Irish indie band Post-Party have released their new single, Turn To Gold. We asked Matty of the band the BIG questions . . .

Speaking of the track, the band say, "The song was sketched very early in our career. Years of revisiting it and maturing as a group allowed us to complete the song earlier this year.

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"It tells the story through our lived experiences that things get better and dark times can be overcome. Mental health, relationships, world issues, it talks about the start of a new day as the sun rises - "Darkness turn to gold".

The band have played support to Inhaler, Miles Kane, New Rules, and Wild Youth, and headlined the Workman's Club in Dublin last May.

Post-Party release their debut EP release next year.

Tell us three things about yourself . . .

I’m Matty, I play guitar in the band Post-Party and I’m writing this in bed.

How would you describe your music?

Good old rock music. But what rock music has become in 2022. Less throwing TVs out of windows and more getting to grips with TikTok.

Who are your musical inspirations?

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The New Rock Revival scene drew us together from a very early stage in our careers. Bloc Party and The Strokes and bands of that ilk. So that forms the basis of our sound, but we all have our individual inspirations that make the Post-Party sound when brought together. For example, the new single Turn To Gold was built with a Dancehall, Reggae, almost Stewart Copeland type beat mixed with the bombastic and arena rock tendencies of Foals.

What was the first gig you ever went to?

My Mam took me to see Bombay Bicycle Club in the Olympia in 2012. They were touring A Different Kind of Fix which is my favourite record of theirs.

What was the first record you ever bought?

Every Kingdom by Ben Howard. He’s gotten progressively more experimental as his career has gone on, but that first album has some good tunes on it.

What’s your favourite song right now?

Colin from the band took me to see Wunderhorse in London about a month ago. A fan of ours Lia was kind enough to sort a guestlist spot for me. We’ve all had his record Cub on repeat since. My favourite song is Teal.

Favourite lyric of all time?

I find my writing to always be a case of trying to extract the happiness from a happy thing in order to make it bitter. I try to paint the good thing in a bad light. So, I’ve a lot of appreciation for a writer saying exactly what it is they mean. If you’re gonna say "I love you" just say "I love you" you get me? It’s hard the pick a favourite of all time but recently the lyrics of About You by The 1975 have stuck with me. Specifically, the line, "I know a place, it’s somewhere to go when I need to remember your face".

If you could only listen to one song for the rest of your life, what would it be?

The Downtown Lights by The Blue Nile. It’s 80s gold. Paul Buchanan’s voice is so full of emotion and his writing is beautiful. The song brings back memories I never wish to forget. No words I could say can truly do it justice. Just listen to it.

Where can people find your music/more information?

We’re on all social media platforms with the handle @postpartyband. Our new single Turn To Gold is out now and can be listened to however you wish to consume your music. Honestly if there’s anything you need to know about us just tweet me or something.