Acoustic duo The Lost Brothers have dropped a single, announced their next album and tour, Getintothis’ Howard Doupé brings the details.
The Lost Brothers, (Mark McCausland and Oisin Leech) have revealed details of their fifth long player, entitled Halfway Towards A Healing to be released January 26 on Bird Dog Records.
In celebration, the rich acoustic based single Echoes In The Wind has just been released along with the news of an extensive tour in support of the album.
It’s been three years since their last release, the Bill Ryder Jones produced New Songs Of Dawn And Dust and for a group that’s received plaudit from Richard Hawley, appeared at the BBC Electric Proms and performed on The Late Late Show the announcement is a welcomed one.
Halfway Towards A Healing, recorded in Tucson, Arizona continues their trademark sound of close harmony vocals.
Over twelve tracks, location and emotion are softly suggested. From opening song, Echoes In The Wind, to closing spoken word track, The Ballad Of A Lost Brother the songs reach out like fingers across a warm night to calm a troubled brow. The lyrics match the intimate, tender moods.
Speaking of the album, “The songs that eventually make it onto our records are sometimes the ones we write quickly,” reveals Leech. “Take, More Than I Can Comprehend, one of three songs co-written with Glen Hansard. “You can’t get more direct than that one,” states Leech. “We have had a tendency in the past to be quite abstract with lyrics, but Glen suggested we go straight for the jugular.”
In what sets this release apart Leech comments, “many of our albums have been quite desolate, but this one has tiny slivers of hope. We’ve been challenged, and that has made the songs richer. We have definitely polished the gloom a bit! Weirdly, it’s our most forward-thinking record.”
- The Lost Brothers at LEAF on 2 February, the rest of their forthcoming tour dates are as follows:
December 8: Solstice Arts Theatre, Navan
December 9: Solstice Arts Theatre, Navan
December 16: Strule Arts Theatre, Omagh
January 30: The Lexington, London
February 1: Picture House Social, Sheffield
February 2: LEAF, Liverpool
February 8: The Sugar Club, Dublin
February 9: Wexford Arts Centre, Wexford
February 10: St. Patrick’s Gateway, Waterford
February 14: The Black Box, Belfast
February 16: The Ramor Theatre, Virginia
February 17: Balor Arts Theatre, Ballybofey
February 23: Dolans, Limerick
February 24: St. Luke’s Church, Cork
March 12: Irish Arts Centre, New York