Local rockers Dea Montrona’s new single tops charts

Local rockers Dea Montrona’s new single tops charts

9 June 2021

LOCAL band Dea Montrona has hit the high note with their new single release by topping the iTunes rock chart in Ireland on the day of its release.

Stamp On It — by Orláith Forsythe from Dundrum and Mollie Maginn from Carryduff — also went to number four on the iTunes rock chart in the UK last Wednesday.

It’s proof of the massive online following the group has achieved since it was formed in 2018.

Orláith and Mollie, both now aged 21, met as students at Assumption Grammar School in Ballynahinch.

They started off busking and playing covers of hits from Fleetwood Mac and Led Zeppelin.

Joined later by Mollie’s younger sister Mamie (17) on drums, the girls were voted as Most Promising Act in the Hot Press Readers’ poll this year.

However, they have gained more prominence by releasing their own music.

A performance on the Late Late Show on RTE in March saw their track Make you My Star shoot to number one on both the UK and Ireland iTunes rock charts.

Stamp On It was released digitally but will also be released on vinyl later this month where they plan to play a special  live stream broadcast from Belfast to coincide with the release.

Orláith said: “We are so excited for everyone to hear Stamp On It. I think it’s a tune that needs to be played loud. We’re really looking forward to playing it live. This is our first vinyl release and we can’t wait for everyone to their copy.” 

Mollie added: “It started with the bass line and from there the song really just wrote itself. 

“This track has a real feel-good vibe that is so fun to play. It’s our favourite track to date and we just can’t wait for people to hear it and blast it out loud in their cars this summer.”

The single is available to download and purchase on all major streaming platforms.