WE ARE AERIALS is the new project by Derry songwriter, Conor McAteer.
Mainly known as a solo artist, having released two acoustic albums (Pirates in 2007 and 2011’s The Devil in the Ether) and played support to the likes of Billy Bragg, Declan O’Rourke and Bell X1, McAteer decided he needed to explore different genres and bigger productions on Voeckler, the first WE ARE AERIALS album.
The result is as diverse an album as you are likely to hear, ranging from hook-heavy Garage Rock songs like Pile ‘em Up and Chewing on my Sleeve to more introspective moments like We Are Chemicals and There is a Darkness.
“The album felt very different to what I had done before and while I play very stripped back versions of a couple of the songs at acoustic gigs, the way they’re written seemed like a separate project to the stuff I’d put out under my own name which is kind of rooted in classic late 60s singer-songwriter folk. Voeckler is a bit more adventurous from a sonic point of view.”
Eclectic but accessible, WE ARE AERIALS should appeal to fans of Elbow, REM, The National, Radiohead and Kenna.
The single, We Are Chemicals, is out today and is available from all good digital stores.
Voeckler is out on 21st February.