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Mundy’s brand new album was released on 17th April 2015 went in to the Charts at No. 4.
With Mundy’s brand new single ‘Shot In The Dark’, the popular artist gives us a taste of his sixth studio album.
Mundy has teamed up with Youth, who produced his debut album, the critically acclaimed Jellylegs in 1996. Jellylegs yielded such hit songs ‘ Gin and Tonic Sky’ ‘Life’s A Cinch’ and ‘To You I Bestow’ which featured on the soundtrack for Baz Luhrmann ’s Romeo & Juliet.
Following Jellylegs, Mundy went on to release the multi platinum record 24 Star Hotel, with hit tracks ‘July’ and ‘ Mexico’ becoming firm favourites. Raining Down Arrows, which hit the #1 slot in the Irish Album Charts, came next and was recorded in the musically revered city of Austin, Texas. His first live album Live and Confusion followed recorded at a storming and sold out Vicar St show. Galway Girl was recorded as an encore and went on to become the best selling single and most downloaded song 2 years in a row in Ireland (2007/2008). His 4th studio album, Strawberry Blood, followed in 2009 and saw Mundy touring Ireland, Australia and the UK once more. Shuffle was released in 2011 and was a gorgeous ode to some of Mundy’s most favourite songwriters. It featured his versions of songs by greats like Tom Waits, Lucinda Williams, John Prine, Paul Simon and Gillian Welch, to name a few.
Since then, Mundy has been busy. He’s been touring the US, performing at The Royal Albert Hall – not to mention the small matter of performing for Barack Obama both on his Irish visit, and at his home in The White House.
Mundy met Youth again at a show a couple of years back. They decided to collaborate together for the first time since ‘95, and wound up in Youth’s studio in Spain where they got to work. Youth’s is one of the most experienced and talented UK producers, having worked with the likes of The Verve, Pink Floyd, Culture Club, Reverend & The Makers, Echo & The Bunnymen and Paul McCartney. The line-up for the recording included Mundy on guitar and vocals, Youth on bass, Eddie Banda on drums and Michael Rendall on keys, with some extra guitar lines from Simon Tong (The Verve, Gorillaz, Damon Albarn) and Michael Wadada (Suns Of Arqa) on sitar.
Mundy and band is appearing at Whelan’s on Sat 23rd May
€20 available online from WAV Tickets or Lo-Call 1890 200 078 (1-8pm M-F, 4-8pm Sat)
– 50c per ticket service charge applies on phone, internet or creditcard bookings. Final ticket price may be higher from other outlets.
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, 12am).