Hooray! We finished recording the vocals for GFI’s debut album yesterday. I’ve a couple of days to finish mixing it and then it’s off to the marvelous Carl Saff for mastering next week. It’s scheduled for release in November, we’re plotting a tour of Ireland around that time to get the word out.
In the meantime, two of the new tracks will be getting their live debut at Citóg in The Cellar, Galway on August 27th, before we play our biggest gig to date on the Body & Soul Stage at Electric Picnic on Saturday, August 30th.
Willow Sea Introduces: New Pope, Pourtraits, Broken Hounds
I’m delighted to have been asked by the good people at Body & Soul to host a selection of up-and-coming musical talent on the Earthship Stage at Electric Picnic.
Here’s a little bit about the three acts:
are an acoustic folk duo based in Galway City on the west coast of Ireland.New Pope
combine nylon-string guitar, accordion drone, female harmonies and thoughtful lyrics to create a warm lush sound that is reminiscent at times of Fionn Regan, Neutral Milk Hotel and Neil Young.
Huge congratulations to Fia Rua who’s 3rd album (produced by Willow Sea) is getting universally positive reviews.
And why wouldn’t it? It’s a cracking album! You can stream it for free below (or you can buy it if you like). Do yourself a favour, press play.
Been busy with a few small recording gigs the last while, hence the lack of updates.
Supported two great touring acts since my last post, The Delines and Jon Gomm. Buy The Delines album, go see Jon Gomm live.
Grounds For Invasion’s debut album is taking shape, we’ve 8 keeper tracks ready for adding vocals to, another 2 keepers and it’s off to Carl Saff for mastering. Expect a release date in September or October.
Speaking of GFI, we’ll be announcing our biggest gig to date in a couple of weeks. Very, very excited.
Here’s photographic evidence of Eoghan (Fia Rua) with mastering engineer Bruno.
I am envious of his studio setup. So, so well laid out.