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GET TO KNOW: O'Connell Brothers



After first introducing themselves to the world earlier this year, Irish singer-songwriters O'Connell Brothers return with their warm and shimmering new single 'Down On The Quays'.


Continuing their smooth and vibrant folk-inspired direction they are quickly building a reputation for, 'Down On The Quays' makes for a wonderfully light and refreshing return. Filled with captivating tones and their own uplifting vocal performance throughout, these two are certainly onto something very special with this one.


So with the new single available now, we sat down with them to find out more about their background and what has inspired them most over the years.


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What was the first instrument you learned to play?


Jon: Electric bass.


What was the first album you remember owning?


Jon: Guns N Roses, Lies.


Did you ever form a band when you were younger and if so, what did they sound like?


Jon: My first band was called Aneurism, and we sounded a lot like Nirvana.


What is a song you wish you had written yourself?


Jon: Wild Horses by The Rolling Stones.


What has been the most thrilling moment about creating your own music?


Jon: Bringing a song from a hummed idea on a phone, or a few scrawled lyrics to hearing it played on the radio is one of the most thrilling moments you can have.


And what about the most frustrating part?


Jon: At the moment, not being able to play gigs.


Which artist would you most love to share a stage with?


Jon: Beck.


Where do you see yourself in five years time?


Jon: Still making music and hopefully playing it live in front of an audience.


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O'Connell Brothers' new single 'Down On The Quays' is available to stream now. Watch the new video for it below.