Royseven were recently awarded the Choice Music Prize Song of the Year award in Dublin’s Olympia for their much-loved number one song We Should Be Lovers, which was the most played Irish song on Irish radio last year and is taken from the band’s number one album You Say, We Say.
Fans voted for their favourite song from a list of 10 short-listed singles including The Coronas, The Kanyu Tree and This Club and over 10,000 votes were cast.
“We could not have won this award without the support and dedication of all our fans. With our lead singer Paul Walsh being from Clonmel we have always enjoyed great support from our fans in Tipperary so would like to thank everyone in Clonmel and the county in general who voted for us and their unending support. This is very special to us”, said lead guitarist Eamonn Barrett.
Royseven recently performed We Should be Lovers to three quarters of a million people when they were the first live guest act to perform on RTE’s The Voice of Ireland show.
Last year Royseven confirmed themselves as one of the best live Irish bands around with headline performances at Sea Sessions and the Rose Of Tralee Festival amongst many others, together with guesting with The Kaiser Chiefs and were specially invited by Duran Duran to open for them at Dublin’s O2. Royseven’s capped off 2011 with their own sold-out headline show at Dublin’s Academy.
With Royseven’s new single Walls about to hit the radio in Ireland, this year looks set to be even busier and the band are currently in demand for more Irish tours.
The boys are also looking forward to the release of You Say, We Say in Germany later this year. We Should Be Lovers will feature as the lead track from German movie, Unter Frauen, which will also be released in Germany in May.
Royseven were the faces and voices behind the launch of Volkswagen’s car Up all across Europe last year and starred in their very own TV ad.
“We’ve been through a long process since our last album in 2006”, said Paul Walsh, lead singer of Royseven. “It’s been a considerable journey but a very worthwhile one. We are signed to an amazing label in Roadrunner Records (Warner Music in Ireland) and the support and enthusiasm they have for us is wonderful.”