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
- Song Of Co Aklan
- Passed Out Dog
- My Child Is Alive!
- Crow Mother
- St Wellbeing Axe
- Owl In The Parlour
- Lets Flood The fairground
- The lobster’s Dream
- The Copper Beech
- The Knockout Artist
- Falling Out North St.
Check out the singles here:
Buy the digital album here!
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