When we started writing this album, Ireland was in the cold dark depths of recession. Friends were forced to leave the country, or stay in jobs they hated. Houses that had cost everything were worth nothing. It seemed like everybody we knew was on the dole for the first time in their lives, ourselves included. It was shit. But there were positives. Parties popped up in strange places left exposed by the receding property tide; we heard amazing music; life went on. In the midst of all this, we were conscious of the need not to write only about the recession, but also about the whole crazy cycle of boom-bust-boom. We had all already lived through one manic upswing and we knew that, after the cruelty, another one would be along soon.
released June 8, 2018
James Bailey - bass guitar
Ian Lamont - vocals, guitars, keyboards, programming
Patrick Wall - vocals, keyboards, programming
Cillian Murphy - tenor, alto and soprano saxophones
Dina Ryan - alto saxophone
All songs by James Bailey, Ian Lamont and Patrick Wall.
Recorded and produced by Lamont/Bailey/Wall in Dún Laoghaire, Clanbrassil Street, Stoneybatter, Ranelagh, Fairview, Cabra, IHEM and Exchange House 2013 - 2018.
Mixed by Brendan Jenkinson
Mastered by Richard Dowling
Illustrations by Leah Bredendieck
Designed by WorkGroup
Eternal gratitude to Peelo, Des, Hugo, Andy, Claire, Owen, Amy, Bobby, Hoppo, Fini, Eoghan, P, Ciara Ann, Sharon & John, Emily & Yann, Róisín, Roisin, Zoë, Killian B, Dan G, Lauren, AJ, Julia, Paddy, Dan H, Kilbain, Johnny, Mike, Andy Walsh, Dina, David, Gráinne, Lorna, Luisa and the rest of you. Special thanks to Brendan and Cillian. Up the Reds.
Lamont/Bailey/Wall have been a going concern since summer 2010. We are Ian Lamont (guitar, keyboards, singing), James Bailey
(bass guitar), Patrick Wall (electronics, singing), Cillian Murphy (saxophone) and Yann Chalmers (electronics). We make electronic art pop music in Dublin, Ireland....more