Have you ever felt that when you discover a new artist and fall instantly in love with their music, that you found them in the exact right moment of your life? To me, that’s what happened when I first heard the chords of a certain song called “Two Stones” by a band I had never heard until then.
Based in Dingle, Ireland, Walking On Cars are set to take the world by storm with their beautifully sentimental lyrics and style. The band was conceived and formed in 2010 and they’ve been making music ever since, but it wasn’t until this year that they released their debut full-length album Everything This Way.
Some may say that Walking On Cars is a –beautiful– combination of the styles of Kodaline and Snow Patrol, but I beg to differ. I’m not stating there aren’t some resemblances of one band or another, but what remains 100% true is that they have an essence of their own, as it should be. Lead vocalist and lyricist, Patrick Sheehy, has a confident, powerful tone that makes up for a remarkable and highly emotive feeling in every single song.
While their career is at an actual boost, sure as in any other band’s trajectory, the beginning wasn’t quite easy. Luckily for them, the spark that lighted them up came when they won the Red Bull Bedroom Jam – a competition like battle of the bands – back in 2012. Fast forward to present day, their debut album Everything This Way debuted on the #1 spot on Irish charts, it’s been named ‘Record Of The Week’ by the popular UK radio station Radio X and as if that wasn’t enough, they were also booked to play their biggest gig to date in support to fellow Irish mates, Kodaline, to play in Dublin’s Marlay Park on July 8 this year.
An album that tells lots of different stories and expresses a variety of feelings and states of mind. Soothing piano chords, lyrics of reflection and beautiful crescendos are what make Walking On Cars debut record Everything This Way a wonderful and lovable experience, one that I’m certain to say, I’ll never be able to get over.
Check out the video for “Speeding Cars” below:
Everything This Way is available on iTunes.