WYVERN LINGO'S long awaited debut album finally arrives in late February, while March sees the Wicklow trio tour Ireland, including a stop-off in Galway to play the Róisín Dubh.
Wyvern Lingo's self-titled debut will be released on Friday February 23 on the Rubyworks label. According to the band - Karen Cowley (vocals, synth, bass synth ), Caoimhe Barry (vocals, drums ), and Saoirse Duane (vocals, guitar ) - the album is "a collection of experiences both separate and shared. Experiences that shape how we view the world, and how we’ve come to terms with the way our lives have unfolded.”
The album contains 12 songs, including the 2017 singles 'Out Of My Hands', 'I Love You, Sadie', and 'Snow II', as well as the trio's latest single, the brooding r'n'b ballad, 'Maybe It’s My Nature', released last week.
The lead vocal on the track is Karen Cowley. "'Maybe It’s My Nature' is about having a wandering eye, and the feelings of guilt that come with that," she says. "I find that female characters in a lot of popular media still seem to lack sexual agency or fall into age old stereotypes. I wrote this song at a time when I was particularly fed up of hearing and seeing the same depictions that don’t resonate with how I feel.”
The remaining tracks on the debut are 'Crawl', 'Dark Cloud', 'Used', 'Fountains', 'Tell Him', 'Fear', 'Subside', 'When I Can (Rubbish )'. Their previous releases are The Widow Knows EP in 2014 and Letter To Willow in 2016. They have also toured with James Vincent McMorrow and fellow-Bray native Hozier.
Wyvern Lingo play the Róisín Dubh on Friday March 9 at 8pm. Tickets are available at www.roisindubh.net, the Ticket Desk at OMG Zhivago, Shop Street, and The Róisín Dubh.