Saturday 17 November 2018

HamsandwicH hit number 1 with new album 'Stories from the Surface'

Portraits by Dara Munnis.
Portraits by Dara Munnis.
Portraits by Dara Munnis.
Portraits by Dara Munnis.
Aoife Kelly

Aoife Kelly

HamsandwicH just released 'Stories from the Surface' last week (April 17) and it has already soared to the top of the Irish album chart.

Their highly-anticipated third album, which features singles Apollo and Illuminate, releases five years after the hugely successful White Fox, and eight after their debut, Carry the Meek.

Speaking to prior to the album's releases, Podge McNamee said, "This album is a lot more experimental".

He added, "It’s a risk in a way but it could be a case of dumping your previous girlfriend for someone else!  We’d get bored if we wrote something similar to before.”

Clearly the risk has paid off since the album, which was produced and directed by Karl Odlum, has shot to number one in Ireland, knocking Hozier into second position with his self-titled debut and Ed Sheeran into third with X.

The band will feature in this week's Windmill Lane Sessions on and are currently in the middle of their 'Stories from the Surface' tour which finishes ùp at The Olympia Theatre on May 29.

Tickets priced from €20 (standing) / Circle (Seated) €22.50 on sale now from Ticketmaster outlets nationwide and


Stories from the Surface track-listing:

01. Hold Me Up

02. Apollo

03. Square 3

04. Illuminate

05. Fandango

06. In Perfect Rhymes

07. To Replicate

08. Broken (Start Over)

09. Satellite

10. All Worthwhile


HamsandwicH ::: Stories From The Surface Tour remaining dates:

24th Apr - Kavanaghs, Portlaoise

25th Apr - Dolans, Limerick

1st May - Shortts, Waterford

2nd May - Cyprus Avenue, Cork

9th May – Spirit Store, Dundalk

29th May – THE OLYMPIA THEATRE, Dublin


Check out Apollo:

And an acoustic version of Illuminate:

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