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You really should be listening to... Bray trio Wyvern Lingo

Enter the time capsule.

IF YOU HAVEN’T heard of Wyvern Lingo yet, let us introduce you.

Some people say I look like me Da

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They’re Karen Cowley, Saoirse Duane, and Caoimhe Barry, all hailing from Wicklow.

The ladies have been making their mark in the Irish music industry since they formed, first as friends back in school.

After an EP in 2014, and Choice Music Prize-nominated banger of a single I Love You Said last year, they’re releasing their debut album tomorrow.

In between, they’ve toured with Hozier, played Longitude, and er, pretty much every other Irish music festival you can think of.


Grand, whatever, but what do they sound like?

Eh, glad you asked.

They kinda sound like every song you remember hearing from the radio of your parents car in the mid 90s. Every sun-drenched video played on MTV during the height of the TRL days, when Puff Daddy was the biggest rapper in the world.

It sounds like that. Twilight R&B, retro pop, and far too much soul for a trio of white females. They’ve made the type of record you’d throw on when relaxing at with some candles and a glass of pinot noir.

But Wyvern Lingo didn’t sound like that from conception, with their debut EP The Widow Knows leaning a bit more on their folk talents. The band pretty much play and write in whatever genre takes their fancy at that moment.

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What’s taking their fancy at the moment is R&B with a hint of modern electro.

Imagine Sade teamed up with En Vogue and were produced by James Blake, and you’re on the right track.

Source: Wyvern Lingo/YouTube


Hey, reader, why are you so cynical? They actually have meaning behind their lyrics too.

Out Of My Hands comments on the refugee crisis and the 8th amendment, while Maybe It’s Nature is lighter in that it deals with the guilt of a wandering eye.

Something for everyone, I think you’ll agree.

So is the album actually any use?

Judging from early reviews, yes.

Hotpress gave it eight out of ten, while GoldenPlec said it’s ‘genuinely exciting to hear how accomplished this album is’.

But what do these guys know? Have a sneak preview over here at Earmilk.

Their debut album will be released tomorrow, so you’re bound to start hearing a lot more about them.

To check out tour dates, head over to their website.

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