Everyday Solution goes edgy with new name

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NEW DIRECTION Formerly Everyday Solution, Tall Trees’s new sound is moving away from pop and more towards rock.

After X Factor success, Swinford group Everyday Solution become Tall Trees and change their sound

Ger Flanagan

Talented Mayo band Everyday Solution, of X Factor fame, are celebrating their most recent successes by releasing a new single ‘Forgive and Forget’ under their new name, Tall Trees.
The band, who all hail from Swinford, made it furthest of any Irish Group in this year’s competition, receiving both British and Irish TV time on their journey. They finally exited the show on the nerve-wracking Six Chair Challenge, where they were praised for being ‘authentic’.
Although disappointed at falling just short at the final stage before ‘Judge’s Houses’, the high-octane experience gave the band further profile. Now, as Tall Trees, the band have marked a new departure into rockier music.
So why did the band decide to rebrand so soon after their X Factor success?
“It was actually nothing to do with the X Factor really,” band member and guitarist Stephen McDonnell (22) told The Mayo News.
“We have been Everyday Solution since Second Year in school, so it’s kind of something to mature us really. We planned on changing it for months but could never come up with a suitable name, so when we got back from X Factor and were wondering what to do next, we got thinking about changing the name and then released a new song within a week.”
Having previously performed in front of sold-out shows all over Ireland and in esteemed venues such as Vicar Street, Cork Opera House, The Olympia, Ulster Hall and Croke Park, along with supporting the likes of Hometown and Shane Filan (formerly of Westlife), Tall Trees have already accumulated vast experience, despite their young age.
The band’s new single ‘Forgive and Forget’, which was fully written and produced by all five members of the group, marks their latest venture into their new form.
“It’s kind of a love song, a heart-break kind of thing,” Stephen explained.
“Since we started back in Second and Third Year, we were a very poppy band, and with changing the name and the maturing of the band, we have gone to a more rocky sound. It’s kind of more edgy and rocky, but still kind of has that pop thing going.
“We all listen to different types of music, from heavy metal to traditional Irish, so we all have our own unique input.”
The band also revealed plans for a show of their own in Dublin in the coming months, with a date TBC. Watch this space!

‘Forgive and Forget’ is available now to download on Spotify, Apple Music and iTunes. You can follow the band’s upcoming activities on their Facebook page ‘Tall Trees’ and on Twitter at @Tall_Trees.