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Since forming in Liverpool in 2007, The Lost Brothers have brewed up a steady catalog of well crafted, melodic songs that hark back to a time when life was simpler.

The duo both grew up surrounded by music and continue to take their life-long knowledge of song-craft, and their native Irish roots, and infuse a spirit of whatever music they happen be absorbing at the time. The result is nothing less then a sound totally their own.

Although The Lost Brothers, Oisín Leech and Mark McCausland, are a duo, they consider each record they make to be a collaboration. Their 2008 debut album, ‘Trails Of The Lonely’, was recorded in Portland with M Ward producer Mike Coykendall and is a folk tinged woodland treasure. It’s an album filled with intricate harmonies and gorgeous melodies while also having an eerie undercurrent of darkness and heartache. NME called it ”otherworldy…8/10”

Their second album, 2011’s ‘So Long John Fante’ was recorded in Sheffield with Richard Hawley’s band completing the studio ensemble. It recalls a golden era of Rock’n’Roll, with luscious strings and pedal steel employed in a beautiful landscape topped by the brothers’ dreamlike harmony singing.

On their latest album ‘The Passing Of The Night’ the brothers have further honed their quest of song with the help of Brendan Benson and his gang of merry men.

“We’ve toured a fair bit with him, so he ended up helping us make the next LP,” says Leech.

In 2011, the band caught the ear of Benson, who invited them to open for him on some Irish shows. Talk soon turned to recording and a plan was hatched for Benson to record a song or two for the brothers in his Nashville studio. With the wealth of material pouring forth, and the rate in which Benson was laying them down, they quickly realised that what started out as a bit of fun was now turning into an album to behold.

“It was a fantastic experience,” says Leech. “His approach to recording songs emphasises hard work. It’s old school, you create the correct atmosphere and then you go to put everything you have into the process. We did it in what was an old record plant outside Nashville. It was an extremely inspiring environment.”

Recorded in just 5 days, ‘The Passing Of The Night’ is the sound of The Lost Brothers doing what they do best – making music that all but demands you stop in your tracks and listen.

Let The Lost Brothers take you on a journey through The Passing Of The Night and when dawn comes you’ll feel battered, bruised, defeated, rejected, lost… but all the better for it.


€12 available online from WAV Tickets [Lo-Call 1890 200 078] (50c per ticket service charge applies on phone or creditcard bookings)


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).