Taking its inspiration from Marilyn Monroe’s 2011 autobiography, Butterfly is a celebration of hope in the face of despair and adversity, differentiating itself from the generic indie rock debut with an eclectic range of stylistic borrowings and sophisticated vocals to overlay a clever, yet simple, guitar loop.
Comparisons to Fleetwood Mac don’t feel off the mark, and throughout the four and a half minute narrative, it’s quite easy to become lost in the rabbit hole of mesmerising lyrics and instrumental intricacies. Despite this, on the whole, the track’s actually quite straightforward, which makes it memorable. The repetitive structure of the song, supported by that constant riff as its backbone, ensures that, despite it’s thematic depth, the tracks never wanders too far away from where it started.
The four-piece have moved away from typical indie trends, too, performing at the Royal Albert Hall, Dublin’s National Concert Hall and the Royal Opera House, all before the release of their debut EP. The strengths of the band are in their ability to come together and shape their individual proficiencies into a smooth harmony of inspirations and idiosyncrasies.