'How good does that sound? No, that's not some big American band who have sold 20 million albums. They're Irish and that's Storyfold.' - Rick O'Shea, 2FM
'Kerbdog meets Ben Folds... A great tune' - JP from the Ray Foley Show on Today FM
"...it's absolutely superb. Ash would kill for a tune that good" - Alan Jacques, Limerick's Live 95 FM
'What a great find! On first listen I hear Wannadies, Arcade Fire, Ash and Ben Folds but they manage to own the sound and are very tight. 'Delphine Wakes' is one of the best new songs I've heard in a long time' - Steve McCormick, BBC Radio Kent
Storyfold formed in March of 2009 and in a very short period of time they have turned heads and captured hearts with their music.
They’ve played venues across Ireland, from Whelan’s in Dublin to The Spirit Store in Dundalk and on to Lavery’s of Belfast; but the quartet have spent much of their time honing their infectious pop sound that has captured the imaginations of the live crowds they have played to. It’s a sound which melds brilliant melodies and pitch-perfect boy/girl harmonies.
Storyfold is fronted by lead singer and guitarist Paddy McKenna. The Leitrim man is the band’s songwriter and creative starting point. His lyrics and melodies are notable for their freshness; instantly memorable pop with an edge.
Lindsey Hogan is a classically trained pianist. It’s her mixture of the classic and contemporary that has helped mould the band’s unique style. Her soaring backing vocals form the perfect foil to McKenna’s powerful lead.
Storyfold uncovered drummer Sean McDonnell in their very first audition. He bowled over everyone with his technical precision and powerful playing style. It’s McDonnell’s pounding, insistent rhythms that power the Storyfold machine.
The line up is completed by bassist Jim McGourty. Previously a top-notch guitarist, the band’s second Leitrim member has taken to the bass like a thirsty duck to water. As he laconically remarks – “4 strings…2 less than I had to worry about before.”
Since their formation, Storyfold have been compared to groups as diverse as Muse, Ben Folds, The Wannadies, Kerbdog, and The Arctic Monkeys.
They love listening to and are influenced by Muse, The Beatles, Coldplay, The Arctic Monkeys, The Rolling Stones, Nirvana, Ben Folds, and Delorentos.
Though the band has been in existence for just 9 months, they’re a closely-bound unit and enjoy playing music with each other from one end of the week to the next.
Storyfold- Paddy, Lindsey, Jim and Sean - hope to bring their music to audiences all over the world.
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released March 25, 2010
Lyrics and melody by Paddy McKenna
Arrangement by Storyfold
Synth arranged and performed by Declan Quinn
Recorded, produced and mixed by Gareth Mannix at Sun Studios, Dublin
Mastered at Abbey Road Studios, London
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