- 25 May 22
Oisin Mod's debut album Honeycomb will be released on August 19th, 2022.
Galway singer-songwriter Oisin Mod has released mellow tune 'Honeycomb', the title track off of his forthcoming debut album of the same name.
Newcomer Mod also released a music video to go along with the new indie song; which appearing to be shot through a retro camcorder, features suitably paired back, soft visuals of butterflies and waterfalls and grainy black and white footage of Mod singing solo in his warm, melancholic style.
He also announced that he will be making his London gig debut at Paper Dress Vintage in Hackney on September 14th, shortly after the release of Honeycomb. Tickets are available now from Dice.
Honeycomb was produced by former Coral guitarist Bill Ryder-Jones at his Yawn Studios on The Wirral and recorded in just ten days. There’s shades of Elliott Smith, solo Lennon and Mazzy Star in its warm textures, but the identity and character of the album is all Oisin.
“I listened to perhaps one or two songs and just felt it was a good fit. Aside from the sheer quality of the songwriting, musically he's very minimalistic and melody-led, which are things I'm always drawn to,” recalls Ryder-Jones, who has also produced former Shack leader Mick Head’s new album.
“Oisin has a great balance of vision and humility,” he continues. “We had several phone calls where he would explain his musical identity and thoughts on songwriting prior to the sessions so, by the time it came to do the album, I knew very much what was needed. Oisin has very firm ideas about what he wants. I took a lot from those sessions, he’s a really special guy.”
Growing up in Moycullen, 25-year-old Mod has been playing guitar and violin since the age of eight. He has played in bands locally since he was a teen and after the disbandment of his last group he decided to take on life as a solo artist and began writing Honeycomb.
“I do have a habit of overthinking things, but as we only had ten days you don’t have time to do that,” says Oisin of the sessions with Bill. “I always think about people like Neil Young, they weren’t overthinking stuff, they had a few days in between tours and they went in and said, ‘OK this is how it’s going to be…’ and just captured that moment.”
Watch the new music video for Honeycomb below.
02 Broken Record
05 Open Window
06 I Know That You Do
07 Still Enough
08 Moments Notice
09 Don’t Take The Trouble
10 Outside Your Head