The nice thing about being somewhat involved in a label is getting sneak previews of upcoming releases. I've been listening to the new album from Pearse McGloughlin's new project Nocturnes (a collaboration with Enda Roche) for a few weeks now, called 'The Soft Animal'. The songs are sparse and warm and haunting, and the whole record hangs together as a unified 'piece', as proper albums should. It's a beautiful record, thanks in no small part to the production skills of Sacred Animals' Darragh Nolan.
Pearse held a listening party in Homebeat's bright-and-airy homeground café Thirty Four (on Lennox St) last night for a small gathering of friends and friends-of-friends; here is a selection of shots from the evening.