Irish indie legend CATHAL COUGHLAN (The Fatima Mansions, Microdisney) releases ‘Song of Co-Aklan’ LP

The much-anticipated ‘Song of Co-Aklan’ album from London-based Irish-born music maverick CATHAL COUGHLAN, best known as co-founder and vocalist for seminal 80s/90s bands (and U2 tour-mates) MICRODISNEY and THE FATIMA MANSIONS, is released today.

It’s apparent why he’s been described as “the most underrated lyricist in pop today” by The Guardian and why John Peel stated he could “listen to Cathal Coughlan sing the phone book”. The Spill Magazine calls this “a brilliant opus… To say that Coughlan’s new 12-song collection are sounds for sore ears would be an understatement… perhaps his best record to date”.

This long-player involves multiple reunions – including with Microdisney bandmate SEAN O’HAGAN (The High Llamas, Stereolab)LUKE HAINES (The Auteurs, Black Box Recorder)RHODRI MARSDEN (Scritti Politti), Grand Necropolitan Quartet alumnus JAMES WOODROW, NICK ALLUM (The Fatima Mansions, The Apartments, Grand Necropolitan)Microdisney/ HighLlamas members JONATHAN FELL and JOHN BENNETT, and AUDREY RILEY(notable collaborator of Lush, The Sundays, The Smiths, Nick Cave, The Cure, The Go-Betweens, Smashing Pumpkins, Catherine Wheel, Moloko and Coldplay), plus newcomers such as EILEEN GOGAN and others.

FOR FANS OF: The National, Nick Cave, John Cale, Mark Eitzel, Robert Forster & The Go-Betweens, Scott Walker

FOCUS TRACKS: Song of Co-Aklan, The Knockout Artist, Let’s Flood The Fairground, Passed-Out Dog, Owl In The Parlour

FCC clean *except #4 Crow Mother

Photos by Gregory Dunn


  1. Song Of Co Aklan
  2. Passed Out Dog
  3. My Child Is Alive!
  4. Crow Mother
  5. St Wellbeing Axe
  6. Owl In The Parlour
  7. Lets Flood The fairground
  8. The lobster’s Dream
  9. The Copper Beech
  10. The Knockout Artist
  11. Falling Out North St.
  12. Unrealtime

Check out the singles here:

The Knockout Artist

Owl In The Parlour

Song Of Co-Aklan

Buy the digital album here!

To find out more about Cathal Coughlan, check following links:

Official Website







Apple Music

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