Richie Egan aka Jape takes us back to the Dublin of his childhood on this highly evocative new single from his ambitious Sentinel album.
Director Jamie Delaney talks us through the song’s unforgettable video.
“The moment I heard Harrington Street, I saw an image of bittersweet teenage love. The uplifting melancholy of the lyrics and the ethereal tones instantly brought me to the back alleys of youth.
“Where giddy anticipation, nervous insecurity and the paranoid self-consciousness all mixed. I wanted the story to revolve around these seminal but yet universal moments. The moments we all remember from that awkward teenage love.”
Wexford-based Americana duo Kj McEvoy (top right) and Aileen Mythen (left) aka The Remedy Club ramp up the volume on the third single from their album True Hand True Heart which they’re launching on March 27 with a special live stream on their Facebook page.
Last month, with a copy of Irish journalist David Diebold’s new flash memoir This Is How We Danceup for grabs, we asked you to nominate your favourite memoir.
You answered in your tens. But there could only be one winner.
Just Kids by Patti Smith
Ger Siggins writes:
It’s a powerful story of love, art, music and death in 1970s NYC, told by one of the giants of modern music who knows how to tell a story. Can’t remember a memoir I ever wanted to read twice. Magic.
Love Is A Mix-tape by Rob Sheffield
Catherine Vaughan writes:
A memoir of his relationship with his wife from first meeting, to her death, told through the mix-tapes they made for each other. Recommend by a friend, I expected a sort of real-life High Fidelity. I did not expect the level of snotty bawling while reading the last few chapters, as he described how Renee died suddenly in his arms from a brain aneurysm…
Down and out in Paris and London by George Orwell
In this two-part memoir, George Orwell tells us about his living in extreme poverty and squalor in the two capital cities between 1928 and 1929. Vividly sordid, full of bombastic characters, his truculent writing takes you from shabby hotels to miserable lodging houses, from sleeping rough in London to the dampest spikes. A compelling read.
Tour Cancelled in Germany, Belgium & the Netherlands. Sincerely sorry, it’s such a tough time. Anyone who was planning to come to a show please buy a record or t shirt at my website. Help me keep this boat afloat. https://t.co/ocHCfilyj0
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