Áine Tyrell delivers anthems for humanity with her new album Return to the Sea

Our adopted sister Áine Tyrell is a symbol for multiculturalism, with her latest album blending modern Irish with a twist of Aussie rock n’ roll.

Those already familiar with her previous works may be surprised with how much our Aussie rock has influenced the Irish songstress, but it’s definitely a pretty cool growth of her sound.

Aine Tyrell Return to the sea
Photo: Donatella Parisini

Hailing all the way from the west coast of Ireland, Áine Tyrell brings the sounds of her home to Australia with a magical modern and rock n’ roll spin.

Return to the Sea immediately captures the essence of Ireland sonically, but gives it new space and breathing room. It is a musical journey for Tyrell, sharing her passion for exploration and travel to new places, real and musically.

The record was inspired by Tyrell’s recent return to her homeland and the emotions surrounding revisiting the people and places that built her. But above all this, Return To The See is an activism record.

Tyrell explains: “Return to The Sea is about standing in power, owning your own skin and making sense of the shared responsibility we have as humans. The album embraces stories that have inspired me to do more than just sit and hope for change.”

This message is particularly clear in tracks like Hear Us Sing and Born to Do This, where Tyrell calls for peace, respect, and no more harm to come to those who we perceive as different to us.

Hope Will See Me Through is a sweet, uplifting track that despite the worst we go through, all we can do it hope and that can get us past it. It’s a truly beautiful track, definitely worth listening through the whole record for.

Ending on a track with a Celtic name, Tyrell catches us by surprise. I’ll not spoil it, but it marries her new Aussie home with her Celtic roots perfectly. Make this the album you listen to today.

Catch Áine Tyrrell live at any of the following dates:

February 8th – Boo Radley’s Hall, Gleanreah NSW
February 9th – Wauchope Arts Centre, Wauchope NSW
February 10th – A Few Good Women, Federal Hall, Federal NSW
February 16th – Studio 188 Ipswich QLD
February 28th – Bar 459, Perth WA
March 2nd-3rd – Nannup Music Festival, Nannup WA
March 4th – Kidogo Arthouse, Fremantle WA
March 8th – Soho Living Arts, Hobart TAS * Support Dane Kennedy
March 9-11 – Nayiri Niara Good Spirit Festival, Bruny Island TAS
March 17th – Irish Embassy Canberra
March 28th – Dusty Attic, Lismore NSW
March 29th – St Martins Hall, Mullumbimby NSW
April 7th – Trinity Sessions, Adelaide SA * Support Dane Kennedy
May 2nd – Gasometer, Melbourne VIC
May 3rd– Newport Bowling Club
May 9th – Vanguard, Sydney NSW

More info here.