Cork psych-pop outfit The Shaker Hymn made their return recently with new single ‘Dead Trees’, recorded straight to tape by producer (and O Emperor man) Brendan Fennessy. The single is a follow-up to last year’s full-length Do You Think You’re Clever?, released on the band’s own imprint, Heavy Noids.

Owing a clear a debt of gratitude to sixties and seventies guitar pop, the band took what they describe as “a leap of faith” by recording live to tape, delivering in authentic fashion while experiencing the technical nuances of the medium, attempting to keep their sound to four tracks.

The release of ‘Dead Trees’ comes after a busy year where the band toured extensively around Ireland, while also appearing on the soundtrack to breakout Irish film Handsome Devil, and is a portent of things to come from the band ahead of album number three, due next year.

Meanwhile, the video for ‘Dead Trees’ premiered yesterday over on Cork-based overblown.co.uk, featuring West Cork-based performance artist Eilís Collins. Filmed on location throughout Cork City, it was written and edited by Sherlock and collaborator Conal Thomson.

The Shaker Hymn road-tests its new pop bijoux at The Stormy Teacup in Limerick this Friday; The Grand Social in Dublin on Wednesday 22nd November, and at a hometown show at Coughlan’s Live, Cork, Thursday 30th November.

Posted on November 15th, 2017

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The team behind the Coughlan’s Live venue has partnered with Cork Opera House for a new festival dedicated to Cork city’s music community.

Announced for the weekend of April 28th to the 30th, Right Here Right Now takes in a broad spectrum of local sounds, headlined by singer-songwriter Jack O’Rourke. Having gigged steadily around the country the last few years. he’ll be performing his debut album Dreamcatcher accompanied by Cork Opera House Concert Orchestra.

Says Eibhlín Gleeson of the Opera House:

“For a while now we’ve been looking into ways to really be able to celebrate the diverse, thriving music scene in Cork. The city is packed full of amazing talent, bursting with creativity, and we wanted to provide a space and a moment for the city to really take in what an incredible community of homegrown artists we have on our doorstep. We’re delighted to be working with Coughlans Live Promotions, who are doing an incredible job in helping to develop and support artists from the ground up.”

Shows take place throughout the Opera House’s spaces, taking in the main auditorium, the stage-side Right Room, and the newly-opened Green Room space, facing Half Moon Street.

Full ticket info is available here, with line-ups below.

FRIDAY APRIL 28TH:

The Right Room (Onstage)
7:30pm – Interference and Guests
Tickets €20.00*

The Green Room
10:00pm – Green Room Ramble
Tickets: Free Entry

SATURDAY APRIL 29TH:

Main Auditorium
7:30pm – Jack O Rourke w/ Cork Opera House Concert Orchestra, plus Strung and Anna Mitchell
Tickets: €20.00*

The Green Room
11.00pm – Green Room Ramble
Tickets: Free Entry

SUNDAY APRIL 30TH:

The Right Room (Onstage)
2:30pm – Mick Flannery w/ support Marlene Enright
Tickets €20.00*

The Green Room
4.30pm – Hank Wedel, Greenshine & Clare Sands
Tickets: €10.00*

The Right Room (Onstage)
7.00pm – Súptrio Plus Support
Tickets €15.00*

The Green Room
8.30pm – The Shaker Hymn and Ian Whitty And The Exchange (Double Bill)
Tickets: €10.00*

The Right Room (Onstage)
11pm – Marc O’Reilly and John Blek & the Rats (Double Bill)
Tickets €20.00*

The Green Room
11.50pm – Shookrah
Tickets: €10.00*

Posted on March 1st, 2017

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