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Sat, 05 Dec


The Grand Social


Drogheda four-piece pop-rock band Modernlove. are well on their way to becoming one of the most popular young guitar bands in the country. - Nialler9

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Time & Location

05 Dec 2020, 19:00

The Grand Social, 35 Liffey Street Lower, North City, Dublin 1, D01 C3N0, Ireland

About The Event

Singular Artists proudly presents:

modernlove. Live at The Grand Social

Saturday, 5th December 2020

[Socially distant show]

Ticket €14.50 available 

'If You Wanna See Me' cements modernlove.'s reputation as one of the most captivatingly inventive Irish indie-pop acts of recent memory.  - Hot Press

Drogheda four-piece pop-rock band Modernlove. are well on their way to becoming one of the most popular young guitar bands in the country. - Nialler9

For a young band, modernlove. have a compelling stage presence. Their heartfelt, infectious tunes exceed all expectations within the live setting. The Sound House witnessed something special last Friday. These guys have a bright future ahead. - Indie Buddy

Top new band making top tunes  - XS Manchester

Ireland’s modernlove. have announced a headline show for The Grand Social on Saturday, 5th December 2020. This show will be a socially distant show. Tickets €14.50 are available from

modernlove. have rapidly become one of indie-pop’s brightest and most talked about new bands. This October they will make their 'Ireland Music Week' debut and are releasing new single, the upbeat synth infused 'Use Me' on 25/09 ahead of their performance.  'Use Me' owes much of its sound to EDM inspired, heavy dance hooks and aggressive yet crystal clear melodic production like that of Charli XCX


2019 saw the release of singles 'Bop’ and 'Liquorice', 2020 saw the release of 'Hard To Tell You' and low-fi electronic track 'If You Wanna See Me'. With streaming figures at over half a million on Spotify, they've been featured on editorial playlists such as New Music Friday UK (with every release in the past year) as well as editorial play listing on Fresh Finds Pop & Fresh Finds Indie, Chilled Pop Hits, A Breath of Fresh Eire, Alt.Pop, New Pop Revolution and The Pop List.

Singles ‘Bop’ and 'Liquorice' were also featured in recent episodes of the Channel 4 series 'Made in Chelsea', and the band performed a SOLD OUT Dublin headline show in The Sound House in February 2020.

Hotly tipped as one of the acts to watch by Hotpress, 'Liquorice' was featured in the Top 50 Songs of 2019 by The Last Mixed Tape and they've been announced at Ones To Watch in 2020 by XS Manchester

All of modernlove's singles to date have picked up national radio support in the UK and Ireland including 'Play Irish Artist of The Week' by Ed Smith on Today FM, Track Of The Week on XS Manchester, radio premieres on 2FM with support from Tara Stewart and Dan Hegarty, and spins on BBC Ulster, Across The Line and Radio X among many other regional stations.

The band are making a name for themselves for crafting some seriously catchy upbeat indie & alt-pop anthems. Known for their dazzling live performances and polished vibrant recordings, international recognition is certain to arrive soon for modernlove.

Recent release 'If You Wanna See Me', is a stunning lo-fi electronic track which sets them apart as a band whose sound and style flow and evolve seamlessly. This release alongside new electronic infused 'Use Me' will hopefully see a whole new audience discovering modernlove.


Use me is a song about being used.

It is about someone who knows their feelings for another are unrequited but is so desperate that they are willing to settle for even a semblance of affection or love from them. They are willing to let themselves be used to convince themselves of a false notion of being close and intimate with this person. Even if it “doesn’t mean anything” to them, they can at least “pretend”.

The song went through many iterations before it became the heavy, club style, dance song it is now. Originally a more guitar driven, indie rock song, the final version came about through meticulous remixing, reworking and sampling of the original material, along with the addition of electronic percussion and heavily processed, auto tuned vocals lending to its ‘club tune’ atmosphere and feel.

The ‘dance-drops’ of each chorus are aggressively fast paced and heavy, highlighting the desperation and distress of the unrequited party and the lyrics explore how painful and unhealthy allowing oneself to continue in a relationship / dynamic like this can be.

'USE ME' Soundcloud Link (Original & Radio edit)

'USE ME' WAVS (Original & Clean)


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