Cork band The Elation are set to release their brand new single, XO, on Soundcloud on the 31st of January. The band, consisting of Chris Cansdale on Vocals, Declan Kelleher on Bass and Keys, Billy Whelan on Guitar and Luke Tai on Drums and Percussion, played their very first gig as part of last years Indiependence festival, therefore setting the bar very high from the off. The single was recorded in London with famous producer Andy Whitmore (who’s previously produced for acts such as Atomic Kitten, Peter Andre and Elton John) in the space of 3 weeks. The song is an upbeat, synth-led ode to working hard and partying harder. The songs is sonically very impressive, and the experience of the producer is noticeable from the off; the instrumentation and lyrics are of such a quality that the end product has no obvious flaws. Catchy, musical and authentic, it’s song that, while it may not blend entirely on first listen, will crawl up and become the song you can’t stop hearing. To promote the single release, the band are playing gigs throughout Cork in February, check out their facebook page for dates and future releases.