Bangor four-piece, The Florentinas have released their debut single ‘Sandcastles’ today. ‘Sandcastles’ was recorded by Rocky O’Reilly at Start Together Studios, Belfast, and captures the indie rock capability of the young four-piece, who cite Two Door Cinema Club and Nothing But Thieves as inspiration.
On the single, the band commented; “I guess the song is about relationships we experience as people, not in a romantic sense but rather a much broader sense. Relationships are something that we encounter on a daily basis and that essentially shape us.
It’s natural that as we develop, relationships end as people mature and outgrow each other, and sometimes the easiest thing to do is to reminisce these periods in life rather than forcibly restore a relationship that is no longer there.”
The Florentinas are a four-piece alternative rock band from Bangor, Co. Down. Formed in early 2019, Paddy, Jacob, Luke and Jakob quickly garnered attention following live performances in Belfast.
In summer 2019, The Florentinas were invited to record a BBC Introducing Maida Vale session. Upon joining forces with Snow Patrol frontman Gary Lightbody’s artist development company, Third Bar, The Florentinas made their television debut on BBC Northern Ireland’s ‘Sounds New’ and recorded live sessions for Open House Festival and the Oh Yeah Music Centre.
In 2020 they signed a major publishing deal with BMG in London.
November 2021 will see the band support Nothing But Thieves in the Ulster Hall and in Dublin’s 3Olympia.