Walking on Cars

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Walking on Cars
Walking On Cars.jpg
Walking on Cars, from left to right: Patrick Sheehy, Sorcha Durham, Evan Hadnett, Paul Flannery and Dan Devane
Background information
OriginDingle, County Kerry, Ireland
Genres(Indie pop)
Years active2010-present
LabelsVirgin EMI
Websitewalkingoncars.com
MembersPatrick Sheehy
Sorcha Durham
Dan Devane
Paul Flannery
Evan Hadnett

Walking on Cars are a five-piece Irish rock band composed of Patrick Sheehy (singer/lyricist), Sorcha Durham (pianist), Dan Devane (lead guitarist), Paul Flannery (bass guitarist) and Evan Hadnett (drummer).[1] Their debut single "Catch Me If You Can", released in 2012, went to No. 1 on the Irish iTunes chart. The band released their debut EP, As We Fly South, in 2013, and a second one, Hand in Hand, in (2014), together with the accompanying single "Always Be with You". Their next single, "Speeding Cars", came out on 30 October 2015. Following the international success of the single, the band released their debut album Everything This Way on 29 January 2016, which peaked at No.1 in Ireland.

History[edit]

In 2010,[2] the five school friends started performing at local venues and clubs in their hometown of Dingle, County Kerry.[3] Committing wholly to their musical ambitions, the band went on to rent a house in the Dingle Peninsula and lock themselves away for the purpose of writing and recording demos. "The place we rented was a really old cottage, where we had no television, no phone, no Internet, no transport,” says Sorcha, “We were there for 6 months – just our equipment and us. It was an amazing time, ideas were constantly flowing.”[4]

In 2012, Walking on Cars won the Redbull Bedroom Jam 2012 competition and gained extensive radio play with their debut single "Catch Me If You Can". As a result, the track reached no. 27 in the Irish Charts, where it remained for over 20 weeks, drawing national attention to the band.[5] "Catch Me If You Can" also reached No.1 on iTunes, and garnered over 450,000 views on YouTube.[6] "Two Stones", the band’s second single, reached No.12 in the Irish charts, while YouTube views exceeded 1,000,000.

Walking on Cars released their four-song EP, As We Fly South, in 2013. It was recorded in Attica Studios, Donegal, and produced by Tom McFall (R.E.M, Snow Patrol, Bloc Party, Editors). In July 2014, the band released "Hand in Hand" and "Always Be With You".[7][8]

In 2016, they released their first full-length album, Everything This Way, celebrating the release with CD signings and in-store performances all around Ireland.[9]

Band members[edit]

Timeline[edit]

Discography[edit]

Walking On Cars discography
Studio albums1
Music videos6
EPs2
Singles6

Studio albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions
IRL
[10]
UK
[11]
2016 Everything This Way 1 26
2019 Colours To be released
"—" denotes a title that did not chart.

EPs[edit]

Year Album details
2014 Hand in Hand

Singles[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
IRL
[12]
NZ AUT GER SWI BEL
[13]
NL
[14]
UK
"Catch Me If You Can" 2013 27 Everything This Way
"Two Stones" 12
"Tick Tock" 8
"Hand in Hand" 2014 19
"Always Be with You" 39
"Speeding Cars"[15] 2015 11 16 17 18 18 20 23 87
"Monster" 2018 Colours
"Coldest Water" 2019 94
[16]
"—" denotes a title that did not chart.

Music videos[edit]

Title Year Director
"Two Stones" 2013 N/A
"Tick Tock"
"Hand in Hand" 2014
"Always Be with You" 2015 Filmawi & Esrael
"Catch Me If You Can" N/A
"Speeding Cars" Luke Daly
"Don't Mind Me" 2016 N/A
"Hand in Hand (Top of the Tower)" Possum Hill
"Monster" 2019 N/A

References[edit]

  1. ^ Olympia Theatre. "Walking On Cars".
  2. ^ "Big year ahead for Dingle band Walking on Cars". Independent.ie.
  3. ^ "Slow road to success for Irish band Walking On Cars".
  4. ^ Muzu Tv News - Walking on Cars
  5. ^ "Walking On Cars on their musical influences, debut album and Kerry roots". Irish Post.
  6. ^ Walking On Cars – via YouTube.
  7. ^ "Premiere: Walking On Cars - 'Always Be With You'". Clash Magazine.
  8. ^ "Walking On Cars - Hand In Hand". Q Magazine.
  9. ^ Reading Festival - Walking on Cars
  10. ^ Irish Album Charts. chart-track.co.uk. Retrieved on 4 March 2016.
  11. ^ http://www.officialcharts.com/charts/albums-chart/. Official Charts Company. Retrieved on 26 March 2016.
  12. ^ http://www.irish-charts.com/showinterpret.asp?interpret=Walking+On+Cars
  13. ^ http://www.ultratop.be/nl/song/16cb9a/Walking-On-Cars-Speeding-Cars
  14. ^ http://dutchcharts.nl/showitem.asp?interpret=Walking+On+Cars&titel=Speeding+Cars&cat=s
  15. ^ https://acharts.co/song/95995
  16. ^ "IRMA – Irish Charts". Irish Recorded Music Association. Retrieved 16 February 2019.

15 Elisabeth Willems (2016-09-16), Walking on Cars Coming My Way, retrieved 2016-11-30

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