12 Songs, 45 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Ireland’s Walking On cars understand the dynamics of "big" music. Their songs contain enough melodic peaks, dramatic pauses and universal emotions to reach arena rafters and the far horizons of festival fields. The five-piece claim to argue a lot while writing but it’s striking how intuitively the spiralling riffs and mournful piano lines of their pop-rock tesselate with the stirring harmonies and tense drums. At its best—“Speeding Cars” and “Two Stones ”—Everything This Way has a craft to match its ambition.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Ireland’s Walking On cars understand the dynamics of "big" music. Their songs contain enough melodic peaks, dramatic pauses and universal emotions to reach arena rafters and the far horizons of festival fields. The five-piece claim to argue a lot while writing but it’s striking how intuitively the spiralling riffs and mournful piano lines of their pop-rock tesselate with the stirring harmonies and tense drums. At its best—“Speeding Cars” and “Two Stones ”—Everything This Way has a craft to match its ambition.

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About Walking On Cars

Ireland's five-member Walking on Cars make passionate, folk-influenced pop. Formed in Dingle, County Kerry in 2010, the group centers around lead singer/songwriter Patrick Sheehy. In 2012, Walking on Cars won the Red Bull Bedroom Jam Competition, an accolade that earned them radio play and landed their single "Catch Me If You Can" in the Top 30 of the Irish charts. A second single, "Two Stones," fared even better, hitting number 12. The group's four-song EP As We Fly South appeared in 2013. In January 2016, Walking on Cars released their debut full-length album, Everything This Way, on Virgin EMI. It spent three weeks at the top of the Irish albums chart and charted in several other European countries. ~ Matt Collar

ORIGIN
Dingle, County Kerry, Ireland
FORMED
2010

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