Souvenirs – I Draw Slow

Dublin five piece, I Draw Slow, release their brand new single, ‘Souvenirs’ on Friday 22nd August. This is the second single to be taken from their critically acclaimed album WHITE WAVE CHAPEL. To celebrate the release of this single, I Draw Slow will play a headline show in Whelan’s, Dublin on the single release date.

This show marks a welcome return to Ireland for the band following their sell-out US tour. Tickets for this show are priced at €13 and are available from

‘Souvenirs’ is the second track to be taken from WHITE WAVE CHAPEL The track is a wonderful example of the album’s complexity and highlights the vocal harmonies and the delicate song-writing of Dave and Louise Holden.

‘Souvenir’ is the hook that sinks you, because White Wave Chapel is that rarest of beasts; an album that gets better the longer it goes on. Each song tops the last…Souvenir is the first sign that you’re listening to something special, a lovely melody allied to a fragile vocal with a lullaby-simplicity reminiscent of Patty Griffin at her most delicate. White Wave Chapel is that rarest of beasts; an album that gets better the longer it goes on…’

Folk Radio UK

‘Souvenirs’ follows the hit ‘Valentine’ which was playlisted on many radio stations across the country. The band has a huge fan base which includes collaborators from Ireland’s thriving creative community. Two such fans are actors Hugh O’ Conor (The Stag) and Aidan Gillen (Game of Thrones) who chose to direct and star in the video for ‘Valentine’. The video was shot in Dublin and has received over 20,000 views online. I Draw Slow’s earlier video for the track ‘Goldmine’ has topped 80,000 views online!

WHITE WAVE CHAPEL was released in February this year and garnered rave reviews. The album topped the iTunes Ireland folk chart within days of its release and made it to #2 in the overall iTunes Ireland Album Chart the day after it went on sale.

WHITE WAVE CHAPEL was named Album of the Week by RTE Radio 1 and brought the band prime time TV appearances and considerable national airplay.The release drew praise from fans and music critics and confirmed I Draw Slow as a musical force to be reckoned with at home and abroad.

‘Captivating’ – Irish Times

‘Achingly beautiful’ – Hotpress

‘Polished & gutsy’ – Sunday Times

Praise for the album is not limited to Ireland; reviews began to appear across print, radio and online media in Europe and the US.

‘This is a captivating, exciting, energetic group with some fantastic songs to present’…

“You’d think this band comes from right out of Appalachia, save for the slightest lilt in Louise Holden’s singing voice.  But this band comes from Dublin, Ireland, and has recently been endearing fans of Gillian Welch, old-time music, and local festivals like Skunkfest and Merlefest with their beautiful songs and overall sound. A new WNCW favorite!

WHITE WAVE CHAPEL was just released in the US, where the band have a considerable fan base. I Draw Slow is one of Ireland’s music success stories, their talent and sound securing them a deal with the famed Pinecastle record label.

WHITE WAVE CHAPEL was recorded in Dublin late last year with legendary producer Brian Masterson, whose production credits include recordings with Planxty, The Chieftans, Christy Moore, Alison Krauss, Katie Melua and Natalie Merchant.

I DRAW SLOW have been playing and recording together since 2008 when siblings Louise and Dave Holden were joined by Adrian Hart (violin), Colin Derham (clawhammer banjo) and Konrad Liddy (Double Bass).  WHITE WAVE CHAPEL is their third release which follows debut album, Downside and the critically acclaimed sophomore release, Redhills.

(I DRAW SLOW give) ‘American top league equivalents a run for their money, with finely crafted songs offering a unique angle of storytelling unlike any other roots band out there”.

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