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Hurray For The Riff Raff for Dublin gig

Hurray For The Riff Raff for Dublin gig

Alynda Segarra’s Americana-tinged rock band Hurray For The Riff Raff return to Dublin’s Button Factory on May 10th 2024.

New Orleans-based Bronx singer-songwriter Alynda Segarra and band are set to follow up last year’s Life on Earth, on Nonesuch Records, with The Past Is Still Alive in 2024. A new single ‘Alibi’ is below.

Tickets for Dublin are €22 plus fees on sale Friday 17th November at 10am from Singular Artists.

In March 2023, when Segarra returned to the North Carolina studio of producer Brad Cook to cut upcoming record The Past Is Still Alive, they weren’t so sure about the session, if they could even handle it. Only a month before, their father, Jose Enrique (Quico) Segarra, had died. A musician himself, he had long been fundamental to Segarra’s songs, a point of inspiration and encouragement.

Segarra simply let those complex feelings lead the way, hurling themselves into these excavations of memory and blueprints for what’s to come. Witness, for instance, the tensile resolve in opener “Alibi,” a yearning reflection on addicted childhood friends that pleads with them to join the land of the living while they still can. As the pedal steel moans beneath the snappy country shuffle, their voice frays, a testament to the way they’re bearing difficult witness.

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