Runabay release new album “Between the Lines”
Following the success of recent singles ‘Dig’, ‘Blink of an Eye’ and ‘Symmetry’, which saw the band earn a stream of national UK and Ireland radio plays, and gain the accolade of ‘Play Irish Artist of the Week’ twice on Today FM, the band have just released their eagerly awaited debut album.
The band has featured on and been championed by the likes of Steve Lamacq (BBC 6 Music), Tom Robinson (BBC 6 Music), Janice Long (BBC), Dan Hegarty (RTE) Ralph McLean (BBC Radio Ulster) and Ed Smith (Today FM).
The debut album contains a collection of songs rich in soundscape, melody and authenticity, with many of the tracks influenced by the rugged shoreline where the band grew up.
‘Between the Lines’ features collaborations with Dublin Poet Stephen James Smith, along with the incredible talents of the Arco String Quartet who have featured on albums from artists such as Soak and Foy Vance.
Recent influences ranging from Public Service Broadcasting to The Olllam to Radiohead have informed and modified the band’s sound, bringing shades of folk, electronic and experimentation to an album of harmony, honesty and atmosphere.
“The album’s title, Between the Lines, conveys the thread through which this album has been sculpted and tied together. From the innocence of youth, to adulthood in this modern society, Between the Lines is an exploration into theory and the understanding of emotion and action through introspection. The album is reflective, expansive, and thoughtful.”
The latest single from the album, ‘Dig’, is not only a masterful track in its own right but a fitting introduction to the debut album featuring the craftsmanship and spoken word genius of beat poet Stephen James Smith who adds intensity and class to this epic soundscape from the off. Stephen’s ‘We Must Create’ performance is embedded in a lush landscape of strings, accompanied by the talents of the Arco String Quartet.