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Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020 at 10:26am
When Declan doesn't like my lyrics he usually asks for a second or third opinion. No one seems too impressed with them here. https://t.co/iTpCfS70Ra the4ofus photo
Tuesday, September 22nd, 2020 at 5:50am
Declan snaps the photographer. Will Rolls in the hot seat. https://t.co/jP1FpxLBUL the4ofus photo
Saturday, September 19th, 2020 at 7:05am
Thanks to Fiachna for giving this a spin on his fab show on RTE RADIO 1 last night

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The 4 Of UsFriday, September 25th, 2020 at 7:00am
We had just parted ways with CBS Records. They'd told us we were taking too long to make records and wanted us to write and demo our third within six months.

FREE DOWNLOAD Turn On (From the unreleased album Amplifier)
here: http://bit.ly/The4OfUs-TurnOn

After that, they would have a listen and if they liked it, they would greenlight our next album.

We refused, seeing the deadline as a lack of faith on their part. As a result, that working relationship ended.

In retrospect, they had a point.

We then retreated to our home base in Belfast with the bright idea of setting up a home studio in the sitting room, where we could work at our own pace and make the album we wanted to make.

In retrospect, not a good idea.

Declan is a night owl while I am an early bird by nature. This could cause problems, as became evident when Dad and Mum went on holiday and left Bruce, the dog, with us for two weeks.

Bruce would rise with me, bright and early, and follow me around for the first half of the day. Declan, who always worked late in the studio, wouldn't get up until lunchtime.

The dog would then start shadowing him until he went to bed.

This meant that the poor thing was exposed to a lot of loud music and only got about two hours of sleep a night.

A few days after our parents collected him, Dad rang me to find out why Bruce appeared to be comatose. And why he was staggering around when he did wake up.

We should have seen this as an early warning sign.

When we weren't working on the album, we were watching MTV and its steady flow of hip hop and rock. Before we knew it, this started to rub off on our own music.

We were using vocal effects and Declan had his Les Paul turned up to 11 at every opportunity. You can hear this on what was to be our first single Turn On.

It's disconcerting to watch your album go out of date while you're still making it but that's what it felt like after two years working on Amplifier in our bunker.

Ultimately, we abandoned it and went in a completely different direction with Classified Personal.

Yet, when we returned to it many years later, we found ourselves really enjoying it all over again.

Feel free to listen/download the song

FREE DOWNLOAD Turn On (From the unreleased album Amplifier)
here: http://bit.ly/The4OfUs-TurnOn

Brendan and Declan ❤

Many thanks to director Maurice Linnane and Dreamchaser Productions.
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The 4 Of UsWednesday, September 23rd, 2020 at 1:23pm
When Declan doesn't like my lyrics he usually asks for a second or third opinion. No one seems too impressed with them here during the making of Fingerprints.

FREE DOWNLOAD Blue (From the album Fingerprints) here:
https://bit.ly/3bdjERD
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The 4 Of UsTuesday, September 22nd, 2020 at 8:49am
Declan snaps the photographer. Will Rolls in the hot seat.