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Subplots are Phil Boughton and Daryl Chaney. 'Colourbars' marks the first new release by the band in over 5 years. A marked departure from their debut album 'Nightcycles', the track is the first taste of their forthcoming second album, due later this year on their own Cableattack!! Records imprint.
The track is available for free download at the band's Bandcamp page (


"The trio twist these intricate songs into works of beauty and uplifting sadness with their offbeat structures and ornate melodies… Listen attentively, and prepare to be completely ensnared in the narrative" 4/5 - The Irish Times

"Subplots have somehow managed to exceed all expectations with their debut album. Following last year’s acclaimed We Carved Our Names in Glass EP, Nightcycles sounds melodic, dark, ambitious, anguished, delicate and, above all, great. 8/10 - AU"

“Nightcycles is an astonishingly accomplished debut from a band that deserves your investigation” 4/5 - RTÉ Guide

"Unfussy guitars, stabs of brass and a rock-solid rhythm section are all this genuinely impressive collection is built upon. Definately a band to watch. " 4/5 - Mail on Sunday

"Nightcycles contains some of the most beautifully crafted songs you're likely to hear this year." 8/10 -

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