For rising Irish indie-folk band Kingfishr, Summer 2023 will certainly be one to remember for all the right reasons.
Formed while members Eddie (vocals, guitar), McGoo (banjo), and Fitz (bass) were studying engineering at university in Limerick and taking their name from the bird that frequents the river Boro in Eddie’s home county of Wexford, the band have just released their joyous new single ‘Headlands’, their fifth single and follow-up to recent release ‘Anyway’, which racked up over 200k streams in the weeks since its release. Not bad for a band who had limited musical experience when they first formed.
Speaking on the new song Eddie (vocals/ guitar) said “’Headlands is about conflict and to a lesser extent, greed. The consequences of which reach out beyond the people immediately involved. They sweep out over relationships and trickle down between the cracks. It’s a universal idea. The fallout from choices past generations made years ago are all around us, we just don’t often take the time to pay attention to them.’”
Their growing popularity amongst music fans has not gone unnoticed with the band landing a number of high-profile gigs in the bag. By the time Summer ends, the Irish band will have racked up massive gigs with Bruce Springsteen at BST, as well as support slots on George Ezra’s UK & Ireland tour & Dermot Kennedy’s Limerick shows at Thomond Park. Alongside this are a run of festival dates that include Neighbourhood, Sea Sessions, Lytham Festival, Latitude & The Indie-pendence.
Following the release of their recent single, TotalNtertainment chatted to the Irish band about how they landed some quite ridiculously high-profile gigs, how they feel walking onto a stage in front of crowds that size, the state of modern pop and, what it feels like to “get noticed” in their home town.
Check out the interview here:
For more information on the Irish band visit the Official Kingfishr Website .