On the back of their debut gig in Mid-Ulster’s newest live music venue, Lanyon Hall, The Logues have announced that they will be returning to Cookstown. This time, the boys will be launching their brand new album, ‘Comin’ Of Age’, which will be taking place on the 29th April, and marks their tenth year together as band.
The new album flits between raucous folk-punk (Absence Makes The Heart Grow Fonder, Bless The Land), more traditional fare (Logan’s Lament), to the bluegrass tinged singer-songwriter style of Better Man and Drinkin’ With God; all displaying lyricist Logan McCool’s gift for a turn of phrase and the band’s now fully blossomed musicianship.
In their ten years together the band have earned a reputation as one of the best live bands in the country, with regular sojourns to festivals across the UK, Europe, Dubai and in 2017, North America. Comin’ Of Age is their first album since 2011’s self-released Tough At The Bottom.
Singer and guitarist Kiel Cathers says of the album, “Dolly Parton once wrote Jolene and I Will Always Love You in one day. In light of that information, it’s kind of embarrassing that this will be only our second album in ten years. I bet Dolly Parton never wrote a song based on the mispronunciation of the name of a brand of Dutch rolling tobacco, though [Yvonne John]. Yes, Comin’ Of Age has been a long time coming, but we genuinely feel like the title is appropriate.”
The first single, No Place Like Home, is an ode to their native Tyrone, a tongue-in-cheek pastiche of the yearning for home tradition of so many Irish folk songs. The song is accompanied by a video filmed over St Patrick’s week during the band’s series of gigs in Dubai, which will be released via social media next week.
The new album, ‘Comin’ Of Age’ has been a long time coming, but with this bands sheer talent it will definitely be worth the wait. ‘Comin’ Of Age’ will be launched at Lanyon Hall in Cookstown, one of Ireland’s finest live music venues, on the 29th of April. The album can be purchased from iTunes and hard copies will be available at gigs and available to order from the band’s online shop at www.thelogues.com, where gig listings can also be found.