Mollie McGinn and Orlaith Forsythe are rock duo Dea Matrona.

Devine rock duo Leeside bound

Acclaimed Northern Irish rock duo Dea Matrona are coming to Cork soon as part of an extensive tour of Ireland and the UK.

The Belfast natives play Cyprus Avenue in Cork city on 18 May with tickets on sale now at

The announcement comes hand-in-hand with the release of the pair’s brand new single ‘Stuck on You’ from their highly anticipated debut album ‘For Your Sins’ which drops on 3 May.

With a crashing bassline and heavy instrumental groove, ‘Stuck on You’ carries the band’s ethos of bold, sensational rock with a modern twist. Catapulting and captivating, the song tells of being hopelessly drawn to someone’s charm.

Commenting on the single, school friends and now bandmates, Mollie McGinn and Orlaith Forsythe, say the song “basically wrote itself” after multiple sleepless nights.

“After taking a break from touring, we both locked ourselves away for a while and I think this song sums up how crazy it drove us,” they explain.

“It was initially written as an instrumental and it was the most challenging track on the record to produce. It will be very exciting to bring these songs on the road with us in May and see how people react in real life.”

As for the album itself, they describe it as “a record about trying to find ourselves and failing over and over again until we realised that part of the fun of being in Dea Matrona is that we’ll never really know who we are or what we want to say”.

Dea Matrona have always been an exciting proposition. A duo that pushes boundaries of genres in an authentic yet nostalgic way, their debut album ‘For Your Sins’ bestows a passion project like no other. An album that bridges together an intoxicating blend of indie pop and rock with superb sophistication, influences from Fleetwood Mac, HAIM, The White Stripes, and Arctic Monkeys drench through.

From the thumping and prowling ‘So Damn Dangerous’ to the whimsical pop wonder ‘Every Night I Want You’, the low strums of ‘Black Rain’ to the country swing of ‘Won’t Feel Like This Forever’, it delivers a slice of everything. The album is a completely self-made labour of love, with the band writing, recording, and producing it all themselves.

Easily a Dea Matrona classic for long-time fans, while also the perfect introduction for newcomers, McGinn and Forsythe hope the new album will draw listeners into Dea Matrona’s infectious aura. The album will be available to buy on a variety of vinyl, CD, and cassette formats.

Dea Matrona comprises two school friends, Mollie McGinn and Orlaith Forsythe, who grew up busking to their favourite rock‘n’roll anthems on the streets of Belfast. Covering the likes of Led Zeppelin’s ‘Whole Lotta Love’ and Simon & Garfunkel’s ‘Homeward Bound’, they have reached an online community of over 500,000 followers and racked up more than 8 million views on YouTube. With their hard-hitting riffs and musical intensity, they have established a rare, sensational sound – gritty and real, but loaded with melody and style.

Dea Matrona’s tour gets underway in Liverpool on 3 May, the day their album releases. For bookings and a full list of tour dates, or to pre-order their debut album ‘For Your Sins’, visit