Wyvern Lingo are a three-piece from County Wicklow, Ireland.
Karen Cowley: vocals, keyboards, bass synth
Caoimhe Barry: vocals, drums
Saoirse Duane: vocals, guitar
Friends and bandmates since school days, Wyvern Lingo share a gift for close harmony, keen songcraft and effervescent live performance which belies their tender years. Drawing on a diverse range of influences from pop, rock and R’n’B, their voices interweave to create a fresh, forward-looking sound.
A self-released EP caught the ear of Irish label Rubyworks, and the band toured with Hozier in the UK and at home; Karen and Caoimhe both putting in a double shift by singing backing vocals for their Wicklow friend. Karen also duets with Hozier on the haunting ‘In A Week’ on his multi-platinum debut album.
Wyvern Lingo’s debut release for Rubyworks is a four-track EP called ‘Letter To Willow’. Three of the tracks were recorded in Cologne, Germany with Sierra-Leonean / German artist-producer Patrice Bart-Williams, best known in Europe for his work with Selah Sue, Cody ChestnuTT and Keziah Jones. These tracks were mixed in Paris by Philippe Weiss (Dragonette, George Clinton, K’naan). Additional recording for the title track took place in Dublin with Rob Kirwan (Hozier, PJ Harvey) at the controls.
“Shiver-inducingly cathartic use of harmony – in each song it hits you afresh how electrifying the human voice can be.” Golden Plec
“A compelling combination of pop, rock and R ‘N’ B that exudes plenty of passion and intensity.” Pure M
“An exceptional all-round musical talent.” Coup De Main
“Pop trio Wyvern Lingo’s deeply structured vocal harmonies and palpable blend of organic sounds and pop-sensibilities has identified the three-piece as a band on the ascendancy.” The Last Mixed Tape