Jinx Lennon - new album, Róisín gig

Louth agit-punk songwriter to launch Grow A Pair in Galway

Jinx Lennon.

Jinx Lennon.

JINX LENNON, the agit-punk, performance poet, singer-songwriter is back, and as confrontational and challenging as ever, with his new album, Grow A Pair, and a show at the Róisín Dubh.

Jinx will launch Grow A Pair at Strange Brew in the Róisín Dubh on Thursday May 10 at 9pm. The album is the product of "a year of oppression at work solicitors and barristers, bringing up a kid, and trying to buy a house," according to the singer.

"It was good for the songwriting, so it's like having a bad tooth and getting it pulled out," said Jinx. "The songs were doing the pulling of the tooth so it's a great relief and I'm proud of it. It's a roots album with a touch of psychedelia. I recorded it with guitarist Sean Quigley from Cootehill, Cavan."

Speaking about the album's themes and point of view he said: "This is a return to proper singalong folk from the borderlands with its own raw shape where roads that look like capillaries lead you into the unknown, and concrete jungles bring forth 50,000 psychedelic tales of destiny and dread, songs that speak about modern life but could have been written 100 years ago, that encourage you all to push back against the fear mentality and grow a pair!"

Support is from rapper TPM. Tickets are available from www.roisindubh.net; the Ticket Desk at OMG Zhivago, Shop Street; and The Róisín Dubh.

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