Cian Nugent and the Cosmos – The Joinery, 31st January

The Nuge and band follow the recent release of debut album Born With The Caul with a gig at The Joinery tomorrow night, supported by Brigid Power Ryce

Cian Nugent’s first widely available album Doubles was released in the summer of 2011 to great acclaim from Pitchfork, NPR and The Wire, and rightly so. Nugent’s playing is a glorious thing – it twists and turns as if telling a story, with each chord change revealing something new. Over the past year, the young Dublin-based guitarist linked up with a four-piece band called the Cosmos, a motley bunch interested in mining the same far out musical styles. Born With The Caul is their first studio album and the group is a force, existing some place out of time. Not only is their sound an era-less one but the songs themselves are never in a hurry as they build and unfold, never wasting a note. Tours of the United Kingdom and Europe have clearly tightened them up, though the looseness and fluidity of their playing is an envious thing. Born With The Caul captures an artist and a group at a peak moment.

Cian Nugent and the Cosmos
With support from Brigid Power Ryce
The Joinery, Arbour Hill, Dublin 7
Friday 31st January
8PM, €8/10

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