Seán and Conor Price - Brothers sign with London label for new EP release

By Hayden Moore

Brothers Seán and Conor Price, who released their latest single ‘I Hate This’ back at the end of June, have announced that they have signed a massive record deal.

The duo exploded onto the music scene back in 2017 when they starred on The X Factor, making it to the quarter-finals.

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Seán and Conor Price

Blessington natives Sean (19) and Conor (17) have signed with independent London-based record label frtyfve with a view to release an new EP.

Set to be released next month, in November, the lads feel as though they have finally landed with the right label to release their first full EP.

Their dad John Price, who is also their business manager spoke with The Echo about what we can see from his boys now that they have signed a record deal and how it came to be.

“Sean and Conor have been extremely busy over the past 24 months writing and releasing music independently. This record deal with Frtyfve is for an EP which will be released in November 2019. There will also be two singles released through Frtyfve.

“This is an exciting time for Sean and Conor, they have been made offers from labels and record companies over the past 24 months, but they didn’t feel right. After being approached by Frtyfve, Sean and Conor knew this felt right this time.

“They are pretty excited with the deal and, more importantly, the music they are about to release. Frtyfve have a global presence and will bring Sean and Conors Music to other countries and grow their audience. Conor is still in 5th year at Naas CBS and Sean is at BIMM studying music.

“They are both focused on their music career and working with a record label allows them to develop globally.”

Sean and Conor are set to play in the Academy later this year on December 29 with tickets on sale from Ticketmaster.

On a personal level, John spoke of how proud he was to see the lads go from busking on Grafton Street in all sorts of weather at the age of 11 and 13 to now putting pen to paper on their first deal with a label just six years later.

“As their father and business manager I am very happy to see Sean and Conor develop their music careers. They spent four years busking in Grafton Street when Conor was 11 and Sean was 13, in rain, hail, sleet and snow days.

“When they were 13 and 15 they released their first EP Change which went to number 3 in the iTunes charts. The X factor came out of the blue and they never expected to get to the quarter-finals and tour 14 Arena’s around the UK & Ireland.

“The past two years have seen them tour, release music and develop their music style and importantly learn about the music business. I think now is the perfect time for them to sign a label deal as they have put in a six-year apprenticeship so far.

“We are a close family and both Karen, myself and their sister Sarah are delighted for them. They have big plans for the next 12 months so watch this space.”

As for Frtyfve, they’re a new enough record label helmed by former president of Warner Music, Conrad Withey, that previously had chart-topping hits with Calum Scott’s ‘Dancing On My Own’ and the UK Christmas number one with influencer LadBaby.

Tickets to see Sean and Conor Price in the Academy on December 29 are available from Ticketmaster for €28.

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