Dublin band The Klares will be releasing their new single ‘Gooie’ on February 17. Following on from last year’s ‘Sparks Alone’ the new song continues in their high-energy pop rock milieu. Andy Burke (vocals and rhythm guitar), Jordan Lawless (bass), Eoin O'Shea (lead guitar) and Cormac Sheridan (drums and backing vocals) have been together since 2011 and finally finished school last year, allowing them to concentrate full time on music.
The layered guitars and backing vocals are a big step forward for the band, and the youthful exuberance transforms into manic energy, driving ‘Gooie’ past in a flash.
The influence of The Libertines, Arctic Monkeys and Catfish & The Bottlemen are still to the fore, with lead singer Burke channelling Alex Turner. Their Favourite Worst Nightmare dynamics tell a story of sexual insecurity; “She said you're lacking in bed/.../You're just not good enough”, all of which makes the title a bit icky.
They’ve come a long since winning the Schools Award in The Big Break 2015. Having recently opened for The Academic at the Button Factory and with two EPs to their names already, the teenagers are veterans of the music scene at a young age.
Tickets for the single launch show can be obtained here.