Returns with new single ‘Broken Record’
Watch the video HERE
Signs to Frenchkiss Records
Announces huge 2023 UK/IRE/EU Tour
Tickets on sale Friday at 10am
Photo credit: Nicholas O’Donnell | Download Here
Ireland’s Somebody’s Child otherwise known as Cian Godfrey, launched with a slew of great indie-pop singles in 2018-2019, and released his 20-SomethingEP during the 2020 lockdown that included hit singles ‘Hold Me Like You Wanna’ (1.5 mil streams) and ‘We Could Start a War’ (3.2 mil streams), which gained BBC Radio 1 and Radio X attention.
Never one to rest on his laurels, two EPs followed in quick succession (2021’s Hope, Amongst Other Things and Staying Sane), and when he was finally able to perform his first headline tour of the UK and Ireland in late 2021, the shows witnessed large crowds of enthusiastic fans and an atmosphere of celebration.
Today he shares new single ‘Broken Record’ and announces he’s signed tocult indie label Frenchkiss Records, as well as a mammoth UK/IRE/EU tourearly next year that goes on sale Friday at 10am here.
Syd Butler, Founder and President of Frenchkiss Records says of the signing, “Frenchkiss is thrilled to be able to work with Somebody’s Child. I love their ability to layer both mature songwriting with vulnerability. This kind of authenticity is something that I find is lacking in much of today’s music. Somebody’s Child provides this exact element that is still needed, both in recording and playing live. They are nothing short of amazing.”
‘Broken Record’ is “unapologetically loud” and sets out his stall perfectly – perhaps as direct as SC has ever sounded, it’s a song of lament juxtaposed with a stadium-ready chorus. It harbours resentment and drive simultaneously, as Godfrey explores themes of youth against a wall of electric guitars as if Oasis had a new frontman in Matt Berninger (The National).
Watch / Listen to ‘Broken Record’ HERE
On the video Cian says, “It explores my fear of growing up. Getting older and feeling trapped, attempting to reconnect with my former self and trying to regain a sense of innocence that was once taken for granted.”
‘Broken Record’ Single Artwork | Download Here
UK/IRE/EU Tour Dates
On sale this Friday, 9th September at 10am.
Buy tickets HERE
8th Feb 2023 – Night & Day Cafe, Manchester
9th Feb 2023 – Foundry Studio, Sheffield
11th Feb 2023 – Joiners, Southampton
12th Feb 2023 – Exchange, Bristol
14th Feb 2023 – Omeara, London
17th Feb 2023 – Jimmy’s, Liverpool
18th Feb 2023 – Think Thank, Newcastle
19th Feb 2023 – King Tut’s, Glasgow
21st Feb 2023 – Hare & Hounds, Birmingham
24th Feb 2023 – Róisín Dubh, Galway
25th Feb 2023 – Dolan’s, Limerick
1st March 2023 – Ulster Sports Club, Belfast
2nd March 2023 – Cyprus Avenue, Cork
3rd March 2023 – The Academy, Dublin
4th March 2023 – Spirit Store, Dundalk
8th March 2023 – Le POPUP du Label, Paris
9th March 2023 – Trix Bar, Antwerp
10th March 2023 – Paradiso (Upstairs), Amsterdam
11th March 2023 – Privatclub, Berlin