Oisin Leech and Mark McCausland, from Meath and Tyrone, have been making music together since 2007. Their sound is inspired by a range of influences that include the writings of Patrick Kavanagh, the music of Patrick Sky, and the paintings of Jack B Yeats. With fans ranging from Iggy Pop to Elvis Costello the duo have been honing their craft for over a decade. The Guardian described their most recent album, ‘After The Fire After The Rain’, as ‘sublime’ while The Irish Times have described their sound to be ‘as smooth as aged-old whiskey’. The release was their sixth album to date. Pre-production took place in Crumlin with Stephen Shannon – the album was then recorded and mixed in Brooklyn NYC with Tony Garnier (Bob Dylan) and Daniel Schlett (Bonnie Prince Billy) at the production helm. The release features guest appearances from a range of artists including M Ward, Jolie Holland, Steve Wickham, Mike Coykendall and Howe Gelb. Mojo Magazine, The Irish Times and Hot Press included the record in their ‘Albums Of The Year’. The album was also shortlisted for the Northern Ireland Music Prize and awarded ‘Album Of The Day’ from BBC6 Music and ‘Album Of The Week’ at RTE Radio 1.
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