Heathers (band)

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Twin sister pop-duo Louise & Ellie Macnamara (Heathers)
Background information
Origin Dublin, Ireland
Genres Alternative
Years active 2007[2] – Present
Labels Aunthill Records[3]
Website heathersmusic.net
Members Ellie Macnamara
Louise Macnamara

Heathers are an indie pop act formed in 2007[2] in Dublin, Ireland by twin sisters Ellie and Louise Macnamara. They began writing music together in 2007 and in February 2008 recorded their debut album Here, Not There while preparing for their Leaving Certificate. The album was recorded in The Hive Studios in Kilcoole by Eoin Whitfield in a joint release between Irish Label Hide Away Records[4] and US label Plan-It-X Records. The lead track from the album Remember When was used by the Irish Tourist Board in a major advertising campaign subsequently leading to the re-release of the album though Warner Music Ireland.

In 2013 they provided vocals for Enemies' song Nighthawk, which is included in the band's album "Embark, Embrace".

Heathers' second album Kingdom was an Irish Choice Music Prize nominated album and released in 2014 through Sony Music (Canada / US) and Warner Music (Europe / Asia). The lead single from the album: Forget Me Knots (It's Alright Not To Feel Ok) became a much used anthem in a number of mental health awareness campaigns in Ireland and internationally.

Heathers 2016 releases include the singles; November & Call Home


  • Ellie Macnamara – Vocals
  • Louise Macnamara – Vocals, Guitar, Synths


Studio albums[edit]

Year Album detail Peak chart positions
2008 Here, Not There
  • Released: 20 May 2008[6]
  • Label: Aunthill Records
  • Formats: CD, Download
2012 Kingdom
  • Released: February 2012
  • Label: Aunthill Records, Warner Music Ireland
  • Formats: CD, Download, Vinyl


Year Title Peak chart positions Album
2010 "Remember When" 11 Here Not There
"Reading in the Dark"
2012 "Forget Me Knots" 25 Kingdom
2013 "Waiter"
2016 "November" Non-album Singles
"Call Home"
2017 "Midnight Train"

Split albums[edit]

Year Album details
2009 Tour CD


Heathers have toured extensively in Ireland, Canada, the US, & Germany and have also toured for a short period in Malaysia.

They have performed in numerous festivals internationally including CMJ New York, SXSW Austin, Canadian Music Week & Electric Picnic Festival Ireland.

Heathers supported Paolo Nutini at Belsonic in Belfast, Northern Ireland on Wednesday 18 August 2010.[8]


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  2. ^ a b "Heathers". Breaking Tunes. Retrieved 30 August 2010. 
  3. ^ "Kanaal van heathersdublin". Retrieved 30 August 2010 – via YouTube. 
  4. ^ "HIDE AWAY RECORDS op MySpace Music – Gratis gestreamde MP3's, foto's en Videoclips". Myspace.com. Retrieved 30 August 2010. [non-primary source needed]
  5. ^ Jaclyn Ward. "The Irish Charts – All there is to know". Irishcharts.ie. Retrieved 30 August 2010. 
  6. ^ Latest activity 10 hours ago. "Here, Not There: Heathers: Music". Amazon.com. Retrieved 30 August 2010. 
  7. ^ http://irish-charts.com/showinterpret.asp?interpret=Heathers
  8. ^ "August 2010 – Custom House Square, Belfast". Belsonic. Archived from the original on 23 August 2010. Retrieved 30 August 2010.