Long-time Dublin live favourites The Sick And Indigent Song Club are set to release Punch Drunk, their long-awaited second album, on Millennium Boy Records.
Rightly celebrated for their brilliant live performances, the band brings the energy and vitality of their stage show to fourteen tracks that showcase brilliantly the versatility, musicianship and wide-ranging influences that have made them one of Dublin’s most popular bands.
Punch Drunk – which will be launched at The Sugar Club on Sunday October 18th at 8pm – shows off the song-writing talents of the band’s chief vocalists Gary Fitzpatrick and Angie McLaughlin, from the steamroller opening of Fitzpatrick’s Hudson Dusters to the drawing-room chanson of McLaughlin’s The Merry-go-round Song that closes the album. In between you’ll find every possible influence from old-time American music through blues, country, jazz and even Shane McGrath’s Pan-European The Night The Clock Fell Off The Wall.
Each song is a story in its own right, from the anguished self-admonishment of the title track to the joyful, innocent sibling-worship of (I Wanna Whistle Like) My Sister Kate – one of the best evocations of childhood you’ll hear this year – all hung upon almost criminally infectious melodies and fine, sensitive musicianship from a collective that have a rare intuition for the whole ahead of the individual.
Building on their live reputation and the success of their sold-out debut album The Instoige Folly, Punch Drunk catches the Sick and Indigent Song Club on top of their game.
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