A welcome return for anyone who fell for the quintet’s folk-tinged sound, Dublin’s Tandem Felix are back after a deafening two year silence – with a single that delivers everything you’d expect from Ireland’s answer to Happyness.
‘Were You There (When They Crucified the Birthday Boy)’ is a sun-soaked comeback, nostalgic and beautiful. “Checking off on a list of things to do; fill all of the balloons with nitrogen and CO2” whispers frontman David Tapley, reintroducing some of that effortless West Coast-infused charm that we came to love on 2013’s Popcorn EP.
On the track, Taperly notes: “[It’s] the first crop yielded after an exciting period of rediscovering what I love about making music”. With their debut album set for a 2018 release, keep your fingers crossed that Tandem Felix don’t shy away again anytime soon.