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The Debut Single, ‘We Met At A Party’

‘A killer pop tune that’s going to be all over radio like a rash.” – Stuart Clark, Hot Press

Few songs scream “summer!” as loudly as ‘We Met At A Party’, the debut single from Dublin duo Apella, which is all infectious Beach Boys melodies one moment, Blink-182 pop-punk boisterousness the next.

Hitting radio on July XX with an official release to follow August 12th, ‘We Met At A Party’ is a serious declaration of intent from singer/multi-instrumentalist Dara Quilty and drummer Ronan Nolan who’ve previously shared a stage with the A-List likes of Jimmy Eat World, Foo Fighters, Twenty One Pilots, Paramore, 30 Seconds To Mars, Scouting For Girls and Bon Jovi.

It’s no wonder then that Apella arrive fully formed and ready to win musical hearts and minds.

Clocking in at 2mins 33secs, ‘We Met A Party’ has the classic ‘Teenage Kicks’ thing of you wanting to hit the ‘repeat’ button as soon as it finishes. That type of smart, sassy writing is repeated throughout its parent album which showcases Quilty’s mature new sound, and gets a live preview in August when Apella head out on tour.

Judging by the two low-key warm-ups they’ve already played, it’s going to be a blast!

“We supported Twenty One Pilots earlier this year in Dublin and Belfast. Not knowing who we were I thought everybody would head to the bar but, no, they were dancing and punching the air the second we hit the stage. We can’t wait for everybody to see our live show.”

‘We Met At a Party’ has already achieved viral hit status on YouTube with a whopping 15.3 million plays and rising!

“How exactly I’m not sure, but an early version of the song found its way onto the soundtrack of the Road Bike Party 2 video, which has been watched by silly numbers of people,” Dara concludes. “It’s things like that which make it such an exciting time to be making music!”


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Whelan’s Indie Club w/ Late Bar from 10:30pm or check out the bands playing The Midnight Hour in the upstairs venue – Free Entry via front door until 10:30pm | Drinks Promos