Multi instrumented Irish folk-rock band The Dandy Horses

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'The multi-instrumentalism of the band is showcased beautifully….The whole EP reeks of summer with a promise of good times., all rolled up in the Dandy’s Americana/country/folk good time sound. The Dandy Horses build their songs on a strong foundation of sweet memorable melody and great lyrics’ - (Mark Reid, Creative Voices NI)

‘‘One of Northern Ireland’s fastest rising folk bands’ - (Matt McCreary, Belfast Telegraph)

‘Splendid band. I really, really like them.’
- (Ralph Mc Lean, BBC Radio Ulster)


The Dandy Horses' 'Tales from Hard Luck Town' is a powerful rocky folk album with a commercial edge sharp enough to slice out their own piece of the industry, often being compared to such bands as Fleetwood Mac and The Mamas and Papas.

'Tales from Hard Luck Town' is an 11 track album with most featuring a story or character relating to 'Hard Luck Town.' Despite there being a dark undercurrent, many of the tracks are also upbeat and lighter in tone. The album includes a murder ballad and other themes include homelessness, seeking fulfilment, being sent to prison ('Hydebank Hotel'), relationships, and drunken antics. The songs have a relatable feel, often being shaped by the band’s life experiences and observations.

Listen to the title track of the album here:

As well as featuring on many local radio stations, such as Radio Ulster multiple times, and 6 Music they have also performed live on the only English speaking Radio Station in Ethiopia - Afro FM. They were also flown out to Ethiopia twice at the request of the Irish Embassy to perform at their St Patricks day celebrations. They have also just been booked to do their second tour of Germany.

Having performed in such places as the aforementioned is a perfect portrayal of how tangible and enjoyable their music is. Whether you're a folk fan through and through or you never thought you'd be partial to it, The Dandy Horses' New album is definitely going to be your latest infatuation.

Links:


https://www.facebook.com/dandyhorses/



https://soundcloud.com/the-176/sets/tales-from-hard-luck-town/s-ZVkHG

www.thedandyhorses.com

https://twitter.com/TheDandyHorses
 

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