- 10 Dec 19
The Irish band's debut album is produced by David Bowie's long-time guitarist Gerry Leonard.
It’s rare that a new act bursts onto the scene with as much pedigree as Bedlam Suitcase.
Featuring Padraig Meehan and Tom Jamieson of celebrated Irish band Those Nervous Animals, and lead-singer Tara Baoth Mooney – who has a background as a voice actor and songwriter for Jim Henson’s Bear In The Big Blue House – Bedlam Suitcase have been quietly crafting their sound for three years. Their soon-to-be-released debut album, The Fourth Wall, features contributions from The Waterboys’ Steve Wickham, Grammy-winning musician and producer Paul Bryan, and is produced by none-other than David Bowie’s guitarist and musical director, Gerry Leonard.
“We’re terribly proud of the record,” Meehan tells Hot Press. “We set out to make something that wouldn’t compromise, that would be defiant and would not just be some flavour of the month. At this stage of our lives we don’t give a shit about chasing trends.”
The Fourth Wall, set to be released on Bedlam Suitcase's The Knock label, has been largely self-funded, with some donations. You can support the album by donating here. The Fourth Wall will be released on vinyl and CD, with art design by Tara and Padraig, as well as designer Niall McCormac.
"We are very proud of the final product," say the band. "It is unflinching, unapologetic, full throttle. We hope you love it as we do."
Bedlam Suitcase launch the album and their new single ‘Mountain Shadow’ at The Sugar Club on February 6.