Runway Lights are an experimental, alternative rock band from Dublin. The band's sound has been described as a delicate balance of lulling sweetness and dark nastiness with influences ranging from meticulously constructed alternative pop to the dynamic soundscapes of post-rock..
In their short time together they have already graced the stages of a number of prestigious Dublin venues including The Workman's Club, Whelan’s and The Button Factory, earning a reputation for their ferocious live sound. The band's debut single ‘Crash’ was released on July and was marked by an appearance at the Whelan's 'Summer Watch' festival, as well as being named Hot Press ‘Track of the Day’.
Their new single ‘Broad Strokes’ tells a dark tale of an unwanted encounter through weaving, finger-picked guitar arpeggios, unsettling atmospherics and a driving hypnotic beat. It’s release was followed by an appearance at Whelan’s Ones To Watch festival and was named ‘song of the day’ on Joe.ie. It is the first track to be taken from their debut EP, ‘What Defines A Villain’ due for release in May 2019.
"Runway Lights may not be a name that you are familiar with - but it’s one that I’m certain you will be. They create music that on one hand holds a loving lullaby at its heart but works in just the right amount of darker undertones. Meticulously arranged with a unique and almost haunting vocal providing a face to the music" - Hot Press Magazine
Runway Lights Are:
Louise O'Hanlon (Lead vocals, additional percussion)
Shane O'Neill (Guitar, electronics, backing vocals)
Dónal O'Sullivan (Drums, percussion, backing vocals)
Ronan Parker (Bass, synths)
Oisín O’Neill (Guitar, atmospherics)