Bray, County Wicklow
Wyvern Lingo have been writing music together since they met at age 11. They originally bonded over hand-me-down albums of Led Zeppelin, Joni Mitchell and Simon & Garfunkel along with the R’n’B of the 90s/00s that then dominated the radio. Their music stitches together this tapestry of influences, all united by their chilling vocal harmonies.
Wyvern Lingo bring their stories together on their self-titled debut album. They say - “We were trying to find a title that would capture a glimpse into our world, what better way than to self- title the album. This is us. ”
2018 was a busy year for Wyvern Lingo, from playing at festivals like Reading & Leeds and the Reeperbahn to opening for Grace Jones and Unknown Mortal Orchestra. They have toured all over Ireland, the UK, Germany and the Netherlands, and are returning to Germany for their biggest headline tour in February 2019
Their debut album went to number 1 on the Independent Irish Charts, and the Irish itunes charts and has been chosen as one of the Top 10 albums of 2018 according to the Irish Times and Hot Press, as well as being nominated for the RTE Choice Music Prize album of the year.
“It adds up to an album as narratively deep as it is musically chunky. How often does a new artist surface with a collection of tracks that would sound comfortable on a throwback cassette tape mix while still sounding fresh-to-death?” The Irish Times
“It's this ultra modern sensibility which informs this easy to love debut album.” Hot Press