The Herron Brothers return on June 23rd with the first single release from their upcoming third album.
“Going Down The Plughole” is an unashamedly jaunty, classic Indie-pop song, with a “sound of summer” earworm chorus that belies the dark undertones of its lyrical content.
Some smiles only last one day of the week….
“The whole chorus of “Going Down The Plughole” popped in to my head one day, and I initially thought it way to cheesy to finish off” says Paul , the shorter half of Derby based Indie Pop duo The Herron Brothers” (yes, they are real brothers). “It was also crying out for a totally unashamed bouncy arrangement that sort of really makes it one of those summer songs, and its kind of luck really that it all happens to be ready now just as we head into June.” Comments Steven.
In typical Herron Brothers style, you don’t have to peel too many layers off the onion to reveal a deeper meaning to the lyrics. When you do, questions arise, such as “Are you doing ok in life if you live for one day of the week?”, and “Is the party worth it if you pay for it all the other days?”
The Herron Brothers are Paul and Steven Herron, biological brothers since birth and musical collaborators for more than half a lifetime. Hailing from the beautiful county of Northumberland, they currently call Derby their home.
Having recently completed their third independently recorded and released studio album, the single “Going Down The Plughole” serves as an introduction to these twelve new songs slated for a July release. The collection will be the follow up to 2020’s The Herron Brothers”, and was originally planned for a 2022 release, however, things too upsetting to mention in at short bio delayed that. Surprisingly, one of them was NOT the pandemic.
Broadly, The Herron Brothers take their influences from pop music released between the 50s and now (The Everlys, Michael Jackson, Mark Knopfler, The Strokes, The Beatles) but absolute favourites who have guided their song writing/performing journey the most are Paul Simon, Neil Finn and REM.
Dalliances, let-downs, incompetence, and the rolls of dice have led them to their current situation, whereby the only thing they DON’T do independently, is manually press and sew their own merchandise. So yes, they are tired, but, and finally they can say this, “MASSIVELY excited to release their new music to the world, and, hopefully, perform it live in the autumn.
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