by Thomas Bedward August 30, 2021
A Dublin-based singer-songwriter with a penchant for emotive indie-rock sounds, Gavin Doyle is back in the spotlight with the release of his impressive new single, ‘Better Days’. Released just a few days ago on August 27th, the new single is a sharp continuation of Gavin’s rustic style, showcasing his abilities in true and undeniable form.
After almost 2 years without live music, Gavin Doyle wrote ‘Better Days’ towards the end of 2020 as an expression of hope for the future and better things to come. Detailing the frustration and uncertainty felt throughout the music and arts sectors of Ireland, the new single is mixed with a confident and hopeful recognition that things will soon get better.
With influences including, but not limited to, Frightened Rabbit, Bears Den, Glen Hansard and Van Morrison. Doyle brings together aspects of both traditional Irish music and more modern indie-folk in the new single, capitalising on a unique and evocative style that will speak to the heart and soul of anyone who will listen.
Talking openly about the track, Gavin said, “I can't wait for people to hear this song as it really helped me to remain optimistic throughout these increasingly dark times. Although things may seem bleak now, as I sing in the chorus of ‘Better Days’, 'Life's a chance we'll have to take'. Here's looking forward to bluer skies and better days.”
Previously part of indie-rock band Karma Kreek and pop-rock band The Geddes, Gavin has performed at many well-known Dublin venues. Building his talent, Doyle established himself as a session musician, most notably playing saxophone/piano with 'Heroes in Hiding' in Dublin's Olympia Theatre supporting 'Picture This'.
Doyle began promoting himself as a promising solo artist in early 2020, releasing ‘Before the Fall’ to critical acclaim. The track received the coveted Hot Press ‘Track of the Day’ just after its release, showing that this was only a taste of what’s to come. His follow up singles 'Redamancy', 'The Island' and 'Colourblind' received a similarly positive response, accumulating more than 5,000 Spotify streams each in their first 2 weeks.
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