A GATHERING of some of the Ireland's leading electronica/indie acts in the Róísín Dubh next week is likely to be a highlight of Once Upon A Time Back The West, Galway's West End's celebration of live music, comedy and club culture.
OUATBTW will see events in the Róisín Dubh, The Blue Note, Massimo, and Leisureland, from Thursday February 8 to Sunday 11. As part of that, producer, composer, DJ, and violin player Daithí; electro singer-songwriter Elaine Mai, along with Paddy Hanna and Slow Place Like Home, play a free show at 9pm on Friday 9.
Singer-songwriter Paddy Hanna recently released the single 'Toulouse The Kisser', which he describes as "a travelogue of drunken misadventure, watching your future waste away and accepting you will become the person to whom people say, 'At least I’m not that poor fool'." The track is taken from his forthcoming album, Frankly, I Mutate, out March 2 via Strange Brew Rekkids. The album features strings and horns arranged by Ena Brennan, with contributions from Girl Band, Saint Sister, Tandem Felix, Cian Nugent & The Cosmos, and the Trinity Orchestra.
Slow Place Like Home also have a new single, ‘Shadowcat', taken from their wonderful When I See You… IceCream! album, also out on Strange Brew Rekkids. The song has been reworked for this single release and will have an accompanying video, which band leader Keith Mannion describes thus: “A mythical parochial town being run to the ground. The sheer corruption witnessed and documented by the commentator. The music is somewhat as haywire, yet contrary to the depiction of nepotism and cronyism in the narrative.”