Popular band Mayo Doppler are set to release their first single in over two years, titled “It’s Your Fault Too.”
Their debut single ‘A Memory’ spent the summer of 2020 in heavy rotation on Irish radio and was the most played track on RTÉ Radio 1’s recommendation list for several weeks until April/May.
After the Hot Press premiere, the video sparked a “phenomenal reaction” according to Stuart Clark, head of HP’s A&R department. Specials guitarist Horace Panter also made an unlikely connection to Doppler and is now a legit fan after stumbling across the track.
“A Memory” has since racked up over 100,000 plays on Spotify. Later in 2020, Doppler signed a publishing deal with Dublin-based music publishing company The Nucleolus.
Since the success of Doppler’s debut single, the band have gone through a host of difficult personal circumstances that have halted their musical progress.
Lead singer Jamie Mulrooney explains, “There are far more important things in life than releasing music, but it’s always there in my mind, every day. It’s only now that we had the time to make this release and making music with Mick brings me pure joy.
“Releasing this single with him has been a long time coming for both of us and it feels like the end of a long journey but the start of a new one at the same time.”
After an influential recording session at Clew Bay Studios in Westport with multi-award-winning, double-platinum Polish producer Bart de Boer (EMI/Universal), Doppler’s second single “It’s Your Fault Too” was born.
With famed Raph Dziubinski (Joe Cocker/ Average White Band/ Simply Red) on percussion and Kevin Donnellan (BRÍDÍN/Third Rehearsal) laying down his incredibly rich and varied sounds on violin, it was only a matter of days before the piece is finished.
“The subject of ‘It’s Your Fault Too’ tries to address the complexity of relationships. Compassion, forgiveness, tolerance and the desire to seek the happiness of the other. It’s very difficult to put a kind on that too, but if I had to, it would be alternative folk with some traditional touches,” Mulrooney added.
Doppler has shared the stage with Gavin James, Neil Hannon, Cathy Davey, The Blizzards and The Saw Doctors and has also performed with cult Oasis member Bonehead on several occasions.
They are also winners of the IMRO Clancy Brother Song Contest.
The video was filmed by award-winning Irish filmmaker Fionn Rogers. The amazingly crafted piece features a love triangle like no other with two models as the main characters as well as Hardy Buck and social media influencer Owen Colgan (Netflix/RTÉ).
“The video parodies several iconic rom-com scenes and I hope the comedy shines through. It was a nightmare to shoot as the arms and legs were falling off the models. We just wanted to enjoy the process of making music videos and that’s exactly what we wanted to create,” says guitarist Mick Dempsey.
This is the first release in over two years for the group, but they have already planned two more releases later this year.
“It feels like the start of something new for both of us and we’re excited to see what people think of the new songs. We just want to be as prolific as possible and let our music do the talking for us,” Mulrooney offered.
“It’s Your Fault Too” will be released on Tuesday, June 21.