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Dublin-based rock band
return with a new single
Baz – vocals, guitar
James Quinlan – keys
Kevin Johnston – keys, guitar
Sean Donohoe – drums
Jonathan Cooke Allen – bass
Dublin-based rock band JaVill return with their new single, ‘Water’ – which sees the group continue to showcase their versatility while retaining the soaring guitar sound and driving rhythms of their previous releases ‘Monsoon and Lifted’.
The track opens with a delicate piano melody that builds and gathers momentum as the splashy, rolling drums, thrumming baseline and waves of effervescent guitar and backing vocals bring it to a cathartic crescendo.
Recorded late last year at Hellfire Studios in Rathfarnham, Dublin, ‘Water’ was engineered by Joe McGrath and produced by Kevin Brennan.
The high-level production does not hold back as the song builds layer upon layer on the way to its emotional climax.
The song is partly inspired by lead singer Baz’s own battle with addiction and times spent in rehab, when he felt like he had reached a breaking point.
‘Water’ is a record of the kind of spiritual experience that led him out of that dark place.
The lyrics sound like the kind of promise you might make to yourself when facing an abyss, the voice we all hope would be there if we ever felt there was no way out.
Baz says about ‘Water’:
“The hope is that it will be of some help to people in similar situations. It’s like a prayer, a kind of call to action.”
Listeners will no doubt detect a strong Radiohead influence on ‘Water’, with hints of Interpol and The National but JaVill have already marked themselves out as a band with a unique style and range.
‘Water’ releases on the 12th of September and will be available to stream on all DSPs.
JaVill are brothers Baz (vocals, guitar) and James Quinlan (keys), Kevin Johnston (keys, guitar), Sean Donohoe (drums) and Jonathan Cooke Allen (bass).
All five members come from Dublin, Ireland and have been friends for many years.
JaVill played to a sold out workman’s on their debut and played mainstage at Whelans last paddy’s day to a full house.
The band will be playing a headline show for the launch party of their upcoming EP In November.
The group will have an exclusive piece on the track on Ireland’s national TV station RTE 1 shortly before the release.