Formed in 2012, Department are a 4 piece indie-rock band from Dublin. They’ve been in the studio working with Phillip Magee (Kodaline, The Academic), and now are planning to release their debut EP next year. To tie us over until then, they released a new song ‘You Just Don’t Get It’, accompanied by a music video chronicling the hype and heartache of stardom.
They name The Police, Michael Jackson, Arctic Monkey’s and The Killers as their main musical influences, and you can definitely see where they’re coming from on that one. It has the flow of The Police, the soul of Michael Jackson, the swag of Arctic Monkeys and the catchy indie hooks of The Killers.
‘You Just Don’t Get It’ is an poppy indie-rock anthem with the huge potential to be a number one hit both in mainstream and the alternative scene. They have that perfect balance of being the right amount of radio-friendly without sounding exactly like everyone else. It’s hyped me right up for this debut EP! Is it 2016 yet?
Words by Lissa