Dublin alt-folk rockers Tarantella Fall launched their debut album ‘Abandoned Road’ at the end of March. It contains a set of themed songs that could have been written for a speculative noir B-picture set in the American heartland. Its tells the the fictional story from various parts of the life of John W and is the kind of record the Coen Brothers would’ve made had they picked up telecasters instead of 16mm cameras. At the core of their sound though is good old-fashioned storytelling through song.
The album, essentially a modern take on the concept album, was recorded in the last half of 2010, under the production stewardship of Dave “Skippy” Christophers in his Karma Korner studio in Dublin. Musically it veers from Bruce Springsteen, Tom Waits, Neil Young, hitting R.E.M. and Radiohead and lots more in between. Already it has picked up radio play on the national airwaves, with spins being given by John Murray on RTE Radio 1, Dan Hegarty on RTE 2fm and Paul McLoone on Today FM amongst others. They have also garnered press coverage in Hot Press, The Irish Times and The Star. The lads will be launching the first single taken from the long player, ‘Junk’, at Upstairs In Whelan’s on Saturday July 23rd.
The video for ‘Laura Ann’