RELISH are back with a new single, new album and live show at Dublin’s Vicar Street this May 2018. In advance of the gig, they popped in to WLR studios to perform on The Drive Home Live Sessions.
After 3 albums and various hit singles over the years, brothers Kenny and Carl Papenfus, the nucleus and song-writing force of the platinum selling band, both felt Vicar St was the place to mark the release of their new album having performed at the illustrious venue as part of Sinead O’Connor’s band (as guitarist and drummer respectively) in support of her No1 album “I’m not Bossy, I’m The Boss”.
Tickets for their Vicar Street show priced €30 including booking fee are on sale now from Ticketmaster and the new album, included in the ticket price, can be collected on the night.
After co-writing and performing the soundtrack for Oscar winning director John Carney’s latest Hollywood movie “Sing Street” (nominated for a Golden Globe in 2017), and touring the world as part of Sinead O’Connor’s band, (producing & performing her track for the Blind Willie Johnson Tribute album “God Don’t Never Change”), re-releasing of ‘Wildflowers’ and ‘Karma Calling’ through Universal Music, and making a big impact with the new track “Got It Made, Kenny and Carl have finally announced the release of a brand new album and return to International stages including Dublin for their album launch in Vicar Street this May 2018.
RELISH have a busy 2018 ahead as they are set to perform at this year’s Java Jazz International Music Festival in Jakarta, the biggest festival in southeast Asia, among other Asian and European live appearances in the Summer of 2018. Their full list of festival and headline tour dates will be announced over the coming months.
Having had pop hits and rock hits RELISH have always blurred the lines between genres, but with success from Asia to the UK and supporting bands as diverse as U2, At The Drive Inand Kelis, and admirers ranging from Brian May, to Sinead O’Connor, to Paul Weller, to U2, RELISH have created their own place to exist, breaking down musical barriers with every new release.
Previous releases saw RELISH work with such acclaimed producers as John Leckie (Radiohead/The Stone Roses) and Al Clay (Stereophonics/The Pixies). Highlights have seen 4 chart-topping Irish singles, No1 in the Japanese airplay charts and even the unlikely request from Westlife to cover their single ‘Rainbow Zephyr’ reworked as ‘Hey Whatever’ which was a UK Top 5 and international hit. Past RELISH releases have proven gold and platinum selling albums.
Though external projects outside of RELISH have proved interesting, from playing lead guitar with Paul Weller to performing the lead role in Julian Joseph’s jazz opera “Tristan & Isolde” (culminating in a live performance at London’s Royal Opera House), to creating a boutique distribution, marketing and record label (High Altitude Recordings) Kenny expressed that:‘Working with great music and the finest musicians has always been our raison d’etre, and I think that’s what keeps our love of music alive, in whatever form be that RELISH or whatever else, BUT RELISH, as in Carl and I working together as a team, has always been our greatest love’.
RELISH are back with a brand new single ‘Unbroken Light’ taken from their new album released on Friday 4 May 2018.