A three-piece from County Wicklow, Ireland. Friends and bandmates since school days, Wyvern Lingo share a gift for close harmony, keen song-craft and effervescent live performance which belies their tender years. Drawing on a diverse range of influences from pop, rock and R’n’B, their voices interweave to create a fresh, forward-looking sound.
A self-released EP caught the ear of Irish label Rubyworks, and the band toured with Hozier in the UK and at home; Karen and Caoimhe both putting in a double shift by singing backing vocals for their Wicklow friend. Karen also duets with Hozier on the haunting ‘In A Week’ on his multi-platinum debut album.
“SHIVER-INDUCINGLY CATHARTIC USE OF HARMONY – IN EACH SONG IT HITS YOU AFRESH HOW ELECTRIFYING THE HUMAN VOICE CAN BE” - Golden Plec
Wyvern Lingo released their first EP for Rubyworks - called ‘Letter To Willow’ - in 2016. Three of the tracks were recorded in Cologne, Germany with Sierra-Leonean / German artist-producer Patrice Bart-Williams, best known in Europe for his work with Selah Sue, Cody ChestnuTT and Keziah Jones. These tracks were mixed in Paris by Philippe Weiss (Dragonette, George Clinton, K’naan). Additional recording for the title track took place in Dublin with Rob Kirwan (Hozier, PJ Harvey) at the controls.
“A COMPELLING COMBINATION OF POP, ROCK AND R ‘N’ B THAT EXUDES PLENTY OF PASSION AND INTENSITY” - Pure M
Early 2017 has seen the band touring in Holland, Germany and Sweden. The band are currently recording their debut album for Rubyworks, which will be released later this year.