ELEPHANT reveals Music Video for brand new Single “Waiting Game”

ELEPHANT announces brand new single: “WAITING GAME” OUT MAY 12TH

Official Video :

Having made a folk album the first time round, ‘HyperGiant’, Elephant sheds his skin and moves on towards a new prowess of sound on his new album (Title TBC) set to be released in the Summer of 2017. Heavily influenced by two of his favourite artists who have recently passed, David Bowie and Prince, it is his personal dedication to them, synth bells and saxophones in toll. If HyperGiant was a coming of age folk album then this new album is his “breakup record”.  A departure from the quiet vistas of the acoustic and entering a busier, sweatier suburb full of wannabe actors and sweatband solos.

‘Waiting Game’ is a song about that very thing; moving on, and in its case, making a mountain out of it.  Have you ever been stuck?  You know exactly where you want to go and what you’re going to do when you get there but you just can’t figure out your first step…if you could only make that first step, momentum would get you the rest of the way. “I decided to step outside my comfort zone and make the album I really want to make. Waiting Game is my first step”. – Shane Clarke, aka Elephant.

Elephant, the musical vehicle of Dundalk based multi-instrumentalist Shane Clarke has three variations; playing the same set but with different musical and vocal arrangements, making for intriguing live shows. Elephant may be a soloist looping effected guitars and vocals to create lush, layered music. A duo, offering intimate acoustic guitar, piano and synthesizer, tied with colourful melody and harmonies. Or the newest venture, Elephant as a full band. The full band line-up includes Paul Finn, Paul Mallon and Paul Carolan of The Flaws and Shane O Hanrahan of Norabelle. Songs wander from an instantaneous summery folk pop reminiscent of Badly Drawn Boy and Elliot Smith, to more mature meandering pieces with a deliberate deconstructed nature, akin to say…Broken Social Scene, Justin Vernon or Joanna Newsom.

Elephant has rightly garnered much praise on the live front with his earnest vocal delivery and unique lyrical style capturing audiences and securing him performances with Martha Wainwright, Alexis Taylor, Lisa Hannigan, most of the country’s top festivals including Electric Picnic, Independence and Body & Soul and return trips to the Other Voices Music Trail in Dingle.

On the back of his critically lauded debut album “HyperGiant”, Shane is working on the follow-up, expected summer 2017. ‘Waiting Game’ is the first track from the new album and is released May 12th.

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Colin Deady to release brand new album ‘Out of the Blue’ in March

Colin Deady Press Shot 1COLIN DEADY

SINGLE: ‘THINGS I LOVE THE MOST’ OUT FEB 20TH

Album: ‘Out of the Blue’ OUT March 20th 

GIG: SINGLE PRE- LAUNCH SHOW -JAN 29TH DE BARRAS, CLONAKILTY

Singer Songwriter & multi instrumentalist Colin Deady is due to release his Debut Album “Out of the Blue” in March 2015. The album is a collection of 13 songs, an emotional & nostalgic album that defies an easy pigeonhole. Showcasing his ability as a songwriter with beautifully crafted ballads like “Chapel Street” to soulful & bluesy single “Things I love The Most” all blending skillfully into a seamless flow ‘The songs are all about the vocals & lyrics’ says Colin and this is where he hopes the record shines, featuring four part harmonies in many of the songs. ‘I love the human warmth that vocal harmonies can bring to a song, that sense of togetherness, there’s nothing like it’

Lyrically the songs address themes relevant to the human condition…love, hope, mortality, time & human resilience. Colin says ‘there comes a time when we’ve all got to make our way across that wild river. Whether you’re lucky enough to saddle a horse or just wade in the deep doesn’t matter. All that counts in the end is that you get across relatively unscathed’.

Growing up in a 3 bedroom council house with seven siblings, one record player and two records meant only one thing. If you wanted to listen to that record you had to fight for it! Leaving school at the age of 15 Colin began to teach himself how to play guitar. ‘We had very little money and I remember a dark morning in a wet & cold December in 1995 being given a few quid to get the bus from my home town Skibbereen to Cork to buy some desperately needed clothes! Anyway, long story shortened, I came home that evening dressed in the same rags and a brand new guitar! It cost £40 back then and was horrendous to play but I didn’t know any better at the time nor did I care, and anyway it looked nice. I spent that golden age in my bedroom listening to records & figuring out everything by ear’.

