Belfast’s Sea Pinks have released more bittersweet guitar pop, with their brand new, one-off single Run and Run on 27th April via CF Records. With a wonderful response to their indie pop, the band will no doubt treat us to more in the year.

The band’s singer, guitarist and songwriter Neil Brogan spoke to The Fountain about how the name Sea Pinks came about as well as their recent performance at Handmade Festival.

TF: A new track release, you must be ecstatic?

Ecstatic is maybe too strong a word. Therapeutic maybe.

TF: And, what can we expect from you later in the year, an EP, an LP?

Both of those? People are fucking sick enough of us as it is. Maybe one or the other, play your cards right.

TF: And where did you draw the inspiration for your band name from?

Just walking about near where my folks live, which is along the shores of Belfast lough. Sea Pinks flowers pop up around this time of year. They are perennials, tough, pretty, often overlooked. Remind you of anyone?

TF: What has it been like working with CF Records to record this single?

They are idiots.

TF: What has been your favourite gig to date?

There’s been a few. Playing in Italy last year at Handmade Festival was a recent blast.

Photo courtesy of Miguel Martin.