Heathers

The Set Theatre sees Irish act Heathers, play the city on Friday.

The Set Theatre sees Irish act Heathers, play the city on Friday.

2012 has been proving to be a big year for Ellie and Louise MacNamara, aka Heathers, having finished recording their second album with producer Max Dingel (White Lies) and signing a global deal with Universal Music Publishing UK.

The first single from that album, titled Forget Me Knots, was released through Warner Music Ireland in June, followed by the album Kingdom in September. Most exciting for Irish fans is that the girls also announced their first Irish tour dates in over 12 months and were invited back to play Electric Picnic after their amazing Main Stage slot in 2010.

Their debut album, Here, Not There, garnered widespread acclaim internationally amongst both fans and media alike for its unique melodic hooks and extraordinary vocals. The album achieved Gold sales status in Ireland and received a further boost when they had the lead single Remember When used on a major Discover Ireland TV and radio ad campaign. The track in question was dubbed the “soundtrack to the Irish summer.”

The success of that debut album resulted in two summer-length tours in the US, which developed into further invites to perform at CMJ festival in New York, Canadian Music Week in Toronto, as well as European festivals such as Eurosonic, The Great Escape, Camden Crawl, Oxygen and Belsonic. Most recently they played as part of HMV UK’s Next Big Thing, and performed two brilliantly received shows at Camden Crawl Festival in addition to a sell-out headline show at London’s Barfly in May.

Their tour’s been very successful and they bring it to Kilkenny’s Set Theatre this Friday before winding down in Galway’s Roisin Dubh on Saturday.

Follow the girls online at www.heathersmusic.net, www.facebook.com/heathersmusic and @heatherstunes.