It wasn’t until 2004 that Colin began to write his own songs. ‘In the summer of 2004, I had a creative explosion out of nowhere hence the album title Out Of The Blue (that & the fact that I was born blue) I began writing my own songs many of which feature on this album. The fermenting process of an unconventional childhood & a host of life’s challenges somehow transformed into something meaningful & poured out on to the page’ Colin went on to release an EP in 2006 entitled ‘Making Tracks’ and began gigging regularly to master his craft, playing support to twice winner of the Meteor award in the Best Folk/Trad category, Cork’s own John Spillane, who said that Colin had a “lovely touch on the guitar”.

In 2010 he came second in one of the most recognised song-writing competitions in the country, the Sean McCarthy Ballad Competition. In 2012 Colin released his debut single ‘Season’s Tide’, which was shortlisted for the Christie Hennessy Songwriting Competition sponsored by IMRO in Tralee. Since then he has been working on recording his debut album, which is out March 2015.

Website:  www.colindeady.com

Senakah announce tour dates!

senakahSenakah announce Nationwide tour dates as their new single “UGLY” is released this Friday

March 16th – 5th on teeling, Sligo
April 6th – Nealons upstairs, Dublin (acoustic set)
April 10th – The Cellar, Galway (accoustic set)
April 17th – The Globe (song room sessions), Dublin (accoustic set)
May 1st – Whelans main stage, Dublin (acoustic support to Kiernan McMullen)
May 2nd – Dolan upstairs, limerick
May 4th – Kennys, Lahinch, Clare
May 17th – The Workmans club, Dublin
June 14th – Monroes, Galway

 

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ELEANOR MCEVOY- announces details of her New album: “IF YOU LEAVE…” Out March 8th!

Eleanor McEvoy If I LeaveELEANOR MCEVOY- New album: “IF YOU LEAVE…” (MOSCD4010)- Out March 8th

Described by Joe Duffy on Christmas Eve as ‘The Woman who gave her Heart to the Nation’, Eleanor McEvoy announces the release of ‘If You Leave…’ her first all new studio album since ‘I’d Rather Go Blonde’ (2010). The new recording features 8 new songs and 4 interpretations including ‘God only Knows’,True Colors’, and ‘Lift the Wings’ from Riverdance. Recorded live in the studio with some of Ireland’s finest players, this album of soulful performances showcases Eleanor’s bluesier neo-retro style.

To coincide with the ‘If You Leave…’  album launch Eleanor plays selected dates Nationwide on her ongoing GIRL IN A BLACK CAR TOUR. Her performances are an intimate, emotional, uplifting affair in which she explores soul, love and humour, using her own compositions and interpretations from other songbooks, with her unique voice and beautiful playing.

Formerly a session musician, including a long stint with The NSO, she decided whilst with The Mary Black Band, that she should cash in the savings and develop her own career. One week later…her life changed. Mary”s label owner heard Eleanor play a self-penned song that would give a name and title track to their planned all woman compilation… ‘A Woman’s Heart’  Ireland’s best selling album.

Simultaneously she was signed to Geffen where her eponymous album went on to sell ¼ million copies. ‘Precious Little’ was a Billboard hit and ‘Sophie’ has become a worldwide focus and comfort to millions of young people with eating disorders.

Her most recent album ‘Alone’ is a collection of her best-loved songs performed solo.

Watch out for the BIG BLACK CAR as it comes your way, a large Australian Ford Fairlane Estate (one of only 3 ever privately sold) 

Tour dates:// March

Fri. 1 Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin, 37 Great James St, Derry

Sat. 2 The Errigle Inn, 312-320 Ormeau Road, Belfast

Thurs. 7 The Crane, Sea Road, Galway

Fri.15 Seamus Ennis Centre, Main St, Naul, Co. Dublin

Fri 21 The Leeson Lounge, Dublin 4

Fri. 22 The Lodge, Ballyellis, Mallow, Co. Cork

//April

Fri 19th Cork Opera House, Cork

www.eleanormcevoy.com / http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eleanor_McEvoy & http://twitter.com/eleanormcevoy