In recent years, I feel the music industry has struggles to obtain amazing, long lasting female bands. But let me tell you, things are changing with the band Wyvern Lingo. Wyvern Lingo is an all-female band from Bray, located in county Wicklow, Ireland. I have been following this band for about 2 years now and they are truly defining and embracing what it is to be an all-female band. There are three members in Wyvern Lingo, Caoimhe Barry, Karen Cowley, and Saorise Duare. These talented ladies don’t only sing, but they all play instruments. Caoimhe plays the drums, Karen plays the keyboard and bass synth, and Saorise plays the guitar.
Caoimhe, Karen, and Saorise met each other when they were they were 12 years old and all were playing the same instruments they play today. They bonded over music, became best friends, and started a band. In their early teen years, they gigged a lot around Wicklow; and then several years later, they began to gig around Dublin. Then in 2014 they released their first EP entitled, “The Widow Knows”. This EP was well received and got them their record label, Rubyworks: which is an independent label located in Ireland. From there, Wyvern Lingo released their second EP entitled, “Letter to Willow” in 2016. Wyvern Lingo’s second EP was another hit so in the beginning of March they hit the studio to record their debut album which is expected to drop in early 2018!
Wyvern Lingo is more than your “cookie cutter” female band. This is not only because they all play instruments, but also because of their sound, and the way they harmonize. Wyvern Lingo’s music genre is described as a mix of R&B, Alternative Rock, Jazz, and a bit of Pop all wrapped into one unified sound. On top of their one of a kind sound, these women harmonize unbelievably well. Their harmonies personally leave me speechless and give me goose bumps every time I listen to their song, “Used”.
A unique aspect of the writing process for Wyvern Lingo is that it’s very collaborative. They all participate in writing the lyrics along with all the instrumental parts for all their songs. Furthermore, their lyrics are very relatable and uplifting. For instance, their song, “Used” is a beautiful and empowering song about someone taking a person for granted and making them feel worthless, and then that person realizing that they are being used and gaining the strength to get out of the toxic relationship.
In addition to their music being relatable, they also bring awareness to current social issues within their lyrics. A good example of this is their new banging tune, “I Love You Sadie“. “I Love You Sadie” is not just a killer tune, but it also has an important message within it. The song is clearly about love, but if you listen even closer you will get the sense that the song is about gender stereotypes and that they don’t seem to work for many people; and that it’s so limiting.
Wyvern Lingo is truly making a wonderful name for themselves with their one of a kind sound, beautiful lyrics, and defining what it is to be an all-female group. In January of this year, 2017, Wyvern Lingo won the award as Best Musicians by Steller Magazine. So, if you have never heard of Wyvern Lingo I suggest you check them out and get their music, as you won’t regret this decision. On top of this, I would suggest you see these ladies live because they are amazing! I had the opportunity to see these ladies live this past December while I was studying abroad in Dublin and they were so Amazing! And what better way to see them live than at their single release party for their new single, “I Love You Sadie” on August 25 at the Grand Social in Dublin, Ireland. In addition to this, Wyvern Lingo is currently running a contest for the chance to win FREE tickets to this show. If you’re interested listen up! All you need to do is text/ tweet request their latest single, “I Love You Sadie” to one of the radio stations, take a screenshot of your request and post it to their Facebook page. Even if you don’t win tickets I suggest you go because if you don’t, you will miss out on a great night. Whether you go see them live or just listen to their music, Wyvern Lingo will have you craving more with their remarkable music!
Keeping the growth of music alive, one artist at a time! ~ Morgan Kelley
*All images found on Wyvern Lingo’s Facebook and Twitter pages