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George Ward
George Ward

Freelance journalist based in Bristol. Can be found at the Grain Barge, Rough Trade or in his tiny basement bedroom writing for CLUNK.

Ireland based Somebody’s Child drops new energetic indie tune ahead of his self-titled debut album, out on February 3rd and an upcoming world tour

To immediately get yourself into the mindset of ‘I Need Ya’, stick on the music video. In it, we see Cian Godfrey (AKA Somebody’s Child) be sped around by race-car drivers, drifting while he sings out the window. The video both perfectly compliments the energy of the track while adding to it too. 

If you’re a fan of classic 2000s indie, you’re bound to like ‘I Need Ya’. The beat is pounding, the guitars are consistent and the bassline is repetitive but propelling. The combination of sounds gives the track a nostalgic feel, embracing simplicity to evoke these feelings. The single shines in its final chorus, with the drums becoming more and more intense in an epic finale. With production from Mikko Gordon (The Smile), the sound is polished and vibrant.

Matching this energy is Cian’s vocal performance. He balances emotion with energy like any indie frontman should. He describes the track as “a gentle reminder to stay young for as long as you can” and as he yells the final chorus, this couldn’t come across clearer. 

As well as dropping his debut album, Somebody’s Child is embarking on a world tour this year, travelling across Europe and over to the USA. 

‘I Need Ya’ is out now with a music video. The self-titled debut album is out February 3rd via Frenchkiss Records.

Watch/listen to ‘I Need Ya’ here:

Catch Somebody’s Child at the following:

Eurosonic, Groningen – 20th January

Rough Trade East, London – 7th February 

Night & Day Cafe, Manchester (SOLD OUT) – 8th February

Foundry Studio, Sheffield – 9th February

Joiners, Southampton – 11th February 

Exchange, Bristol – 12th February 

Omeara, London (SOLD OUT) – 14th February 

Jimmy’s, Liverpool – 17th February 

Think Thank, Newcastle – 18th February 

King Tut’s, Glasgow – 19th February 

Hare & Hounds, Birmingham – 21st February 

Róisín Dubh, Galway – 24th February 

Dolan’s, Limerick – 25th February 

Ulster Sports Club, Belfast – 1st March

Cyprus Avenue, Cork – 2nd March

The Academy, Dublin – 3rd March

Spirit Store, Dundalk – 4th March 

Le POPUP du Label, Paris – 8th March 

Trix Bar, Antwerp – 9th March

Paradiso (upstairs) (SOLD OUT) – 10th March

Privatclub, Berlin – 11th March

SXSW, Austin – 14th-18th March

Mercury Lounge, New York – 22nd March

The Middle East (upstairs), Boston – 23rd March

Let us know what you think!