Kilkenny’s 49th and Main sign to Counter Records and share new single Streetlights


Irish dance duo 49th and main signed a global record deal with Counter Records, an imprint of legendary dance label Ninja Tune (Bicep, Bonobo, Floating Points), an impressive feat for the Kilkenny act who only started releasing music ‘two years ago.

Successful singles such as Catch the eyes and You don’t like it? helped the duo of Ben O’Sullivan and Paddy King surpass 20 million streams and gain around 500,000 monthly listeners on Spotify. News of the deal comes with a new radio-friendly single Floor lamps.

‘Streetlights’ is a song about the eternal journey to find peace of mind“, explains the group of the new indie-laden dance floor. “Whether it’s drinking ‘six pints’ or ‘getting high alone in the moonlight’, we all have our own way of doing things. Everyone deserves a fair shot in their own piece of paradise. And during times of darkness, I hope streetlights can be a guide and let in some light.

The song is written through internalized conversations with the voice deep in your head. The type of conversations that no one will ever hear and even if they did hear, they probably wouldn’t understand. In ‘Streetlights’ similarities are drawn between a troubled mind and a city full of conflict and the resolution that can be found in reconnecting with your ‘true self’.

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