Cardinals Release New Single/Video “Twist and Turn”

Cardinals Release New Single/Video "Twist and Turn"

Irish indie rock / alt /shoegaze Cardinals have released their new single “Twist and Turn” and its accompanying music video.

The song, produced and mixed by Richie Kennedy (U2, Interpol), is taken from the upcoming debut EP ‘Cardinals‘, due to be released on June 7th through So Young Records. Buy it here.

Blending Ireland’s musical beating heart with a swell of contemporary frisson, the six- piece are tied to making music they enjoy whilst being perpetually kept outside of their comfort zone. The result is an eclectic gothic amalgam of shoegaze, Irish trad folk, and rock which incorporates 60s Wall of Sound elements for a punk-inflected noise that ‘wants to be warm pop.’

Twist and Turn” is a song that builds and builds on warm major chords and looping melodies, and is already proving a live favourite.

Vocalist/guitarist Euan Manning said:

“To me Twist and Turn is a song about how writing has become a highly therapeutic practice for us all. It’s got some poppy melodies and a danceable backbeat, the lyrics though, they’re all about grief. I wanted to have a song where the tambourine is the main instrument.”

Watch the Cian Mac Coille-directed video below.

Cardinals “Twist and Turn”

Cardinals EP Tracklist:

  1. Twist and Turn
  2. Unreal
  3. Roseland
  4. Amphetamines
  5. Nineteen
  6. If I Could Make You Care

Photo by Kalisha Quinlan