All The Luck In The World
Venue: The Loft
Saturday, 17th November 2018
Doors: 8:00pm - 11:00pm
Admission: €16 - Buy Tickets Now!
All The Luck in the World are three Irish songwriters, Neil Foot, Ben Connolly and Kelvin Barr currently based in Berlin. The band create an intimate blend of Alternative-Folk and and share a collective passion for storytelling, composition and song craft. Formed in 2011 while Foot was still in school, Connolly and Barr joined two years later to collaborate on a debut record for the band, which was written in Foot’s secluded family home in the Wicklow mountains.
Speaking about their second album A Blind Arcade – “It was tedious, but it was exactly what we wanted to be doing. It took over our lives for quite awhile, getting lost in detail and
learning as we went. The hours put in back in Wicklow really paid off when we came to the
studio in Berlin. We were not just making simple demos only to start from scratch once in
the studio, we built much of the songs before even starting in Golden Retriever. This gave us more time to be creative in the studio, availing of tools and instruments that we lacked back home.”
The home-made aesthetic and DIY approach of the band’s music is reflected in all areas of their work, as such artwork, videos and design.
“As a band, we enjoy the entire spectrum of creating a record and it’s accompaniments, not just creating the music but designing the artwork, producing the videos, anything we can get our hands on in that sense. The album artwork relates to the imagery that we identify with each song. We wanted it to fit beside the first album’s artwork thematically, but also display the growth in thought and attention to detail of the second record”.
“Music videos are something we’re really interested in going forward.. Again, it just stems
from a desire to create. When we think of an idea that fits with the song or has an
interesting point, we get that same excitement that we find in the studio. It’s not so much a
fear of delegation, it’s that we love that process, and we are proud of the results”.