BY SEÁN P. FEENY
DONEGAL electro duo have just announced the release of their forthcoming single, Give It All To Me, the follow-up to their nation-wide hit Hot Pumps.
With a massive sound spearheaded by the talents of singer Claire McDaid and guitarist Denis Kelly, Donegal’s Palomino already hit the ground running with their debut release Hot Pumps, a relentless, rhythmic, shot of electro-rock, drawing comparisons with the likes of Garbage, Goldfrapp, even Primal Scream, and already a floor-filler at the group’s live shows.
Their follow-up, Give It All To Me, is pulsating electro rock meets new wave track. It’s very raw, but rhythmic, somewhere between Talking Heads and The Ting Tings, but ultimately with that unique Palomino sound and Claire’s classy vocals.
Denis said: “We recorded and mixed it on our home studio before adding additional vocals at Blast Furnace, Derry. Hoping it will get us as much airplay as our debut Hot Pumps, which received 10 Single Of The Week accolades from stations nationwide.”
Palomino came into existence when Claire and Denis decided to get the musical ball rolling once again, having worked together previously. Continuing to hone their unique pop/rock style.
The duo also combine dance elements with sequencers and sampled grooves to create a massive wall of glorious sound. They’ve also been known to strip the whole lot back and go acoustic !
“We love loads of different artists and styles, be it the Stone Roses, Blondie, The Beatles, right through to today’s artists such as PJ Harvey and Foo Fighters.
“It’s great to have lots of influences yet still come up with our own sound. We’re really excited about what’s to come,” said Denis.
Palomino caused quite a stir on the nation’s airwaves, with Hot Pumps featuring on the playlists of almost every regional station in the country with their debut release, which was also featured on Today FM’s Best Unsigned Artists on Ian Dempsey’s Breakfast Show, and also on 2FM’s Dan Hegarty.
So look forward to hearing the upcoming new release, GIve It All To Me, and in the meantime check out their first single Hot Pumps (available on iTunes).