Ian Whitty and the Exchange – first album in eight years
What you may need to know…
01. Corkman Ian Whitty and collaborators the Exchange return for his first record in eight years, the wonderfully-monikered Cash Crop.
02. Recorded as live in various spaces around the city, including Bhailiú/Elastic Sleep man Chris Somers’ One Chance Out studio, the album’s production and mix was also a collaborative effort, between Somers, the band and producer Steve Fanagan.
03. Streaming above is the video for Bottom Line, the album’s lead-off single.
04. Launching Cash Crop tonight at Coughlan’s, kicking off the IMRO-award winners’ Jazz Weekend proceedings. Kickoff 9pm, a tenner in.
Verdict: Keenly-aware pop with a folkish tinge, with absolutely nothing having been lost during Cash Crop‘s lengthy process.