- 29 Jun 22
The highly influential Irish band have ended their ten year dry spell with a new single, upcoming album and tour announcement.
Irish folk-rock band Scullion have released the single 'All The Bells In Spain', taken from their upcoming album Time Has Made a Change in Me.
The project marks the band's first album release in ten years. Dropping September 22, the new album is a two-year (isolation fuelled) labour of love.
According to a press release, Time Has Made a Change in Me is an "uplifting and inspirational collection of songs for the head and heart and will take to the highway, collapse distance and bring us back together in the halls, front rooms, back rooms and bar rooms of Ireland." The new album will be celebrated by the band with an album launch tour across Ireland - dates tbc.
Speaking about 'All The Bells In Spain', the band’s lead songwriter Sonny Condell explains: "This song was written as a way of dodging making a speech as father of the bride at my Daughter’s wedding. It was a big nervous gamble, could I write it? And in time, would they like it? Would the hired guitar be playable? But it all worked out, and it was first performed as the sun set over the Mediterranean sea, and that happy day was in 2018."
Scullion originally formed mid '70s and were revered as one of Ireland’s most innovative, original and brilliant live bands. Their style runs across genres, encompassing contemporary and traditional folk, rock, reggae, jazz, calypso, blues, soul and beyond.
Now consisting of Sonny Condell, Philip King, and Robbie Overson; the band are back with their first album since the formidable Long Wave - the bands first release after 27 years.
Recently the bad have released 'The Fruit Smelling Shop (Reimagined Version)' and 'I Need My Girl (The National cover)', before progressing on to their latest single.
The band says their "upcoming new record emphasises the band's musical curiosity", weaving Bob Dylan, James Joyce and Sufjan Stevens into the DNA of this record with the exhilarating music of lyricist Sonny Condell beating at the heart of the thing.
Check out 'All The Bells In Spain' below. Find information on Scullion's tour dates here.