Ireland’s finest example of a modern trad band The Spook Of The Thirteenth Lock will release their second album The Brutal Here and Now on April 13th. I featured their 2008 self-titled debut in my eMusic top 20 Irish albums of the last five years list last week. ‘The Brutal Here & Now’ is the first listen of new material in nearly four years and the song is a sprightly tune “in the style of the Irish jig”.
The album was produced by Stephen Shannon with the band’s Enda Bates (vocals, guitars, electronics). The rest of the band consists of Allen Blighe (vocals, guitar, banjo) / Donnchadh Hoey (vox, guitar) and Brian O’Higgins (drums). Look out for an album stream on Harmless Noise next week.
Thursday April 12th The Triskel Arts Centre, Cork
Friday April 13th Whelans, Wexford Street
Saturday April 14th The Bridgebrook Arms, Thomastown
Thursday April 19th, Boyles, Slane
Saturday April 21st Brandon’s, Ennis
Sunday April 22nd Kinsale (House gig )
Thursday April 26th The Roisin Dubh
Friday April 27th Joe Lee’s Tullamore
Thursday May 3rd The Menagerie, Belfast
Sunday May 6th Vantastival festival