- 24 Oct 19
Cronin premiere their latest single and announce a handful of dates across Europe.
Irish band Cronin today premiere their latest single, 'There's a Darkness', as well as a slew of tour dates before the end of the year. The song conjures an autumnal spirit, and, according to the band, it serves as a taste of upcoming ambitions they have in store for 2020.
The band, comprised of brothers Johnny and Mick Cronin along with Brian Murphy and Fiachra Milner, has had a whirlwind few years following the release of their debut album, The First Kiss of Love. Pete Doherty gave them shoutouts in arenas; Noel Gallagher hid behind their CD cover to escape the London paparazzi; Niall Horan turned up to one of their gigs; Mick participated in an all-star band at Shane MacGowan's 60th birthday celebration drumming for the likes of Bono, Johnny Depp, Nick Cave and more with the rest of the band performing at the aftershow on Shane's request.
The album was recorded in their own Transmission Rooms studio with long term collaborators Ger McDonnell (U2, Manics, Dexys), Karl Odlum (The Frames, Fionn Regan) and string arranger Terry Edwards (PJ Harvey, Tindersticks). The album features numerous noteworthy Irish collaborators including Waterboy Steve Wickham, JJ72's Mark Greaney, vibmaster BP Fallon reading John Donne, Mod Godfater Irish Jack Lyons reflecting on past love, and Pogue Shane MacGowan giving one of his trademark screams amongst others.
"It is quite a retro album and we hold our hands up to that," said Mick. "The influence of our heroes is all over it for everyone to hear. we sort of had to get these fantasies out of our system before we can move on as songwriters."
Take a listen to Cronin's new single, 'There's a Darkness' here and see their upcoming tour dates below.
Cronin Tour Dates
SAT 26TH OCT - Boyles of Slane, Meath, IE
SAT 2ND NOV - Papirhuset, Drammen, Norway
THURS 14TH NOV - The Grove Inn, Leeds, UK
FRI 15TH NOV - Whelans, Uxbridge, London, UK
SAT 16TH NOV - Whelans, Croydon, London, UK
SUN 17TH NOV - London, TBC
SUN 15TH DEC - The Brudenell, Leeds, UK
THURS 26TH DEC - The Village Inn, Drumlish, Longford, IE
FRI 27TH DEC - Monroe's Galway, IE
SAT 28TH DEC - The Stables at Smiddy's, Mullingar, IE
Photography by Andrew Caitlin