Fronted by singer-songstress Faye O’Rourke, Adam O’Regan (keys and guitar), Donagh Seaver O’Leary (bass) and Dylan Lynch (drums), the transformation is led by a distinctive new sound which seamlessly weaves together influences from Fleetwood Mac, Little Dragon and Kate Bush without compromising the integrity and unique charm that Little Green Cars were known for. The result... enticing, dreamy alternative-pop music.
The band hit the ground running with their 2019 debut single ‘Swimming Through The Night’ which Hot Press described as: “a striking conceptual world in which the music inhabits… O’Rourke’s powerful and hauntingly unique vocal combines with impactful, atmospheric grooves to create pop music that is both emotionally affecting and incredibly satisfying”.
Since then, Soda Blonde have carved a distinct identity for themselves after the release of two self-produced EP’s, 2019’s Terrible Hands and the remotely written isolation content which saw support from from BBC Radio One’s Huw Stephens, Janice Long of BBC Radio Wales and Ireland’s biggest station RTÉ Radio 1 as well as piquing the interest of The Sunday Times.
The whole repertoire was written by lead singer Faye O’Rourke who spent her early twenties honing in on her unique lyrical style that has been called gritty kitchen-sink realism, evoking the tragic beauty of Karen Carpenter and the pop sensibilities of Annie Lennox. O’Rourke’s powerful and hauntingly unique vocal marries hard-hitting, atmospheric grooves to birth a new wave of pop that is both emotionally provoking and deeply satisfying.
With two immaculate EPs under their belt, a new single and newfound approach to their craft, plus their debut album almost finished, the world is ready to love Soda Blonde.
Soda Blonde will be performing live from the US Ambassador’s Residence, Deerfield on 15 September for Other Voices: Dignity. Set a YouTube reminder now so you don’t miss a thing!