WE CUT Corners release their second album, Think Nothing, on the Delphi label, tomorrow, and play the Róisín Dubh that night at 9pm.
Think Nothing is the duo’s follow-up to their Choice Music Prize nominated debut Today I Realised I Could Go Home Backwards, and like that album, features mellow, highly melodic and intelligent songs (‘Maybe In The Future’, ‘Every Thief’) backed by sweeping strings - scored by respected contemporary Irish composer John Buckley - revealing the sophistication of We Cut Corners own writing.
There is also a new element with some harder, aggressive indie-rock (‘Mammals’, ‘This Is Then’). These latter tracks take a few listens to get used to, but give them a chance. The contrast with the softer songs works well, and there are discreet melodic subtleties that impress.
Cutting across the contrasting styles are witty, humorous, often clever lyrics (“I’m sorry I didn’t get home to make the children” - ‘Maybe In The Future’; “People in cubicles should not be spherical” - ‘Overtures’), which are as much a pleasure as the music.
Tickets are available at www.roisindubh.net, the Ticket Desk at OMG Zhivago, Shop Street, and The Róisín Dubh.