Release debut album “Rocket Science”
Rising Irish 5-piece Storyfold have just announced details of an exclusive headline performance in Whelan’s, to celebrate the release of their debut album, Rocket Science, on Friday, May 20th.
The record is eagerly awaited by fans and critics alike with Ireland’s foremost music blogger, 2UIBestow, naming it amongst his most anticipated albums of 2011.
These truly are exciting times for Storyfold and their loyal fanbase. Their debut single, Delphine Wakes, was a massive radio hit and the follow up, Behind Closed Doors, proved just as popular. Air-play led to dozens of gigs, rave-reviews led to more, including an incredible gig supporting Indie icons, Feeder, in Dublin’s Academy. Fans and critics lapped up live performances but clamoured for an album, so Storyfold packed the van and set sail for Modern World Studios in Bristol.
Rocket Science has been produced by Greg Haver (yes, THE Greg Haver. The one who has previously twiddled knobs for Manic Street Preachers, Lost Prophets, Super Furry Animals, Bullet for My Valentine, Catatonia and CODES) and early feedback suggests it’s going to be massive.
The band release the lead single, “Trick of Light” from the album on April 29th.
In the style of all good new-fashioned romances, Storyfold met on the internet. Back in the day (well…April 2009) Paddy McKenna took to the web’s drumming fora in search of a graceful tub-thumper. He hit the jackpot in finding drummer/pianist/human-talking-machine, Lindsey Hogan.
Lindsey is that most elusive of individuals, being both a drummer and musician. As the collaboration progressed her melodic instinct grew stronger, and after much searching of the soul, she ceded control of the sticks and found her home among the ebony and ivory. Storyfold’s distinctive sound was taking shape…
Jim McGourty was signed-up for his good looks, machismo and bass chops before another call to find a drummer was beamed into cyber-space. Clearly, fortune was smiling on the fledgling rockers. Despite anticipating weeks of ear-bleeding frustration, Storyfold were blown away by the brilliantly talented Sean McDonnell at the very first audition. The final piece in the Storyfold jigsaw fell into place in September 2010 when ex-Whiskey Limbs guitarist Michael Fortune assumed lead duties. Now the whole is truly greater than the sum of its parts.
What they say about Storyfold:
“How good does that sound? No, that’s not some big American band who has sold 20 million albums. They’re Irish and that’s Storyfold.” – Rick O’Shea, 2FM
“I love it! Great lyrics and a big sound that sucks you right in…..I’ve got a really good feeling about this band.” Andy Preston, FM104
“…who am I kidding, it’s absolutely brilliant!” KC, Today FM