Overcoats - Whelans
+ special guests Bad Sea
16 May 2017
Hana and JJ started Overcoats while they were college roommates and they co-wrote all twelve songs on ‘YOUNG.’ The two were drawn to each other when they first met as teenagers in 2011, finding connection in a love of diverse musical styles, and forging a closeness that verges on sisterhood. Both members of Overcoats describe the first time hearing each other sing as an epiphany: the harmony of their voices leading to personal, individual discovery.
‘YOUNG’ has earned early praise from Gorilla vs. Bear and NPR's Bob Boilen who said, "the deep friendship between Hana Elion and JJ Mitchell comes across in their vibrant harmonies and the bountiful dance parties that pop up as they go." Co-produced by Nicolas Vernhes (The War On Drugs, Dirty Projectors) and Autre Ne Veut, ‘YOUNG’ is a story about growing up told through the lens of two women who are wise beyond their years.
Overcoats just wrapped a run of dates supporting Maggie Rogers and will embark on a nationwide headlining tour this month, kicking things off with an album release show at Brooklyn’s Rough Trade on April 20th. In addition, the band has picked up dates opening for Joseph this June. Full tour routing can be found below. For a look at their live show, watch their recent Tiny Desk Concert: http://n.pr/2o37jvj
Tickets priced €15 are on sale now through www.ticketmaster.ie & usual outlets nationwide.