Columbia Mills Announce Headline Dublin Show
The Academy
Friday 25th November 2o22
Tickets €20 Incl booking fee
Doors 7pm | Over 18's | ID Required
Tickets go on sale this Friday at 10am

Following the release of their title track ‘Heart Of A Nation’,  Columbia Mills returns with a brand new single ‘Addiction’, due out this Friday, 29th April 2022. 

To celebrate the release of their upcoming third album, the band has announced an Irish and UK headline tour for October / November 2022. The tour includes a headline show at The Academy, Dublin on 25th November 2022.


Speaking about ‘Addiction’ lead singer Fiachra Treacy said: “In society, there seems to be a lack of sympathy towards addicts, particularly those on the margins of society. The song tells the story of the hopeless cyclical nature of addiction. We have framed the song with a euphoric upbeat sound to try and disguise it as a love song. There is an effort to highlight the strength of addiction and compare it with the helpless feeling of falling in love and losing control- something everyone can sympathise with.”



“Ireland’s answer to The National” - John Kennedy 


“Columbia Mills has emerged and remained one of Ireland's consistently great bands over the last few years and like any great band they push the boundaries of their sound in ever interesting and ear-catching directions” - Ed Smith, Today FM 


Heart of a Nation is an intensely satisfying pulsing indie synth track from one of Ireland's best bands.” - Kate Brennan Harding, RTÉ Arena, and RTÉ 2FM Contributor 


"After my first listen, of ‘Heart of a Nation’, this song became instantly stuck in my head. The sinister 80s-like synth arrangements work so perfectly to soundtrack the dire situation which is eloquently explored across the lyrics. Tonally, this is a very promising teaser for Columbia Mills' forthcoming record." - Zara Hedderman, Totally Dublin / RTÉ Arena Contributor 



Described by John Kennedy (Radio X) as Ireland’s answer to The National. Columbia Mills are regulars at festivals such as Indiependence, Longitude, and Electric Picnic and have supported world-class acts like Ride, Public Service Broadcasting, and Palace. On top of this, they have also toured Ireland & the UK with a string of headline shows at venues such as Whelans, King Tuts, and Sebright Arms.


Columbia Mills previous two albums 2017’s A Safe Distance to Watch and 2020’s CCTV – evoked a foreboding sense of place, time and thought. For some, the music was the aural equivalent of walking through disheveled subways, lit by flickering fluorescent lamps, in socially malnourished urban centres; for others, the music was a celebration of inclusiveness, camaraderie, experiencing solemn emotions with groups of friends, secure in the knowledge that the light at the end of the tunnel was exactly that and not a shimmering mirage. 


As album number three is set for release later this year, it officially constitutes a body of work as well as creative commitment and investment. Fiachra’s sense of Columbia Mills’ progression from their debut album onwards is rooted in self-assertiveness.


Columbia Mills are:

Fiachra Treacy

Ste Ward

Uisneagh Treacy

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