Cardinals share new single ‘Unreal’ and announce first ever UK & Ireland headline tour

Emerging from Cork to the international stage, Cardinals reveal 'Unreal' and a debut headline tour, continuing their swift rise in the indie scene.

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Have a listen to Cardinals’ latest track, ‘Unreal,’ to accompany their inaugural headlining tour across the UK and Ireland.

‘Unreal’ is a vivid follow-up to their acclaimed debut ‘Roseland’. Frontman Euan Manning says, “Unreal was written in the back of a Ford Transit van that I happened to be living in at the time. It reminds me of warm days spent on the beaches at home back in Cork.”

This song, alongside ‘Roseland,’ marks a significant moment for the band, reflecting maturity and harmony that have quickly become their hallmark. Their early work, including the self-released ‘Amsterdam’ and its B-side ‘The Brow,’ set the stage for this moment, generating buzz and solidifying their presence in the Irish music scene.

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Their journey from enigmatic live shows to earning the admiration of figures like Fontaines D.C.’s Grian Chatten, who labelled them “one of my favourite new bands,” underscores their rapid ascent.

Catch Cardinals live here:

Cardinals live:


8th-16th SXSW, Austin


9th Hare & Hounds, Birmingham
11th Yes (Basement), Manchester
12th McChullis, Glasgow
14th The Windmill, London
15th The Joiners, Southampton
16th The Great Escape, Brighton
24th Róisín Dubh, Galway
25th Kasbah Social Club, Limerick
26th Cyprus Avenue, Cork

Photo credit: Emilyn Cardona

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