Brothers Harry and Alfie Hudson-Taylor are, musically at least, very much a product of the Dublin streets. Long-time buskers, they’ve evolved over a decade into a traveling folk-pop juggernaut, a slow-forged success that has pushed from the corner of Grafton Street to American tours and European adventures. They’re now feeding that travel experience back into their work.
New album ‘Loving Everywhere I Go’ is very much a nod to the highs of it all. “Just being in New York, doing support slots for Hozier, and the EPs being recorded in Seattle, the hub of grunge, gave us a mixture of genres and influences that are not necessarily conscious, but you allow them all to feed in” Alfie Hudson-Taylor tells us.
“The songwriting is very influenced by our travels. We started working on this album back in 2017 in Seattle, and it would have been out a while ago, apart from the Hozier tour happening, so we did an EP instead, and toured that. For the album, the producer really challenged us to try new things.”
“There are little bits of pop and hip-hop that give it a modern edge. It’s not brash, but they’ve been captured in a way that we really like. Some people think we’re real folky and acoustic, others think it’s really pop. It seems to depend on what they normally listen to. So we’re in a weird spot but that makes it very fun to work on the sections of our songs. We sit in this kind of ‘live band’ type space.”