Update #3 - On the other side!
Happy New Year!
Well, it's been pretty busy since I last updated here leading up to the exciting finishing line of my fundit campaign for the new album!! New Year, new album, new things on the way...
I'm really delighted to announce my second album which now has a name.....drumroll...THE HARE & THE LINE is set for release 1 March 2019, with the first single coming out 1 Feb!! I can't wait to share these songs especially with you wonderful humans who helped me make this happen.
Hotpress link to album announcement
I'm currently getting the artwork finished, Its looking good, and the tracks will be mixed and mastered in the coming week. It's all extremely exciting right now, as the culmination of months (you could say years) of work comes together. Please see below for the live dates coming up - be fantastic to see you along the way at a gig & share the songs live with you!! http://www.inni-k.com/tourdates/ and please feel free to share the dates with friends & family in far away places we'll be visiting : )
There was much jubilation, relief and joy after we got over the line on Friday 7 Dec, and we didn't loose any time getting straight into recording the following Monday!! in a farmhouse in Wicklow before Christmas, followed by stints in Hellfire Studios in the Dublin mountains & Rathfarnham and various fantastic musicians houses around Dublin.
This is an album I am really proud of. It's current, more raw perhaps than before. It was also less of an alone venture than ever before with a fantastic team around me in drummer (& pianist now by the way!!), friend & collaborator Brian Walsh; engineer, superb human & co-producer Alex Borwick; along with great musicians we had join us - bassist Caimin Gilmore; guitarist Dónal Gunne; bassist Cormac OBrien, Patrick O Laoghaire (I have a Tribe) on backing vocals; Seán Mac Erlaine on clarinet & saxaphone - sax on one of my songs - I know!! It is a bit different lads!! Just to give you the heads up! It feels like me, now, and I'm very glad to have present-tense material to share with you & play live.
The album & tour was announced yesterday!! We're starting off with a performace in the Irish Arts Centre New York 2 Feb, then up to Montreal showcasing at Folk Alliance International thanks to Culture Ireland 15 Feb; followed by Irish tour in April - main launch in WHELAN'S 11 APRIL - go get your tickets below if you haven't already! Be super to have you there! And more dates in Ire, UK & EU below with more on the way!!
Inni-K Album Launch Tour:
02 Feb – Irish Arts Centre, New York, US
10 Feb – The Scratcher, New York, US
15 Feb – Folk Alliance International, Montreal, Canada
05 Apr – Coughlan’s, Cork, IE | Tickets https://bit.ly/2sq52uh
06 Apr – Levis’, Ballydehob, Co. Cork, IE
11 Apr – Whelan’s, Dublin, IE | Tickets https://bit.ly/2LTbuCV
12 Apr – Black Gate Cultural Centre, Galway, IE https://bit.ly/2Coz2v1
25 Apr - Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbride, Co. Kildare IE
09 May – Verein 08, Vienna, Austria, AT
16 May – Bettstadt Bar, Lucerne, Switzerland, CH
06 June – Green Note, Camden, London, GB
Looking over the list of names of all who supported us making this album, including so many anonymous supporters is extremely heart-warming! Not long now til you'll be hearing the first new sounds from the album. I really hope you enjoy! Watch out for the single 1 Feb, and see you soon hopefully at a gig!
Many, many thanks!