Last night the Cork Film Festival awarded Simon Fagan’s video (above) Best International Music Video. Lost To The Deep was animated by Berlin native Eric Tiedt and is the first single off Simon’s forthcoming sophomore album Gilded Bird.
Although from Navan, Simon has been based in Berlin since 2011 where he teamed up with Nina Hynes producer Fabien Leseure. Together they have spent two years writing and recording the songs that would make up Gilded Bird. Lost To The Deep was recorded in Berlin’s iconic Funk Haus Studios.
You may have briefly caught a version of this driving grunge pop beast from Dublin-bred Otherkin on the ‘sheet last week.
There was something wrong in the audio ‘mix’ so the band – David Anthony, Luke Reilly , Rob Summons, Conor Andrew Wynne – went back to the mixing board to produce this new actually significantly improved version.
Fair play, in fairness.
Another song from the Broadsheet.ie and PressRecord.tv music series, hosting and producing videos for Irish acts performing new material.
Jiggy is an Irish trad band from Dublin with a difference. Mixing traditional Irish music, hip hop beats from the 1990s, and whatever else comes to mind. In this video we wanted to portray Dublin in all its true grit and character.
‘Laethanta Saoire’ is a tune that was composed in the 90s by the legendary guitarist Steve Cooney, and although Jiggy have played it many times it has never been recorded or released… until now!
A delicate, haunting composition from minimalist Co-Mayo ivory tinkler Conor Walsh
Thanks for the support over the last few years. I’ve finally got my debut E.P. together for release this Friday with the official launch gig on Saturday evening in the Unitarian Church, Dublin. The video was made by the incredibly talented Louise Gaffney. The release will be available on vinyl and digital download through Ensemble Records.