Rising Cork trio Rowan have shared their new indie thriller One Of These Days. The track is lifted from their incoming new EP ‘Everybody Talks’ which is out now via their new label home; LA’s Beverly Martel.
Dirty-treble guitars cut and thrust throughout, whilst frontman Dylan Howes’ cough syrup croon tells a story of vengeance and rebellion in the face of love. It’s a real showstopper from the newcomers & accompanied by the a video, which gives “a snapshot of a grittier Ireland” explain the band. “It touches on addiction, substance abuse and dealing with one’s inner turmoil. One person’s normality is another person’s insanity. The video is a comment on how we perceive the outsiders of society, and how isolated they can be because of the collective view of them”. Watch the video clip for One Of These Days via YouTube below.
Born out of the early pandemic last year, when the three accomplished musicians were forced into a hiatus from session work, Rowan are fast becoming one of the most exciting new Irish acts around. With a wealth of songs written over the years, primarily by vocalist Dylan Howe in his bedroom, the first clutch of songs Rowan released were delicate, longing and beautiful.
Released in November last year, their debut EP ‘No One Is Safe Here’ is a wistful collection of quiet serenity. Full of longing, escapism and a desire to be somewhere else, the songs were inspired by Dylan’s “various struggles with mental health” as he used art to “try and get the bad stuff out. It’s like therapy,” he explains.
Of course, there were questions about whether Rowan should release music during a pandemic, especially with most established acts waiting for it all to blow over. “We figured doing anything was better than radio silence,” explains Fionn and he was right. People connected to the pained escapism their music offered, which seemed to speak to the current moment in time perfectly. They didn’t have expectations to suddenly become the biggest band in the world, “we just wanted to connect to people”.
Connecting with people is exactly what Rowan did. Now, under new label home Beverly Martel, Rowan continue to establish themselves as an emotional force to be reckoned with. A debut album is already in the works, whilst ‘Everybody Talks’ comes as their next bold, defiant offering.