- 31 Jan 22
The single is the first release from Dom Martin's new album, A Savage Life, out on April 8.
Blues guitarist Dom Martin has released his newest single '12 Gauge'. The song – and its accompanying video – offers a first taste of his upcoming album, A Savage Life, which will be the Northern Irish musician's sophomore effort.
The video features Martin and fellow musicians playing a set at legendary Dublin venue Whelan's. With the only embellishments the occasional lyrics on the screen, the video centres primarily on the music – with close-ups of bassist Dave Thompson and drummer Lawrence McKeown supporting Martin's quick-paced guitar riffs.
"In some respects, the new album is like my 2019 debut album Spain to Italy but still very different,” Martin comments. “It’s a mixture of acoustic solo and electric just like the first one, however, on this new one, I really wanted to keep this album under-produced so I can reproduce the tracks in a live setting."
Produced by Grammy nominated and two-time Hot Press Music Award winner Chris O'Brien and arranged by Martin himself, the album was recorded in Dublin and Belfast in the second half of 2021.
Ahead of the release of A Savage Life on April 8, check out the video for '12 Gauge' below.
A Savage Life tracklist:
2. HERE COMES THE RIVER
3. BLUES ON THE BAY
4. THE MAN FROM NOWHERE
5. 12 GAUGE
7. DRINK IN BLUE COLOURS
9. MAXWELL SHUFFLE
10. THE PARTING GLASS (Trad. Arr)