- 08 Mar 19
Irish band Cronin start off 2019 with the release of 'The First Kiss of Love'
Cronin have had an eventful couple of years finishing off their debut album, The First Kiss of Love. From Pete Doherty giving them shout outs to Noel Gallagher hiding behind their CD cover escaping the London paparazzi to Niall Horan turning up to their gigs.
The new album has been a labour of love, 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).
Never a band to pass up an opportunity, there is a plethora of few names from the Irish industry on the album; fiddling 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. The influence of our hero's 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,' Mick Cronin reflects.
The new single is a remixed version of the title track from their debut album, the cover artwork uses an image of the baptism font of English poet, painter and visionary William Blake.
The music video is taken from live footage of the bands various gigs and festivals across Europe including The Olympia Theatre, Vestrock Festival, Q Factory in Amsterdam and The Marquee in Drumlish Festival Ireland, watch below: