Emily and Kieran of Driven Snow will play 2 shows in Cork in February. Photo: Pete Murphy

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Acclaimed Irish newcomer duo Driven Snow will play 2 shows in Cork in February in support of their third 2022 single, ‘Flickers Of You’.

Kieran and Emily will be in Coughlan’s in the city on 17 February and in Levi’s Cornerhouse in Ballydehob on 18 February as part of their first ever string of live shows as a band.

The new single is a subtle and laid back musical exploration of the quieter parts of a long-term relationship.

Emerging from a song writing exercise that Kieran had immersed himself in, the tune only really started to come together when Emily walked into the room, added the vocal chorus and left again – one of those random moments of magic that all of the best songs rely on.

As with its predecessors, ‘Flickers Of You’ was recorded in Attica Studios with Tommy MacLaughlin who used a basic drum machine as guide percussion for the tune. MacLaughlin had originally planned to replace the guide with something more sophisticated but decided to keep it in the end as it suited the track so well.

Driven Snow’s releases throughout 2022 have brought them a steadily increasing level of coverage including a feature in the Sunday Times Magazine and airplay throughout Ireland, including national playlists on RTE and BBC NI, as well as plays across the UK and as far afield as USA, Canada, France and Spain.

Although only recently having “stepped into the real world”, Kieran and Emily have been working away quietly on a collaborative musical venture for a few years. The duo’s influences include Neil Young, Beach House, Cat Power, Scandinavian TV shows, and fireside beers.

Little by little, Driven Snow began to emerge in the shape of a collection of songs that are at odds with, yet informed by, the duo's collective musical outings.

For their new project, Kieran and Emily have a simple aim: that Driven Snow will make music that they would listen to - music that means something.

Driven Snow are Kieran – guitar, vocals, synthesiser; Emily – vocals, keys; with programming and additional instrumentation by Tommy McLaughlin.