HamsandwicH are set to celebrate 20 years with the release of ‘Good Friday’ on April 7 with a series of live shows to follow around the country. ‘Good Friday’ is the closing track from HamsandwicH’s 2022 album ‘Magnify’.

The track holds lots of sentimental value for the band who formed at a Good Friday party (remember those?) the track also features the voice of their late manager Derek Nally.

Of the single singer Niamh Farrell says: “Good Friday has received a great response from fans old and new, it’s a very special song to the band as you can hear our late manager Derek Nally’s voice in the song. The song is a homage to 20 years of HamsandwicH and holding on to friendships through tough times.”

Guitarist Brian Darcy goes on to say: “This track quickly became a fan favourite for many on their first play of our new album Magnify. It’s has a great bass groove that loops around for most of the track. The dark synths with hopeful lyrics create the perfect musical backdrop to end the album.”

‘Magnify’ saw the band working with producer Michael Heffernan (Dermot Kennedy, Ailbhe Reddy, Thumper) for the first time as well as Justin Gerrish (Vampire Weekend, The Strokes, Yeah Yeah Yeahs) and Emily Lazar and Chris Allgood (Beck, Haim) who mastered the record.

You can listen to Good Friday below.

Tour Dates

April 29 – Live at St. Luke’s, Cork (Acoustic)

April 30 – Feile na Bealtaine, St. James’ Church, Dingle (Acoustic)

May 20 – Stables, Mullingar (Acoustic)

May 26 – Mike the Pies, Listowel (Acoustic)

June 3 – Wildroots Festival, Sligo

July 8 – Sult Festival, Donegal

August 6 – Indiependence, Cork

October 21 – Olympia Theatre, Dublin