Acts of Desperation, the debut novel by Irish writer Megan Nolan is a biting depiction of navigating life in your twenties while holding on to a toxic, caustic and unhealthy romantic relationship.
The book was inspiration for M(h)aol’s first song since the release of their Gender Studies EP.
‘Desperation’ is about “moving on with your life after the demise of a damaging relationship. It’s about the ways that we internalise critiques about ourselves and the impact that the words of others have on our concept of self.”
“It is partly auto-biographical and partly inspired by Megan Nolan’s novel Acts of Desperation,“ says singer Róisín Nic Ghearailt.
The video is by bassist Zoë Greenway who has made all the band’s videos to date.
M(h)aol have recently signed up to live agency Candy-Artists (Dry Cleaning, Bodega, deep tan, Dream Wife, Protomartyr) and have announced a gig in London, along with supports for Shellac on tour in Ireland.
M(h)aol live dates
23rd April – Paris, Supersonic FREE
26th April – Limerick, Dolan’s Warehouse*
27th April – Dublin, The Button Factory*
28th April – Dublin, The Button Factory*
16th June – Edinburgh, Hidden Door
17th – 19th June – Co. Westmeath, Body & Soul Festival
21st June – Belfast, The Black Box
15th – 16th July – Netherlands, Welcome To The Village
17th July – Netherlands, Valkhof Festival
19th July – London, The Grace
20th July – Brighton, Prince Albert FREE
18th – 21st August – Wales, Green Man Festival SOLD OUT
23rd August – Bristol, The Louisiana
24th August – Manchester, The Castle Hotel
26th August – Newcastle, Zerox
28th August – London, Raw Power Festival
1st – 4th September – Wiltshire, End Of The Road Festival SOLD OUT