We Cut Corners

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Live at Whelan’s Dublin Saturday March 25th

We Cut Corners return to the live stage this Saturday, March 25th, with a headline show at Whelan’s, Dublin. Support on the night will come from Laoise (https://facebook.com/laoisemusic). This follows the recent nomination of their 3rd album, ‘The Cadences of Others’, for the RTE Choice Music Prize for Irish Album of the Year.

Current single ‘Reluctant Recluse’ Taken from the album ‘The Cadences of Others’

Current Irish dates…

Whelans, Dublin, Saturday 25th March

Roisín Dubh, Galway, Thursday 13th April

Cyprus Avenue, Cork, Saturday 22nd April

The Cadences of Others is available now at www.delphilabel.com, and in all the usual places, for streaming and download.

Praise for ‘The Cadences of Others’

The Irish Times – Album of the Week ****

“Irish duo, We Cut Corners’ third album is a gem.”

Irish Independent

“The third album from the Dublin duo is a tour de force from start to finish.”

Hot Press – 9/10

“The album pulls you in and doesn’t let you go for its full ten tracks.  A fantastic album.”

Irish Mail on Sunday ****

“This group just don’t allow you to settle, and you may not have heard or hear a better Irish album this year.”

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JAMES VINCENT MCMORROW

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JAMES VINCENT MCMORROW

‘ONE THOUSAND TIMES’ MUSIC VIDEO

TRINITY COLLEGE DUBLIN SHOW ON FRIDAY JULY 7TH

Check out his new video here

James Vincent McMorrow has released the third music video from his latest album ‘We Move’ for the song “One Thousand Times.” The video was directed by Bob Gallagher [www.bobfilmsthings.com] and McMorrow said in a statement, “I hate being in my own videos. I said to Bob that if we were going to make a performance video then something had to happen in it to elevate it into more interesting territory, that it had to have a point that was more than just ‘guy on stage plays music’. So we gave it a point…. Bob can articulate it better than I can.” Gallagher is an award-winning director based in Dublin and has directed videos for Girl Band and Floor Staff among others. He describes the concept for this video in a statement below:

“When the dictator enters James and the band become prisoners within their own performance, and the complacent audience who try to ignore the malicious presence in the theatre gradually come under attack. No one stands up for anyone else so eventually everybody becomes a victim of the regime. At the end you have a reversal where James’ and the dictator become locked in an exchange where James uses the stage to acknowledge him directly. He sort of pleads with the dictator and you get the sense that he might have made some small impact on him. The video is obviously an exaggerated surreal scenario, with no intention to trivialize complex political issues, but we’ve reached a point where fact and reason aren’t the powerful mind changing tools they should be. We don’t have the middle ground of debate so much as we have streams of diametrically opposed opinions flying back and forth. I think that art can be the middle ground or abstract space where these subjects can be humanized and discussed, and where perceptions can potentially be changed. That may be optimistic but you’d hope that at some point the dictator realizes why he’s the only one clapping.”  – Bob Gallagher

Additionally, McMorrow has announced a Dublin show at Trinity College on Friday July 7th, and is one of the ten shortlisted acts for the RTE Choice Album of the Year, for We Move, and the Song of the Year shortlist for Rising Water. The winners will be announced at the event in Vicar Street on Thursday March 9th.

Praise for ‘We Move’: “On the aptly-titled ‘We Move’, a focused and excitable McMorrow ditches the acoustic and breaks a few shackles, turning over a brand new bag of genre-defying treats.” Eamon Carr – Evening Herald

“Musically brilliant, and lyrically permeated with anxiety, regret, and social unease, ‘We Move’ is a fascinating third chapter.” Olaf Tyaransen – Hot Press

“The songs are probably McMorrow’s finest to date, a clutch of tracks dealing with the doubts and fuzzy-headed approach with which everyone deals with love, life, health and the future.” Jim Carroll – Irish Times

MARDI GRAS

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Hailing from Rome Italy, Margi Gras and are coming to Ireland for their second ever Irish tour. Mardi Gras supported and got to know Irish artists on their last Irish tour such as #Mundy and #TheFrames They are looking forward to “coming home”. They have worked with Mundy on his new album and will be releasing a video with Mundy on Monday, May 4TH.

Rome based Mardi Gras is a rock act with a difference. Named after Creedence Clearwater Revival’s last studio album, the band’s musical journey is one made up of protest songs, poetry, prayers set to music, and a whole lot more. Their third album Playground (2015) is out now, a Et-Team production for Aereostella/Fermenti Vivi label, a record where ballads, rock, funky and intimistic piece of music are the playground for the band with all their influence both musical and literary. Mundy one of the greatest irish songwriters is guesting on the album. The album was mastered at Abbey Road Studios in London by Simon Gibson (The Beatles, Keane, U2, Robbie Williams, The King’s Speech). As regular visitors to Ireland, the band has forged long standing connections with some of the best Irish musicians, playing as the support act for The Frames (Glen Hansard) and sharing the stage with artists such as Mundy, Siobhan O’ Brien, TKO, Micah P Hinson, Noah and the Whale, Billy Bragg, Jack Savoretti and the best italian independent acts to name a few. Liam O’Maonlai of Hothouse Flowers features on their Among the Stream album on a W.B Yeats poetry put to music. Two of Mardi Gras songs “The wait” and “Scarecrow in the snow” are currently on Neil Young’s Website “Songs of the Times” where protests songs all over the world are chosen and listed by Neil Young Online, the band has also enjoyed great success, attracting attention internationally on European and US based radio stations and becoming one of the most popular Italian acts with a constantly growing fanbase. Mardi Gras albums Drops made (2006, Goodfellas) and Among the Streams (2011, Route 61 Music) were a very welcome offering from a band that is a real treat for the ears. Mardi Gras latest release as a singles were “Feel Alright”, “Your constellation” (tracks who did chart in Italy), and “Alys” a soundtrack for the epynomous Italian Sci-Fi short movie (CSC Production). On August 2013 Mardi Gras played with the best Italian acts at the Sziget Festival in Budapest.

May 21st Slane, boyles

May 22 Bantry #TheMariner

May 23rd #CraneLane Cork

May 24th Dublin the #Mercantile

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