The Hard Ground will release their second LP Triptych on Friday April 10th

Triptych is the culmination of a year long project that has seen the Cork based band release the album digitally as 3 separate EP’s. The final EP in the series is set to be released in conjunction with the full physical album on the same day.

Seeking to approach the recording and release of an album in a new way, the band set about the project in early 2014 working with producer Christian Best in Monique Studios in Cork city. The method of release, inspired by the ‘triptych’ art concept, is a response to the challenges faced by recording artists in today’s music industry. The ‘album’ – the backbone of the record industry – has been rapidly replaced by an increasingly fragmented means of consumption. The album is dead – long live the playlist.

Independently released, the constant writing, recording, and touring schedule has had a huge influence on the album. Undertaken as a real time recording project, the album documents the development of the bands sound and songwriting over the last twelve months giving the listener an intimate insight in the creative process.

There’ll be a pair of album launch gigs on Thursday 7th May in The Odessa in Dublin, and The Oliver Plunkett in Cork on Thursday May 28th.

 More on the album & other live dates at http://www.thehardground.com.