Alan Aylward of King Kong Company has shared his debut single ‘Hello and Welcome’ which sees the Kilkenny songwriter embrace a more mainstream dance sound than his frolicking endeavours with KKC. Here the guitarist embraces the influences of acts such as Leftfield, Death in Vegas and Chemical Brothers.

Aylward describes the track as being “a-whet- your-appetite banger for the post-lockdown pre-comedown belter of a pent-up-night out we’ve all been waiting for.” There’s no indication whether this is a once-off solo venture or whether ‘Hello and Welcome’ is the first slice of a larger project. We’ll keep you in the loop when we find out.