modernlove. have shared their new single Plans ahead of a Manchester gig later this month at the Deaf Institute.

The Manchester gig is one of seven UK dates the band are headlining.

Manchester’s own Ellysse Mason will support them at the Deaf Institute.

Plans marks the band’s latest single following the success of recent release Shades Of Blue which landed them slots on BBC Radio 1 and their first major airplay in the US.  The new single finds the Ireland four-piece toying with a classic grunge sound, quickly earning it the moniker of “the Nirvana tune” from fans who heard brief teasers.

Speaking about the single, vocalist and guitarist Barry Lally says, “Plans is a song that deals with just that. It’s about the plans we make, both big and small, and follows how making a plan for the weekend, for example, and proposing a date can develop into lifelong goals and aspirations. How certain, seemingly insignificant and trivial things are sometimes connected and lead to the more profound moments and matters in our lives. After all, most of the really important relationships in a person’s life will begin with a, ‘Hey, wanna grab a drink or coffee?’

“It’s finding the beauty and poetry in the mundane and every day that we’ve been exploring a lot as a band recently. There is a sense of joy and hope in looking to the future like that and, sonically, the composition of the song definitely falls in line. It hits hard and has an uplifting air of optimism and fun about it. This sense of fun and play informed the lyrical direction as well, which took on an absurd humour at times. We took inspiration from Pixies, Beck, Blur and Nirvana.”

The track is accompanied by a video which has landed today featuring members of their fan club joining the band for an impromptu garden party.

When do modernlove. headline at Manchester’s Deaf Institute?

modernlove. headline at Manchester’s Deaf Institute on 21 October 2023.  The Manchester gig is one of seven UK dates they are headlining:
19 October – Glasgow, King Tuts
20 October – Leeds, Wardrobe
21 October – Manchester, Deaf Institute
23 October – Birmingham, Hare & Hounds
25 October – London, Scala
26 October – Brighton, Komedia Studio
27 October – Bristol, Exchange

Ellysse Mason will support modernlove. throughout their UK tour.

image of modernlove. courtesy Daniel Harris