Walking On Cars are creating sounds as beautiful and dramatic as the landscape that envelops them. From the Dingle Peninsula, the five creatives friendship gave way to a tuneful collaboration, borne out of a desire to write music. With songs reflecting both the isolation and consolation of Dingle, this year Walking On Cars look set to add to their increasing number of admirers.
Singer Patrick Sheehy is comfortable to characterize their music with the ambiguous description “powerful and almost pop”. Pushing the sound higher, Sorcha Durham (pianist) and Dan Devane (lead guitar) give life to these
Melodic imaginings. Paul Flannery on Bass guitar and drummer Evan Hadnett provide an intelligent and bodily support to their carefully crafted songs. Central to the house that they share is the rehearsal space, where each of The five can document song ideas at anytime – “ an advantage” of their environment and something not possible living in a city.
Since their formation just over 12 months ago, Walking on Cars have toured across the country with workmanlike dedication to their craft, developing their passion for playing live and with standout performances at many festivals in 2012.Walking On Cars are set to return to many more festivals this summer including Sea Sessions, Castlepalooza and Indiependence.
With the release of their debut EP “ As We Fly South” produced by Tom McFall (R.E.M, Snow Patrol, Bloc Party, Editors) and high profile performances (including The Late Late Show, Other Voices IMRO Other Room, Comic Relief Does Dublin in Vicar Street, And the recent chart and YouTube success), it cannot be long before Walking On Cars are heard far beyond the most westerly tip of this island.
Fast forward two years to 2015 where the band are settling in to their new major label home with UK label Virgin EMI – home to international stars Emeli Sandé, Bastille, Iggy Azalea and Irish Artists Maverick Sabre and The Strypes.
Following the successful release of singles Hand In Hand and Always Be With You, Walking On Cars recorded the new version of Catch Me If You Can with producer duo MyRiot (Tim Bran and Roy Kerr) who previously produced the London Grammar album ‘If You Wait’.