Fall Head Over Heels In Love With Indie-Folk Duo McDermott & North’s Nostalgic New Single ‘Elope’

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Previous Support for McDermott & North

“this is such feel good 60s tinged pop that backs up the positive spin on bad stuff happening message with a sunny sounding song.
4 / 5 (Declan Byrne, Triple J) [About ‘All Things Come And Go’]

“After jamming out to ‘All Things Come and Go’ for months, I thought I’d better explore the McD & N back catalogue, and I’m not disappointed! This is gorgeous, and just affirms my love for McDermott & North! These guys are all class.”
(Lachie Pringle, Triple J) [About ‘All Things Come And Go’]

“Definitely hearing the Kinks influence here. I can’t give higher praise than that. Really lovely classic songwriting: a little bit sunny, a little bit wistful, a joy to have in the ears.”
(Dan Condon, Triple J) [About ‘All Things Come And Go’]

“Patrick McDermott and Rhys North, have spent the past number of years carving out a sound that feels both grounded and explorative; it’s rooted in an earnest kind of folky warmth, but stretches into spaces of pure melodic ecstasy. Seriously, these guys really know how to write a chorus.”
(Happy Magazine)

“Clearly dedicated to the preservation of the song…”
(Gary Crowley, BBC Radio)

“A slice of gorgeous, blissful pop”
(Mark Rogers, RNZ)

Beloved indie folk songwriters McDermott & North are back with their heartfelt sounds, this time with a sweet and sophisticated plea to marry a lover in their new single ‘Elope’. It’s guaranteed to charm from the moment it waltzes through the airwaves on September 28.

The talented songwriting duo have been winning hearts around the East Coast with their busking performances and beautiful songs since 2016, from which time their dedicated fanbase has amassed and only continues to grow. Their charismatic music making has likewise caught the attention of artists Ben Lee and Alex Lloyd, and consequently invited them to support on their separate tours. Stages at BluesfestTEDX Talks Brisbane and Bigsound have also showcased the pair in 2019, and they’ve two sold-out headline shows in their hometown – just to name a few.

The innocently earnest ‘Elope’ is sure to once again melt hearts, as Patrick McDermott and Rhys North do so well, with this release being their second for the year after the swaying 60s-inspired tune, ‘All Things Come And Go’.

This considered and carefully-crafted song is set to evoke nostalgic memories of that sweet, innocent feeling of being so hopelessly in love that you’re ready to abandon everything and tie the knot. Weaving through romantic invitations to escape into the sunset, declarations of love and heading down the aisle, ‘Elope’ charms all the way through with beautiful harmonies that glide effortlessly to a climactic final chorus, pirouettes through waves of strings before landing gracefully on an impressive baritone outro.

“Elope” was written during Patrick McDermott’s first real relationship. It’s about vulnerability and innocence of the heart when you’re caught in the throes of love.

McDermott continues,How naive that total infatuation you feel for your first true love is, how you would blindly commit to leaving everyone and everything to be solely with that person. Though the relationship didn’t last, the song stands to represent the concept more than it does the person whom it was written for. It’s something many have experienced at some point and the melody serves to further romanticise those times and feelings.”

McDermott & North have made fans far and wide over the past few years, with media support here at home from Triple J, ABC Breakfast Radio, and globally with National NZ Radio and BBC Radio London / Scotland / Belfast, as well as receiving features from Scenestr, Beat Magazine, Forte Mag, The Music, The Creative Issue, Girl.com.au, MILKY, and many more.

Prepare to get down on one knee and fall in love with McDermott & North’s beautiful new tune ‘Elope’ when it’s unveiled on September 28. McDermott & North will be on tour with their band throughout September and October which includes three acoustic shows supporting Alex Lloyd.

McDermott & North Tour
Sept 30 – The Gasometer Hotel, Melbourne
Oct 1 – Hiway Bar, Sydney
Oct 7 – The Metropolitan Hotel, Mackay*
Oct 8 – Mansfield Hotel, Townsville*
Oct 9 – Dunwoody’s Hotel, Cairns*
Oct 14 – Nightquarter, Sunshine Coast (Acoustic)
Oct 22 – O’Skulligans, Brisbane
Oct 23 – Dust Temple, Gold Coast

*Supporting Alex Lloyd (Acoustic Shows)
More info and tickets via mcdermottandnorth.com/tour


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