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Ciaran Lavery: Sweet Decay – The new album out 13th April

“A beautifully wholesome homage to love in its purest and fullest form, with Lavery’s voice hitting its familiar endearingly androgynous sound throughout” – Billboard

Listen to the lead track ‘To Chicago’:

Critically-acclaimed and celebrated songwriter Ciaran Lavery will release his brand new album Sweet Decay on the 13th April, his first set of new music since his sophomore album – and winner of the Northern Ireland Music Prize – Let Bad In came out in 2016.

You can pre-order the album here:

To coincide with the release of the new album, Ciaran has made lead track ‘To Chicago’ available now, premiered via Billboard. You can listen to ‘To Chicago’ here:

Hailing from the village of Aghagallon, 20 miles south of Belfast, Sweet Decay is the Northern Irishman’s third longplayer, and is a record deep in emotional honesty, exploring the human condition in all its guises, and follows the aforementioned Let Bad In and debut album Not Nearly Dark that featured ‘Shame,’ a track that now has nearly 40 million Spotify streams.

Recorded with an array of Irish musicians who have performed with the likes of Hozier and James Vincent McMorrow, Sweet Decay finds Ciaran expanding his musical horizons. Opening track ‘Everything Is Made To Last’ offers a more full band sound, complete with a subtle electronic backing, whilst ‘13’ finds the songwriter expanding on his folk background in to something approaching a more Americana sound.

That isn’t to say Ciaran has completely changed musical tack, as ‘Morning Bell’ testifies, featuring his lovelorn vocals and gentle, finger plucked acoustic guitar whilst the haunting, almost gospel-tinged ‘Beast At My Door’ finds Ciaran detailing his mental health battles over sweeping strings and delicate acoustic guitar.

Sweet Decay tracklisting:

1. Everything Is Made To Last
2. 13
3. To Chicago
4. Bones 4 Blood
5. Your Artist
6. Wicked Teeth
7. Beast At My Door
8. Two Days In Savannah
9. Wells Tower Song
10. Morning Bell
11. Sweet Decay


€13 available online from WAV Tickets or Lo-Call 1890 200 078 (1-7pm M-F)

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