Widely considered to be one of Ireland's most revered singer/songwriters, Cathal Coughlan is beloved by fans of causticliterate music in the vein of Wilco, Robert Forster and Mark Eitzel. He co-founded 80s/90s groups Microdisney and Fatima Mansions and followed with four acclaimed solo albums. Song Of Co-Aklan is his first new music in 10 years. The record not only has his usual backing musicians, The Necropolitan String Quartet, but also Luke Haines (Auteurs/Black Box Recorder), Sean O'Hagan (Microdisney/High Llamas), Rhodri Marsden (Scritti Politti), Aindrias O Gruama (Fatima Mansions), Cory Gray (The Delines) and Dublin singer-songwriter Eileen Gogan.. Loosely conceptual, and based around the persona of Co-Aklan, the melodic and inventive LP showcases Cathal's signature caustic wit and smoky baritone, which has earned him comparisons to Scott Walker.Enclosed in a stunning sleeve by award-winning Bruce Brand (The Darkness and White Stripes) with an eye-catching portrait by outsider artist Cristabel Christo.

Track List:

1.1 Song of Co-Aklan
1.2 Passed-Out Dog
1.3 My Child Is Alive!
1.4 Crow Mother
1.5 St Wellbeing Axe
1.6 Owl in the Parlour
1.7 Let's Flood the Fairground
1.8 The Lobster's Dream
1.9 The Copper Beech
1.10 The Knockout Artist
1.11 Falling Out North St
1.12 Unrealtime

Label: Dimple Discs

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