Declan McKenna

Declan McKenna

 

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Declan Benedict McKenna[1] (born 24 December 1998) is an English singer, songwriter and musician. He initially gained recognition for winning the Glastonbury Festival's Emerging Talent Competition in 2015. McKenna self-released the song "Brazil", a protest song criticising FIFA and the 2014 FIFA World Cup held in Brazil, as his debut single in December 2014. It gained recognition after its re-release in August 2015. It reached number one on Sirius XM Radio's Alt Nation Alt 18 Countdown for 23 January 2016 and held that spot for three weeks. The song also reached number 16 on the U.S. Billboard Alternative Songs chart, number 45 in Japan and number 135 in France. His popularity attracted the attention of many major music labels; he eventually signed to Columbia Records in 2016.

McKenna continued to write and record music for his debut studio album during 2016. During this time, he also performed concerts and appeared at festivals. He released What Do You Think About the Car? through Columbia on 21 July 2017. Songs that appear on the album that were released as singles prior to the album’s release include "Paracetamol", "Isombard" and "The Kids Don't Wanna Come Home", which peaked at number 84 on Belgium's Ultratop Flanders chart. Also during 2017, he made appearances at the Coachella and Lollapalooza festivals.

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Highlights10

What Do You Think About the Car?
 
What Do You Think About the Car?
Humongous
Song
Humongous is a song by musical artist Declan McKenna, released on June 9, 2017.
The Kids Don't Wanna Come Home
Song
The Kids Don't Wanna Come Home is a song by musical artist Declan McKenna, released on January 13, 2017.
Paracetamol
Album
Paracetamol is an album by musical artist Declan McKenna, released on December 4, 2015.

Photos - Declan McKenna39

Popular Albums7

Popular Songs8

Video Game References1

Collaborators & Influencers6

You May Also Be Interested In6

Events1

Other Music-Related Relationships2

Awards & Nominations1

Videos55

Spotify - Albums & Singles11

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Spotify - Appears On1

 

Spotify - Top Tracks10

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Upcoming Concerts61

Stubb's Indoors
Austin, United States
January 31, 2018
Stubbs BBQ
Austin, US
February 1, 2018
Jack's Patio Bar & Grill
San Antonio, US
February 2, 2018
Three Links
Dallas, US
February 3, 2018
Growlers
Memphis, United States
February 4, 2018
Growlers
Memphis, US
February 5, 2018
Mercy Lounge
Nashville, US
February 6, 2018
Eddie's Attic
Decatur, US
February 6, 2018
Crowbar
Tampa, United States
February 8, 2018
Crowbar
Tampa, US
February 9, 2018
1904 Music Hall
Jacksonville, US
February 10, 2018
High Dive
Gainesville, US
February 11, 2018
Cat's Cradle
Carrboro, United States
February 12, 2018
Cat's Cradle
Carrboro, US
February 13, 2018
The Southern Cafe and Music Hall
Charlottesville, US
February 14, 2018
Jammin Java
Vienna, US
February 15, 2018
House of Independents
Asbury Park, United States
February 16, 2018
House of Independents
Asbury Park, US
February 17, 2018
The Ballroom at The Outer Space
Hamden, United States
February 18, 2018
The Outer Space
Hamden, US
February 19, 2018
Amityville Music Hall
Amityville, US
February 19, 2018
Iron Horse Music Hall
Northampton, US
February 22, 2018
The Met
Pawtucket, US
February 23, 2018
The Hollow
Albany, United States
February 24, 2018
The Hollow
Albany, US
February 25, 2018
Funk N' Waffles
Syracuse, US
February 26, 2018
The Funhouse At Mr. Smalls
Millvale, United States
February 27, 2018
Mr. Smalls Theatre
Millvale, US
February 28, 2018
Musica
Akron, US
March 1, 2018
Thirty One West
Newark, United States
March 2, 2018
Intersection
Grand Rapids, United States
March 3, 2018
The Intersection
Grand Rapids, US
March 4, 2018
Mac's Bar
Lansing, US
March 5, 2018
Hoosier Dome
Indianapolis, US
March 6, 2018
Space
Evanston, United States
March 7, 2018
SPACE
Evanston, US
March 8, 2018
Space
Evanston, United States
March 9, 2018
SPACE
Evanston, US
March 10, 2018
The House Cafe
Dekalb, US
March 11, 2018
Majestic Theatre
Madison, US
March 12, 2018
The Garage
Burnsville, US
March 13, 2018
Bottleneck
Lawrence, United States
March 14, 2018
The Bottleneck
Lawrence, US
March 15, 2018
Hodi's Half Note
Fort Collins, United States
March 16, 2018
Hodi's Half Note
Fort Collins, US
March 17, 2018
The Black Sheep
Colorado Springs, US
March 18, 2018
Fox Theatre
Boulder, US
March 19, 2018
Kilby Court
Salt Lake City, United States
March 20, 2018
Kilby Court
Salt Lake City, US
March 21, 2018
THE VERA PROJECT
Seattle, United States
March 22, 2018
Vera Project
Seattle, US
March 23, 2018
Wow Hall
Eugene, US
March 24, 2018
The Boardwalk
Orangevale, US
March 26, 2018
Cornerstone - CA
Berkeley, US
March 27, 2018
Velvet Jones
Santa Barbara, United States
March 28, 2018
Velvet Jones
Santa Barbara, US
March 29, 2018
The Music Box
San Diego, US
March 30, 2018
The Observatory
Santa Ana, US
March 31, 2018
The Rebel Lounge
Phoenix, US
April 1, 2018
O2 Forum Kentish Town
London, United Kingdom
April 5, 2018
Manchester Academy
Manchester, United Kingdom
April 6, 2018

News Articles13

Rag’n’Bone Man to lead Auld Lang Syne at Edinburgh’s Hogmanay
  –  December 29, 2017
Declan McKenna fresh from winning BBC Introducing Artist of the Year this month follows and sets the ground for one of the UK’s biggest music acts Rag’n’Bone Man. Countdown firework displays on the hour from 9.00pm will culminate in the world ...
Top songs of 2017: Jay-Z’s ‘The Story of O.J.,’ Kendrick Lamar’s ‘Humble,’ more
  –  December 27, 2017
9. Declan McKenna, “Paracetamol” (Columbia) Teenage singer-songwriter McKenna vividly captures what LGBT youth face and how those hurdles can lead to hopelessness. His singalong, though, still manages to be upbeat and welcoming. 10. Spoon ...
Coming Attractions: Rod Tuffcurls & The Bench Press, Prof, Wisconsin Punk Fest
  –  December 26, 2017
DECLAN MCKENNA: Sunday, March 11, 7:30 p.m., Majestic Theatre, 115 King St. Tickets are $15 ($18 at the door) through majesticmadison.com. LIGHTS w/ Chase Atlantic & DCF: Tuesday, March 13, 8 p.m., Majestic Theatre, 115 King St. Tickets are $20 through ...
THE 12 INTERVIEWS OF XMAS: Foo Fighters open up about deaths in rock
  –  December 18, 2017
You'll giggle but maybe you'll cry too. He's the up-and-coming songwriter of the moment - but don't write Declan McKenna off as just another Ed Sheeran clone. As part of the Hot Press ‘Hot for 2017’ special, here’s our run-down of the best ...
Carlisle Rugby Club secure much-needed points in North One West ahead of the league's festive break
  –  December 18, 2017
For Benny’s, well served by their man-of-the-match Fisher, Craig Halligan and young Declan McKenna, playing only his second senior game, it was a gritty effort with several experienced players still missing.
2017 Top Albums – Numbers 10 to 1
  –  December 16, 2017
7. Declan McKenna – What Do You Think About the Car? McKenna is a good looking 18 year old, who won the Glastonbury Festival Emerging Talent award aged 16. So we approached this with some degree of both jealousy and cynicism, but as soon as the opener ...
Declan McKenna Wins BBC Introducing Artist Of The Year For 2017
  –  December 6, 2017
Fast-rising British star Declan McKenna has capped off a hugely successful 2017 by being named as BBC Introducing’s artist of the year. The annual award recognises musicians and artists who have gained their exposure through the BBC Introducing scheme ...
One to watch: Declan McKenna named BBC Music Introducing’s artist of the year
  –  December 6, 2017
Singer-songwriter and musician Declan McKenna has said he is “eternally grateful” to have been crowned BBC Music Introducing artist of the year. The 18-year-old’s accolade is the first of this year’s BBC Music Awards to be announced, with the ...
Declan McKenna named BBC Music Introducing’s artist of the year
  –  December 6, 2017
Singer-songwriter and musician Declan McKenna has said he is “eternally grateful” to have been crowned BBC Music Introducing artist of the year. The 18-year-old’s accolade is the first of this year’s BBC Music Awards to be announced, with the ...
Declan McKenna named BBC Music Introducing's artist of the year
  –  December 6, 2017
The up-and-coming music star has scored another accolade. Singer-songwriter and musician Declan McKenna has said he is “eternally grateful” to have been crowned BBC Music Introducing artist of the year. The 18-year-old’s accolade is the first of this ...
Declan McKenna wins BBC Music Introducing prize
  –  December 6, 2017
With songs about police brutality and transgender conversion therapy, Declan McKenna has emerged as one of the UK's most interesting new songwriters. Now the 18-year-old, who began writing songs at school, has been named BBC Music Introducing's artist of ...
SoundBytes: Dashboard Confessional, Royal Blood, Declan McKenna, Salt-n-Pepa and more
  –  December 4, 2017
— Florida's own Dashboard Confessional is returning to Tampa Bay, this time with a show at Jannus Live on March 23. Beach Slang will open. Each ticket purchased on Ticketmaster comes with a copy of Dashboard Confessional's new album Crooked Shadows.
Declan McKenna interview: the teenager who’s mixing politics and pop music
  –  October 23, 2017
With his mop-top haircut, guitar and radio-friendly sound, Ed Sheeran has created the template for boys who dream of world domination in the pop industry, as the dozens of hopefuls who imitate him on X Factor every year suggest. But, while most of the ...

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