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Listen: Soda Blonde share new track ‘Small Talk,’ announce debut album

Dublin indie outfit Soda Blonde have announced their debut album, Small Talk, which is set for release on July 9th via Velveteen Records. As part of the announcement, they’ve shared the album’s title track.

The forthcoming self-produced album sees the band reflecting on their experiences in their 20’s. “To put it simply, Small Talk is about life in our 20’s,” frontwoman Faye O’Rourke explains. “Every part of us is in here, both subliminally and literally. Lyrically, this record is like a collection of my flaws and insecurities. They’re lingering awkwardly by the bar at a crowded social gathering, waiting to integrate with the wider world.”

The energetic lead single comes packed with a sort of alternative pop sensibility, with shimmering synths, a driven drum beat, and silky, layered vocals.

Listen to “Small Talk” below.

Small Talk touches on many things: indulging in the darkness, while also trying to derive some meaning from it; on having no degree; on the way I sabotaged multiple relationships, or let my parents down,” O’Rourke continues. “It’s about looking for resolution and revolution in sex and politics. It’s about being abused mentally and physically by the people you love the most, and in turn, abusing the people who love you. It’s about my first heartbreak at 14, how it’s still intrinsically a part of me and the shame and embarrassment that brings. It’s about having something you thought was a sure thing, like your career, ripped out from underneath you. It’s also about the idea of optical virtue over the reality of how we treat those around us.”

Soda Blonde have also announced Irish and UK tour dates, which you can check out below, or purchase tickets here.
Soda Blonde Tour Dates:
August 13 – 15 Wild Roots Festival, Sligo, Ireland
August 27 + 28 SoFFT Nights, Co.Meath, Ireland
September 08 Mike the Pies, Co.Kerry, Ireland
September 09 Cyprus Avenue, Cork, Ireland
September 10 Dolans Warehouse, Co.Limerick, Ireland
September 11 Roisin Dubh, Galway, Ireland
September 12 Whelan’s, Dublin Ireland
September 19 Belfast Empire Music Hall, Belfast, UK
September 21 Broadcast, Glasgow, UK
September 22 YES, Manchester, UK
September 23 Sebright Arms, London, UK
July 17. 2022 Iveagh Gardens, Dublin, Ireland (with Sinead O’Connor)

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