crafted piece features Peter going for a run.
He can’t seem to get Doppler out of his head….
“We just wanted to enjoy the process of making music videos and this is exactly what we wanted to create. We wanted to move in a slightly darker direction in the theme for this video but still maintain some comic touches.” - explains Mick Dempsey.
“This feels like the start of something new for us both and we're excited to see what people think of our new release as always.. We’re so thankful and grateful for the support we’ve received”- Dempsey
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