Both acts are doing the rounds of this not fair but rather horrendously rain riddled Isle in an attempt to prove that there’s more to north of the border than just Sainsburys and IKEA, and also in support of their new God Says / FIghter split single.
You can pick up a copy of the single from San Franciscan label Penny or at one of the stops listed below. The press release tells us that:
ESCAPE ACT’s God Says is 2 minutes and 34 seconds of killer hooks that will have you smiling all summer. The track is the first single from the band’s recent studio adventure with Andy Miller (Mogwai, Fratellis, Sons & Daughters) at Chem19 in Glasgow. As the name suggests Escape Act take their musical liberty seriously with influences including The Clash, David Bowie and Neil Young the eclectic sound is riddled with pop hooks, sing-along choruses and intense all-out live shows.
TOM MCSHANE is a musician from Northern Ireland. His first releases, the lo-fi, home recorded “Songs Are Sad” and the follow-up album, “Departures” have attracted critical acclaim. Co-produced by Oppenheimer’s Rocky O’Reilly, the bejeweled and brassy Fighter represents the latest peak of Tom’s compositional powers. As well as drawing on the lo-fi influence of Smog, Nick Drake and Mount Eerie, the mood also calls to mind the dark tone of one of Tom’s biggest heroes: Charles Mingus.
06/07 Dublin, Whelans (with Mumblin’ Deaf Ro)
08/07 Phantom FM Live Session (Escape Act only)
11/07 Cork, The Quad (with Vertigo Smyth)
12/07 Limerick, Baker Place (with Vertigo Smyth)