Portmarnock, County Dublin
Formed in 2015, Ivy Nations are a dance-rock group from Dublin who are setting the indie world on fire.
Only three singles deep, the group have been praised for their refined sound which they established with producer Philip Magee (Kodaline, Miles Kane). Their debut track “The Mile Road” was released to universal plaudits and reached #3 on the HypeM Twitter chart. Second single, “You Are the Centre of Me” premiered on US blog BitCandy, and received national airplay here in Ireland and on non-com radio in Australia & the USA.
Since 2016, the band have been perfecting their live show with performances at Whelan’s 'Ones To Watch', Electric Picnic, Other Voices, a sold-out headline show in Whelan’s Upstairs - amid coveted support slots for acts such as The Academic, Kodaline, The Strypes, The Frank & Walters and The Blizzards. More recently, Ivy Nations have featured at Sea Sessions, Castlepalooza, Indiependence, Electric Picnic, and their first headline show was partnered with MCD in the Grand Social last July.
Latest single “Live By Design” is influenced by themes in Charlie Chaplin’s 'Modern Times.'
Singer Joe Kiernan says of the single; “Live By Design deals with the pace of modern life. The song reflects frustration, an inability to change the inner discourses that hold us back, and a desire to remove oneself from the race.” It received playlist spots across national radio including on RTE 2FM and saw the band release their very first music video which was directed by Benn Veasey and filmed in the UK.
Ivy Nations are:
Joe Kiernan - Vocals
Darragh Faughey - Guitars
Brian Sinnott - Guitars/Keys
Paul Donohoe - Drums
"This synthy-rock is exactly what you want in your life. If you can keep your foot from stamping a long with the rhythm section, then you have a medically unsafe control over your muscles and you should get that checked out. " - JOE.ie
"A unique mix of dance, indie, and rock." - GoldenPlec
"A refreshingly infectious take on the dance-rock genre... With such a vivid beginning, it's exciting to think of where the group will go from here." - The Last Mixed Tape