Arctic Lights new single ‘Holy Joe’ is a follow up to their critically acclaimed single ‘Belong’ released in Oct 2022. 2023 sees a new direction from this creative force with an even darker and heavier sound.
“Holy Joe may sound a bit different to some of our other songs but we like to surprise people with each new release as we get bored quickly and don’t just want to repeat the same tricks each time. This keeps us engaged and interested as we find exploring new sounds gets us excited, being an independent act allows us to do what we like and we will keep doing that while hoping people will enjoy what we do, but, overall we make music for ourselves.” – Edward Butt
“I find writing music can be cathartic and songs have personalities of their own. I had a melody in mind for Holy Joe but no lyrics. The minute we pressed record to put the melody down the lyrics just started pouring out. I think you can feel a crackling and bristling in society at the moment like there is a fire about to ignite. For me the emotion of the vocals capture this feeling perfectly. Hopefully we can extinguish the fire.” – Liam O Callaghan
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Formed in 2021, Arctic Lights consisting of Liam O Callaghan and Edward Butt from Cork, Ireland, are now releasing their first single ‘Holy Joe’ of 2023. This exciting duo have made quite an impression on the music scene since releasing their debut single ‘King of America’ in Jan 2021.
They have been consistently releasing music ever since, gaining a rapidly increasing fanbase and ever expanding following on social media and streaming platforms such as Spotify and Bandcamp.
Their music has been played on various radio stations from every continent across the globe, from America and Asia to Africa and Australia and of course Europe.
All music, production, mastering and artwork is created inhouse, making this act an incredibly innovative and versatile force.
WHAT THE PRESS SAY ABOUT ARCTIC LIGHTS
‘A whirlwind of indie melodic pop, carefully crafted song writing, catchy bass lines and distorted guitars’ — Hot Press
‘As a radio show presenter, Arctic Lights is one of those bands you know you're going to play the moment the new music is released, and keep playing them. They're easily producing some of the best indie driven rock music around right now.’ — Mike Mc Mahon Dundalk FM
‘Every now and then we come across a band that’s really special’
‘Spellbllindly-catchy indie rock from Ireland.’ — Michael Carr, 96fm
‘Musically diverse, Arctic Lights are an all-consuming affair that seduce the senses and broods in the underworld of demi-gods of love, lust and transformation. They are a colourful rumble of power pop, space-rock, baroque-rock and synth-pop that soar, explode and collide with the dream-pop bubbles of Indie-rock. — The Manc Review
'Belong' builds further into a cacophony of musical chaos all the while the vocals don't waver in their raspy whispered state. The track has a Shoegaze, noise rock stance similar to My Bloody Valentine or early Boo Radleys, the words hard to define against the bellowing music underlying them. A track to fully immerse yourself in, letting the noise totally consume you. — Click Roll and Boom UK
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