New Year's Countdown Concert headliners Walking on Cars reveal their plans for 2020 1 month ago

New Year's Countdown Concert headliners Walking on Cars reveal their plans for 2020

"The new music is fresh but still us. We just kind of do our thing and hope that people like it."

Following sold-out tours across Europe and playing major Irish arenas this year, Walking On Cars are set to ring in 2020 in style: headlining this year’s New Year's Festival Countdown Concert at Custom House Quay in Dublin.

The Dingle four-piece will be joined by fellow Irish artists Ash, Aimee and Lisa McHugh to top off 2019.

Following on from shows in New Zealand, Australia, Dubai and Moscow – the band is touring their new album, Colours – I caught up with pianist Sorcha Durham.

Sorcha told me how surprised all of the band members were by how well they were received Down Under.

"You're on the other side of the world you don’t really know what to expect. It was our first time in New Zealand and Australia – it was amazing."

Having played some home gigs over the past few weeks, the band have had the chance to catching up with family and friends. Now, they're excited for a big gig in Dublin tonight.

"It’s always nice to go away but there’s nothing like the crowds at home. We had a busy run coming up to Christmas – and finishing it all off on New Year’s in Dublin will be class!"

So, once the party is over, what do Walking on Cars have planned for 2020?

"Our New Year's resolutions are to make as much music as possible and keep on releasing songs, plan for next year and just be positive. We will take a couple of weeks off in January, and then go into the studio, say, in early springtime.

"We have some music in the works at the moment – we have something coming out soon in the New Year.

"The new music is fresh but still us. We just kind of do our thing and hope that people like it."

If you still have no plans for tonight, there are still tickets for tonight's show at Custom House Quay. I've seen the band a few times live, and they put on a brilliant show every single time. You definitely won't regret it!

You can get tickets here. 

https://youtu.be/qaJglgzc92o