Having won the prestigious Choice Music Prize for ‘Album Of The Year’ (Ireland’s equivalent of Britain’s Mercury Prize), Jape release their acclaimed album, ‘Ocean Of Frequency’ in Australia on 28th September. The universally praised record marks the first international release on HUB The Label (Dappled Cities, Winter People) via Inertia
The release comes ahead of Jape’s soon-to-be-announced Australian tour
Ian Dempseys single of the week last week –
Jape is following up the release of last year’s Choice music prize winning album ‘Ocean Of Frequency’ with a new single Please Don’t Turn The Record Off / Its Shadow Won’t Make Noise, out June 4th on music/is/for/losers.
The first act to ever win the award twice, touring around the globe off the back of the new album and even moving to Sweden this year, it’s been a hectic 2012 for Egan and band mates.
However despite moving away there is no way you won’t get to see him this summer as he is back for a lot of the festivals this summer and come headline dates around the UK. The festival highlights include Camden Crawl Dublin, Sea Sessions, Leopardstown Racing Festival, Indiependence, Castlepalooza, Kilkenny Arts Festival, Sunflower Fest and more.
5th May – Festival of Fires (Westmeath)
6th May – Camden Crawl / Cuban Bar (London)
10th May – Bourkes (Limerick)
11th May – Camden Crawl / Button Factory (Dublin)
12th May – Great Escape Festival (Brighton)
14th May – Lexington / Supporting My Best Fiend (London)
2nd June – Coors Light Weekender (Cork)
5th June – The Waiting Room (London)
9th June – Helium 2012 (Ballymahon)
29th June – Celtronic 2012 (Derry)
30th June – Sea Sessions (Bundoran)
12th July – Leopardstown Racing Festival (Dublin)
3rd/4th/5th August – Indiependence Festival (Cork)
3rd/4th/5th August – Castlepalooza (Offaly)
17th August – Kilkenny Arts Festival (Kilkenny)
18th August – Sunflower Festival (Lisburn)
Congratulations all round for JAPE who picked up their 2nd Choice Music “Album Of The Year” award in
Dublin’s Olympia last Thursday night. This album “Oceans Of Frequency” beat off stiff opposition to win the award and in doing so brought in a nice 15/1 wager for the Faction office. Go buy the album here
Irish troubadour James Vincent McMorrow makes his maiden voyage to Australia this April to introduce his remarkable solo talent. Alongside debut performances at Bluesfest, McMorrow will set out on an east coast run with stops in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne. James has already captured audiences throughout Europe and USA with his passionate, pop oriented folk, including the UK where his spot on last year’s Glastonbury lineup had many new fans witness his magic. His album “Early In The Morning” platforms his musical integrity and genuine talent with hypnotic lyrics inspired by life, love and literature.
James Vincent McMorrow’s live show is a hushed and reverential affair, each show met with pin drop silence as people are mesmerised by every word and syllable. It will not always be this way however, James shares his future and tells us his dream for a grander affair “Playing on my own right now is beautiful because it allows me to connect on a very primitive level, but I’d like to be in a place soon where I can be surrounded with friends on stage to share this with me.”