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First single 'Sarcasm Is Sexy' from new Undercover Martians EP

Updated: Sep 25, 2022

Sexy? Really? We think so and UM are back with their poppiest single to date.


Track: Sarcasm Is Sexy

Band: Undercover Martians

Released: September 23 2022

Cover art for Charm Offensive by SWEETS

Quirky North West Ireland indie 4 piece Undercover Martians are back with the first single taken from their upcoming 5 track EP.

Sarcasm Is Sexy was initially written in late 2018 and first performed back in early 2019. They recorded all their previous music with friend of Blowtorch, Anthony Wall. They have changed up the approach for their debut EP, and worked with Luke Devaney from The Blue Room Studio in Grange, Co. Sligo.

The band reckon "the song is our poppiest to date" and we are not inclined to disagree. It still retains some of the rawness of the early singles (recorded by Anthony in a Sligo front room), but is more polished and structured. The opening wah wah guitar figure is a classic indie opening and gives way to Dáithí's distinctive vocals. It's as the track develops that things get more interesting with a soaring sweet falsetto and echoing backing vocals reflecting what is essentially an ode to falling in love.

Lyrically, the song deals with the initial stages of a relationship - all of the nerves and excitement that comes with meeting someone and falling in love for the first time. It simultaneously describes the anxieties and uncertainties of early relationships, as well as the exhilaration that comes with them.

It is the first taste of the band's debut EP and, no sarcasm, we are well looking forward to it.

EP track listing

1) All My Friends

2) Sarcasm is Sexy

3) Jigsaw

4) Rock N’ Roll

5) Only Me and You

Other reviews

You can find an earlier Undercover Martians track Francesca on this Blowtorch compilation


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