- 11 Sep 19
New music and more tour dates from Cry Monster Cry
Irish folk duo Cry Monster Cry just announced their second album! Tides will come out on October 11, four years after their debut album Rhythm Of Dawn. The 10-track record sees the Martin brothers returning with a refined, mature sound and a contemporary approach to songwriting.
But we don't have to wait long to get a little foretaste of the new record. Title track 'Tides' will be released this month, on September 27.
Recorded in the wilds of Donegal by Tommy McLaughlin (Villagers, SOAK) and mixed in Cork by Christian Best (Mick Flannery, Marc O'Reilly), the song pushes the brothers' lush blood harmonies and evocative lyrics to the forefront, backing them up with swelling strings, spectral analog synths and warm guitars.
Jamie Martin says about their new album: "Tides is about hope and fear, joy and sorrow. The crushing pain of loss and the beauty of new beginnings. Self-doubt. Struggles with mental health. Victory. Defeat. New loves. It's as close to the bone as we've gotten so far in our song-writing, and it presents a snapshot from a very specific time in both our lives."
Richie adds: "Life is often chaotic. It can push and pull you in different directions and to different shores. We wanted to write an album that not only sat as one cohesive piece of work from beginning to end, but that also felt honest and reflective of that."
After announcing a Whelan's gig for October, Cry Monster Cry added more tour dates to their schedule. Check out the complete list of Irish shows below:
- 19 Sep: Solstice Art centre - Navan, Ireland *Supporting Mary Black
- 20 Sep: Ulster Hall – Belfast, N. Ireland *Supporting Mary Black
- 21 Sep: Whelan's – Dublin, Ireland – Mic Christopher’s 50th Birthday
- 26 Sep: Market Place Theatre – Armagh, N. Ireland *Supporting Mary Black
- 17 Oct: Whelan's - Dublin, Ireland (album launch)
- 18 Oct: Winthrop Avenue - Cork, Ireland (album launch)
- 28 Oct: Guildhall In The Round Samhain Sessions in Derry, N. Ireland
- 16 Nov: The Guildhall – Derry, N. Ireland *Supporting Mary Black