- 09 Feb 22
The single is also available on vinyl, as a limited edition gold 7"
Following the release of 'Life's New Haircut' back in October, Junior Brother has returned with a new single, 'No Country For Young Men' – as well as an accompanying music video, out now.
The single is available digital platforms and as a limited edition gold 7", backed with a vinyl-only exclusive b-side – which can be ordered here.
“I wrote this song in response to the tangible feeling of dread and anxiety I felt across Dublin city during my first few months living there," Junior Brother says of 'No Country For Young Men'. "Increasingly hostile and violent evictions, police complicity in such acts, the housing crisis in general, among other factors seemed to cultivate a distrust of authority, particularly in the youth of the country.
"The day after a police-backed violent eviction of peaceful protestors from an abandoned house in North Frederick Street, Dublin, I stood with many others my age outside the empty house, and remarked upon seeing the photograph of the balaclava'd police next to the thugs dressed in all black that you couldn't tell the goons from the guards," he continues. "I joined the dots between this line of inquiry and the expectations of masculinity in society, which in turn led me around to posit the notion that a better society does not come quick, and before things change, this future must 'wait like a woman', in hope and frustration."
Junior Brother released his Choice Prize-nominated debut album, Pull The Right Rope, in 2019, and has toured with the likes of The Proclaimers, Lankum, Glen Hansard and The Murder Capital.
Take a look at the video for 'No Country For Young Men', directed by Emma Smith, below:
- 3: The Hope & Ruin, Brighton
- 4: The Lexington, London
- 6: Leaf on Bold Street, Liverpool
- 7: Hyde Park Book Club, Leeds
- 8: Cumberland Arms, Newcastle Upon Tyne
- 9: The Hug and Pint, Glasgow
- 12: Trades Club, Hebden Bridge
- 13: The Eagle Inn, Salford
- 14: Louisiana, Bristol
- 16: The Spirit Store, Dundalk
- 22: Connolly's of Leap, Co. Cork
- 23: Sea Church, Ballycotton, Co. Cork
- 5: Button Factory, Dublin
- 14: Dolans Warehouse, Limerick
- 21: Roisin Dubh, Galway
- 3: DeBarra's Folk Club, Clonakilty, Co. Cork