Cork band Great Balloon Race released debut album Cardboard almost three years ago and in the interim have set about becoming one of the most intense and exciting live bands around – their set supporting Jennifer Evans in Sirius Arts Centre in Cobh earlier this summer was stunning. The four piece – Marcus Gordon (guitar/vocals), Jonathan McNicholas (guitar/vocals), Declan O’Shea (bass) and Dan Walsh (drums) – have been busy recording the followup to Cardboard this year; we heard ‘Why Meddle?’ back in February and now we get a live favourite, ‘Daryl & John’, which ring-a-ring-a-rosies around a Real Estate-style bassline. It’s a delicious song that woos and cajoles, leaving you weak at the knees before it brings you to a higher plain – and just wait til you see them play it live. You can download ‘Daryl & John’ via Bandcamp and stream it from Soundcloud below. The video was shot by Blair Alexander Massie at Mother Jones Flea Market on McCurtain St, Cork city.