Reborn from the smouldering embers of the critically acclaimed Little Green Cars, Dublin 4-piece Soda Blonde have been steadily adding to their new catalogue of sonically vibrant and magnetic sounds.
Released on March 24th, the group’s new single Small Talk is the title track from their forthcoming debut album scheduled for release on July 9th.
Weaving together a broad range of influences, Soda Blonde have perfectly melded together an alt pop track that sticks out amongst the current pop landscape. Opening with a mingling of keys and synths that wash over a steady beat and a driven bass riff. Small Talk propels itself into a groove orientated melody that gradually lifts to an insistent chorus. A subtle guitar hook sneaks its way around this track, providing some extra ear candy without overbearing vocalist Faye O’Rourke’s honeyed pop vocals.
Despite the 80s alt sheen, Small Talk is a lyrically intriguing track that explores rejection in its many forms. Initially, this track comes across as a tale of a failed relationship, but Soda Blonde dig deeper, diving into the subject of the self and the self-destructive dialogue we berate ourselves with daily.
A ramshackle mix of 80s nostalgia with a modern alt pop sound, Soda Blonde are the masters of creating shimmering pop hooks that are made for radio.
With an exciting UK & Ireland tour planned for the summer, tickets are available now. Check out the tour details below as well as the current single from the Dublin alt-pop group.
Tickets available now from here
August 13 – 15 Wild Roots Festival, Sligo, Ireland
August 27 + 28 SoFFT Nights, Co. Meath, Ireland
September 08 Mike the Pies, Co. Kerry, Ireland
September 09 Cyprus Avenue, Cork, Ireland
September 10 Dolans Warehouse, Co. Limerick, Ireland
September 11 Roisin Dubh, Galway, Ireland
September 12 Whelan’s, Dublin Ireland
September 19 Belfast Empire Music Hall, Belfast, UK
September 21 Broadcast, Glasgow, UK
September 22 YES, Manchester, UK
September 23 Sebright Arms, London, UK
July 17. 2022 Iveagh Gardens, Dublin, Ireland (with Sinead O’Connor)