Rock Triplet The Burma releases ‘Hard to Say’

Article Contributed by gratefulweb | Published on Saturday, August 27, 2022

Fearless Indie rock band The Burma has released their latest single, ‘Hard To Say’, on the 26th of August via The Burma Music. The single premiered on Variance Magazine and is taken from their forthcoming album Sucker For Stars, which is set for release on the 14th of October. On the project listeners will find their chart-topping single ‘Don’t Believe Your Dreams’, which shot to No.1 in the Irish iTunes single charts and landed at No.6 in The Homegrown Top 20 in the Official Charts, as well as their most recently released single, ‘Sleepers’, which was as well-received, charting at No.4 on Irish iTunes and  No.12 on The Homegrown Top 20. The trio has been celebrated by major publications RTÉ XM, CLASH Magazine, Rolling Stone India, Hot Press and Pop Off among others, and received extensive national airplay, accumulating over one hundred and forty thousand plays across streaming platforms.

Proudly local, the band takes its name from The Burma Steps in Cobh, Co. Cork, Ireland. Its members are  Tony O’Donovan (on vocals) and Peter Piggott (on guitar) who are both from Cobh as well as Cian Doherty (on drums) who is from Doolin Co. Clare. Drawing inspiration from The Strokes, Tame Impala and Daft Punk, the band has created a signature sound comparable to Glass Animals, MGMT and Foster the People.

‘Hard to Say’ is an anthemic, young-hearted single that expresses the spirit of causeless rebellion and the invincibility of youth. Exchanging rules for raw excitement, thrashing riffs and hammering drums push to the limit. The single is a heart-racing rush of memories, captured in flashes of polaroid-perfect choruses. After all, the young are taking over the world, and The Burma is showing them the way one rowdy lyric at a time.

The Burma gives us insight into the single: “We wrote ‘Hard to Say’ in our late teens/early twenties. There's youthful angst evident in the lyrics. Our love for this song is demonstrated by the fact that it made it on to our new album,  despite being a song from our formative years as a band. It's an explosive song that has never left our live set since the first time we played it.”

Sucker For Stars LP Tracklist:

1. Out in The Heat

2. Don't Believe Your Dreams

3. Sucker For Stars

4. Sleepers

5. Magazine Road

6. Mike and Simone

7. Into The Light

8. Same Again

9. Hard to Say

10. Love Fades

11. Golden Girl

Upcoming Tourdates:

29th July - All Together Now, Waterford

19th August - Seachurch, Ballycotton, Cork

15th October - Whelans, Dublin

20th October - Spirit Store, Dundalk

21st October - Seachurch, Ballycotton, Cork

04 November - Dolans