Column: Heathers


Hi again!

Time is flying. It’s the end of November already and if you believe in that kind
of stuff, the world is scheduled to end in about a month. Myself and Louise were
in America a few months ago and we got completely hooked on a tv programme
called Doomsday Bunkers. You might want to have a look into it!

Moving on, it has been an interesting two weeks. This week, our second single
was released off of our album ‘Kingdom’. It’s called ‘Lions, Tigers, Bears’ and
it’s definitely one of our favourites to play live. It completely embraces the ‘90s
dance phase we were going through while writing the album. We’ll be doing
some radio promotion around the country for it over the next few weeks which
is always fun. Keep your ears peeled!

Also, on November 20th, Youtube gave us some pretty amazing exposure on their
homepage for the entire day, which we were very excited about.

As we mentioned in our last entry, we attended the Tatler Woman of the Year
awards the weekend before last. It was pretty amazing. We got to meet some
really talented and inspiring women. Maria Doyle Kennedy, who we have
become friends with since performing in RTÉ recently, asked us to accept her
award, and she won her category! Thankfully, we did not trip up or drop and
break the award so it was a successful evening!

The next stint of our Irish tour is fast approaching. Our Pepper Cannister gig on
December 11th is being planned and prepped for at the moment. Strict dress code
of tacky Christmas jumpers to be confirmed!

In other news, we’ve been listening to lots of music recently. This generally tends
to happen when we finish writing/recording an album. We can’t listen to a thing
while writing but we can’t get enough when we’re done. This weeks’ favourite
has to be Alt J and their Mercury prize-winning album ‘An Awesome Wave’. To
be completely honest, when I first heard their name, I initially thought, ‘Hmmm,
obscure electro or dub step’….not that that’s a bad thing. It’s far from it. These
guys are incredible and this album is such a treat. My personal favourite track
being ‘Taro.’ Definitely give it a listen if you haven’t already.

Until next time,

Ellie and Louise xxx

Heathers are playing a unique all ages show at the Pepper Canister Church with a full band, on December 11th. Tickets are priced €17.50.