modernlove.’s previous single ‘Ruin Your Night’ boosted the Irish alt-rock quartet’s growing fame, adding airplay from Gemma Bradley at Radio 1 Introducing and John Kennedy at Radio X to previous support from Jack Saunders. Ahead of the band’s US tour which is already selling out in venues including New York, Chicago, LA and Philadelphia, the band release ‘Only Ever Only You’ alongside its official video. Listen HERE. Watch the official video HERE.

‘Only Ever Only You’ bursts into full-throttle from the very beginning, with a blur of rapid-fire pop-punk melody and an instantly addictive emo-tinged hook. Both of those genres allow modernlove. to express heartfelt nostalgia so well, with Barry Lally’s vocals telling a tender story of realising – just that bit too late – that the object of your desire isn’t as infatuated as you are.

The band commented, “‘Only Ever Only You’ chronicles the breaking down of communication in a relationship. It’s about being in love when it’s too late and trying to communicate with someone who has moved on and simply isn’t there anymore. It’s probably the most sincere and direct we’ve been as a band in a song and the music speaks to that. We’ve taken from our early inspirations and gone straight up pop punk on this track.”

‘Only Ever Only You’ was written by modernlove. and produced by the band alongside Tom Leach (Lewis Capaldi, Years & Years). In line with the sonic inspiration of early noughties rock, the accompanying video further showcases the boys in all their energetic angst, mindlessly working their day jobs whilst dreaming of bigger things.  Watch it HERE.

The pop-punk stylings of ‘Only Ever Only You’ continues the band’s open-minded approach to genre, which has already straddled everything from infectious alt-pop to anthemic indie-rock – a blend which will appeal to fans of The 1975, Inhaler and Pale Waves. Yet whatever style modernlove. delve into, they tackle it with an ambition, an obvious accomplishment and an emotional punch that already feels arena bound.

The UK shows are:

6th – Cambridge, The Portland Arms
7th – Southampton, The Joiners
8th – Liverpool, The Shipping Forecast (SOLD OUT)
9th – Edinburgh, The Mash House
11th – Oxford, The Bullingdon
12th – Nottingham, Rough Trade
13th – Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach (SOLD OUT)
14th – London, Lafayette


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