Irish indie alt-rock band Friendmaker presents ‘Weird’, the second single from their forthcoming debut album. Musically, this deliberately repetitive ear worm subtly changes on each refrain, reflecting the abstractions of dreamlike repetition. With audio samples of Swiss psychoanalyst Carl Jung’s dream theory bookending the piece, this is three minutes of rhythmic indie rock with hooky melodies and pounding choruses.
This release also includes a previously unreleased B-side called ‘Leaky Mick and Vinny P the Talker’. On both tracks, Marron’s endearing storytelling approach and insightful lyrics blend with a rich soundtrack of carefully crafted folk-tinged indie rock.
A five-piece fronted by singer, songwriter and producer David Marron (Sanzkrit, Somefinn), Friendmaker hails from Carrickmacross (County Monaghan). Marron (vocals and guitar) is joined by Maolíosa McMahon (vocals and keys), Paul Finn (guitar and vocals), Paul Markey (bass) and Fintan Marron (drums).