Aiken Promotions presents
CASS McCOMBS BAND
Main Venue, Fri 20th Jan 2017, 8pm
NEW ALBUM ‘MANGY LOVE’ OUT NOW
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Over the past decade, Cass McCombs has established himself as one of our premier songwriters. It’s a career that’s twisted and turned, from style to subject, both between records and within them.
His new record, “Mangy Love,” ventures into realms of experimental soul, twisted psychedelia, and straight-up rock, resulting in a sound that articulates his live show better than ever before.
Thematically, it’s far darker, tackling heavy issues through McCombs’ uniquely cracked lens of (oftentimes hilarious) lyrical wit and acumen toward subtlety. Hip-hop and Beat poetry influences have never been more evident, with several songs employing a speech-style and clever fast-paced wordplay. There are guest appearances by many fellow musicians of his tribe ranging from Angel Olsen to Blake Mills, under the production of veteran Rob Schnapf, and the overall result is his most immediate and upbeat record to date.
“One of the great songwriters of his time” – NY Times
“One of those rare albums that reveals a little more with every play” – The Guardian “McCombs has yet to make a bad record, but “Mangy Love” is up there with his very best…Stunning” – Q
“‘Mangy Love’ captivates like a Hollywood classic and takes your mind hostage like a favourite novel…McCombs’ richest ever recording… it’ll stay under your skin forever.” – NME
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Its not trad but its not folk either, a mix of rip-roaring delicately played instrumental compositions taking inspiration from all over Europe, together with drones, electronic sound scapes and spectacular vocals. Mossy Nolan’s music has its roots in the folk and traditional realms for sure, but has the scope to reach a wider audience.
TICKETS – SOLD OUT
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Strictly over 18′s, I.D. may be required
AFTER THE GIG
Whelan’s Indie Club w/ Late Bar from 10:30pm or check out the bands playing The Midnight Hour in the upstairs venue – Free Entry via front door until 10:30pm | Drinks Promos