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KNEECAP sign to Heavenly Recordings and join forces with Grian Chatten on "Better Way To Live"

16 November 2023, 14:48 | Written by Tyler Damara Kelly

Irish rap trio KNEECAP have shared their Toddla T-produced debut single for Heavenly Recordings, "Better Way To Live".

Fontaines D.C.'s frontman Grian Chatten lends a verse to KNEECAP's track, whilst his band mate Tom Coll joins on drums.

Talking about the track, which is accompanied by a Peadar Gill directed video filmed in Madden’s Bar in Belfast (where Grian and Kneecap first met), KNEECAP said: ""A Better Way To Live" is all about finding that little spark of joy in the monotony, in the day-to-day things that you barely bat an eye at. In between the moments of that repetitive lift of the pint, or spark of a cigarette, there is an opportunity for bliss. Underneath that constant noise, there is a silence that can breathe new life and inspiration breaking through the mundane."

KNEECAP play three English headline dates at the end of November where they will be joined by fellow Heavenly Recordings artist OneDa including a London date at Electric Ballroom on 29 November. Additionally, ‘The Kneecap biopic film’, written and directed by Rich Peppiatt (One Rogue Reporter) and starring Michael Fassbender is due for release in early 2024.

KNEECAP – Mo Chara, Móglaí Bap, and DJ Próvaí – had their first release, 2017’s C.E.A.R.T.A, banned from Irish radio station RTÉ due to "drug references and cursing". The ban in no way influenced the band’s future output.

"Better Way To Live" is out now via Heavenly Recordings.

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