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The Night Café return with new single ‘Isn’t’

The Night Café - 'Isn't'

Liverpool indie-darlings, The Night Café, have made a much-welcomed return with their new single ‘Isn’t’.

The band released their debut album, 0151, a homage to the area code of their hometown back in 2019, and this is the first taste of new music from the band following that summery record. The track still has that warm, fuzzy vibrancy that made the band’s debut album such a magnetic record to the ears of thousands who connect with the relatability to frontman Sean Martin’s lyricism.

The song is an introspective look at a failed relationship and picking up the pieces from the floor when everything around you is in tatters. ‘Isn’t’ is about despite feeling heartache, there still being a refusal to let go of the thing that made you slump on the floor in the first place.

Martin paints a cataclysmic feeling within his emotional first verse, as he sings, “Isn’t it funny, You said you would’ve grown, I thought you loved me, Who says I should’ve known.”

Speaking on the track, Martin explains: “‘Isnt’ captures the feeling of loss/betrayal in a relationship. Basically, just a bad relationship where both people end up disliking each other but the feeling of love is still hard to lose. ‘To go from love is so absurd, it pains me still to say that word, but I love you still’.”

This single is the first taste of their brand new EP, Better Days, which arrives this coming April through AWAL. They’ve also announced a lengthy tour of Britain to take place next February, including a hometown show at The Olympia in Liverpool.

If ‘Isn’t’ is anything to go by, there are no signs of their delectable relationship with a melody or jangly riffs that scattered their debut dissipating from The Night Café’s blend of sounds. If there’s one adjective to describe their pleasurable return, it’s the old Scouse expression — boss!

The Night Café UK tour:


  • 3 Sheffield Leadmill
  • 4 Leeds Stylus
  • 6 Southampton 1865
  • 8 London Electric Ballroom
  • 9 Bristol SWX
  • 10 Cardiff The Globe
  • 11 Oxford O2 Academy
  • 14 Ready Sub 89
  • 15 Cambridge The unction
  • 16 Norwich The Waterfront
  • 18 Manchester Albert Hall
  • 19 Birmingham O2 Academy 2
  • 20 Glasgow SWG3
  • 22 Aberdeen The Tunnels
  • 23 Newcastle Riverside
  • 25 Nottingham Rock City
  • 26 Liverpool Olympia
  • 28 Belfast Voodoo


  • 1 Dublin The Academy