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M Stevens & The Ghasts w/ Neosupervital
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Workman's Cellar
Thursday, April 6, 2023 - 08:00 PM
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M Stevens & The Ghasts have announced that they will release Go Gracefully, the third single from the album Birds, with a launch party and accompanying video in the Workman's Cellar, Dublin, on April 6th, 2023. Special guest on the night is electro-pop wunderkind Neosupervital.

As a follow up to the first two singles released in late 2022 - Purple Heather and In the Garden - Go Gracefully is a contemplative offering, steeped in the singer songwriter tradition and featuring some of those unexpected lyrical detours for which M Stevens is known. Exploring themes such as Catholicism, alienation and spiritual paralysis, it opens with a simple, finger-picked guitar before working its way towards a grand emotional swell.

"I saw you walking in the village in the night, your face was lit up like a tooth in UV light,
And while your ancestors made patterns in the corn, you stood against the wind, a slanted dead hawthorn."

The video, directed by Hugh McCabe, complements the song with visuals of the band rather terrifyingly preserved in time as statues. The video was made by 3D scanning in various locations - including graveyards and religious institutions - around the Dublin 8 and 12 areas.

Release details: All online platforms, April 6th https://linktr.ee/mikestevens72.

Go Gracefully opens the album Birds from which it is taken. The album was funded by the Arts Council's Agility Award and was recorded and mixed by composer/producer Stephen Shannon at Experimental Audio.

Praise for Birds:
“Birds is an exciting debut album that lives up to the experience and pedigree of the talent onboard … (a) blend of wit and thoughtfulness …. wonderfully produced and arranged” (The Goo November 2022)

“Strings, flutes, mandolins and music hall piano are all employed to build deftly appointed musical worlds for Stevens to populate with drunk gods, alien ejaculate and UV lit teeth” (Totally Dublin January 2023)

“ … oscillates between the delicate and driving while keeping the same mordant wit and tongue in its cheek … an earnest yet wry album that is made with such heart that it can’t help but charm” (The Thin Air, November 2022).

Mike Stevens has previously worked with a string of Irish alt folk & indie pop bands like Settler, Groom, Lie Ins and Skelocrats and was also co-founder of celebrated indie collective Popical Island. M's band The Ghasts have played with such acts as Seabeasts, Si Schroeder, Large Mound, Spook of the 13th Lock, Land Lovers, A Ritual Sea and Sweet Jane.

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