James unveils a brand new song “When I Leave” ahead of his Electric Picnic Performance
Posted up on soundcloud this week and its available as a free download on link below.
I’ve been recording when I can over the summer, on the floors of festival dressing rooms, in hotels, I’ve been waiting for everyone to fall asleep so I can track vocals in the back lounge of the bus. Making Post Tropical definitely lit a fire. There’s no plan for any of it, I have an album in the world and it is rightfully taking up a lot of my energy, but I’ve plenty energy to go around, I’d like to start putting out some ideas while the ink is still wet, I want people to hear them, to know what they are when we play them live during the autumn Euro and US tours.
Disclaimer, They’re not polished, nothing recorded on the road ever could be, a lot of time spent removing crazy back ground sounds from vocals etc. That’s the point though I guess, snapshots.
When I was in college I’d go out a lot, but I wasn’t the guy that was the centre of everyone’s attention, I was usually standing awkwardly in the corner. But just because you’re standing in the corner doesn’t mean you don’t love to dance. That’s what this song is about I guess, dance like no one’s watching.
I Have A Tribe’s Yellow Raincoats EP has secured a place in The Last Mixed Tape’s ‘Top 5 E.P’s of the year so far…2014′
“Delivering on all the promise seen in early live performances, Yellow Raincoats brought forth the intricate and succinct charm of I Have A Tribe’s deeply evocative songwriting.”
Written/Directed by – Emma J Doyle & Cory Philpott
Director of Photography – Robin Leveille
First Assistant Camera – Hannah Keiver
Colourist – Justin Wotherspoon
Sound – Ross Dowling
Today Patrick O’Laoghaire a.k.a I Have A Tribe released his debut EP, Yellow Raincoats. The title track, which premiered a few weeks back on The Line Of Best Fit, is a follow up from 2013’s Monsoon which gained praise from the likes of NME, Notion and Pigeons & Planes.
I Have A Tribe spent a busy 2013 recording the ‘Yellow Raincoats’ EP with Rob Ellis and Conor O’Brien of Villagers, touring Europe with Anna Calvi, opening for Villagers’ Irish homecoming show and performing shows at Electric Picnic and CMJ in New York. With the fruits of those EP sessions ripe and ready to reveal this spring, I Have A Tribe’s blend of plaintive pop and folk-tinged melancholia has never been more evident than on the EP’s title track.
To celebrate the release of his debut EP he will play a string of shows in the coming weeks, including a set at Brighton’s Great Escape Festival today.
Yellow Raincoats is available now for purchase & download in Ireland
May 13 // Servant Jazz Quarters // London
May 16 // Chancery Lane // Dublin
May 17 // Chancery Lane // Dublin
It’s been a busy few weeks for Darling between playing at the launch of Indiependence Festival 2014, announcing a string of shows in May and releasing their latest video for Sail Away, the second track off their debut EP.
The video, directed by Scott Altman, tells the story of two young girls who enter a soap box derby to escape the realities of normal everyday life.
Galway // Monroes // May 21
Belfast // McHughs // May 22
Dublin // Whelans // May 23
Cork // Cyprus Avenue // May 24 (Free Gig)