Returning from a self-imposed hiatus, Relish, the trio from Northern Ireland are back. Music Scene is delighted to reveal that Relish have officially announced a brand new Irish Tour Date scheduled for Dublin this June 2012. Relish will be performing live on stage at The Academy 2 in Dublin on Friday the 22nd of June 2012. Tickets for Relish live at The Academy 2 in Dublin are priced from €20 including booking fee and will be on sale from Thursday the 3rd of May 2012 through Ticketmaster and usual outlets nationwide. Click here to buy tickets for Relish live at The Academy 2 in Dublin this coming June 2012.
‘I was just blown away by them’ Larry Mullen Jnr (U2)
‘At last a band from this side of the Atlantic that know what they’re doing’ Brian May (Queen)
May 25th 2012 sees Relish releasing a double A-side single “Together You”, from their 3rd studio album “Connected” coupled with an exclusive new track “Starting Line”.
Formed in County Down, Northern Ireland by brothers Ken (vocals/guitar) and Carl Papenfus (drums) and Darren Campbell (bass), Relish have released two highly regarded albums to date working with such acclaimed producers as John Leckie (Radiohead/The Stone Roses) and Al Clay (Stereophonics). From 4 chart-topping Irish singles, to topping the Japanese most played list, and even having the unlikely request from Westlife to cover their single ‘Rainbow Zephyr’, (reworked as ‘Hey Whatever’) which was a UK Top 5 and international hit, past Relish releases have proven gold and platinum selling albums.
Now with third studio album ‘Connected’ which was released in Oct 2011, Relish have returned with an album filled with glorious melodies in the style that Relish are known for and only Relish can do, whilst managing to remain unique in their delivery of a modern blend of rock & pop.
‘They are one of those bands who seem to be able to do everything without compromising, power, melody, class, focus. They’ve got it all. Potentially world class.’ Classic Rock Magazine (2011)
Connected is rock n roll for the masses make no mistake about that, because every song could be a single… Music Review (2011)
“It feels magical to be back with a new album, possibly the best album we have ever written,” says Relish lead singer Ken Papenfus. “The band has a renewed spirit and enthusiasm and it really couldn’t be better right now.”
After having set up their own label Zephyr Sounds as a new home for forthcoming Relish releases, Ken and Carl secured a global licensing label deal with US label Rock Ridge Music, home to Sister Hazel and more. Relish now distribute worldwide through ADA / Warner’s.
“There were people in Indonesia, Canada, Japan, South Africa etc. who couldn’t find Relish’s previous albums, a situation that haunted us. Now there won’t be anywhere or anyone who won’t be able to find us if they look hard enough” said Darren.
Championed by the likes of Paul Weller, U2’s Larry Mullen Jnr, Queen guitarist Brian May and Radio 1 and 2, Relish once again hit the ground running with their most recent singles ‘Something To Believe In’ and ‘Connected’, the former staying in the Top 40 of the Irish airplay charts for 8 weeks whilst ‘Connected’ gained UK exposure with an A listing on London’s Total Rock Radio and live sessions on BBC London and Kerrang Radio. Both tracks were A-listed on all major stations in their home of Northern Ireland.
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