Barry McCormack – When the Windows Shake
The video for ‘When the Windows Shake’ was filmed by Choice Award winning singer-songwriter Adrian Crowley. A companion piece of sorts to the video he made for McCormack’s ‘Worse Things Happen at Sea’, which they filmed in Paris, this time they shot footage in the more familiar surrounds of Dublin city centre and amidst the faded grandeur of the promenade in Bray. Scenes of cheap raincoats, scraggy pigeons and the majestic views of Killiney Bay are juxtaposed with lyrics about a town under threat from apocalyptic flooding, social disorder and illegal tobacco products. The songs on Barry’s latest album Cut Throat Lane were described by the Handsome Family’s lyricist Rennie Sparks as ‘gritty short films that deeply and sensitively evoke the dark, damp streets of modern Dublin…like James Joyce’s Dubliners McCormack’s new album is a story of Dublin told from many voices…turning dark doings into beautiful art’ Barry McCormack and his band, with guests Let’s Get Lost, play Seanachai, Kinsale on May 2nd, Mr. Bradley, Cork city on May 3rd (with very special guests Boa Morte), The Pumphouse, Kilkenny on May 4th as part of the Kilkenny Roots Festival (without guests Let’s Get Lost) and The Cobblestone, Dublin on May 17th.