Fri, 21 Feb|
The Grand Social
Aoife Nessa Frances- Album Launch Party
Time & Location
21 Feb 2020, 20:00
The Grand Social, 35 Liffey Street Lower, Northside, Dublin 1, D01 C3N0, Ireland
About The Event
Paisley Promotions are proud to present the launch of Aoife Nessa Frances' debut album "Land of No Junction" in The Grand Social on Feb 21st.
On the eponymously titled final song of her debut album Land of No Junction, Irish songwriter Aoife Nessa Frances sings “Take me to the land of no junction/Before it fades away/Where the roads can never cross/But go their own way.” It is this search that lies at the heart of the album, recalling journeys towards an ever shifting centre – a centre that cannot hold – where maps are constantly being rewritten.
The songs traverse and inhabit this indeterminate landscape: the beginnings of love, moments of loss, discovery, fragility and strength, all intermingle and interact. Land of No Junction is shot through with a sense of mystery – an ambiguity and disorientation that illuminates with smokey luminescence.
Navigated by the richness of Aoife’s voice, along with the layers gently built through her collaborators’ instruments (strings, drums, guitars, keys, percussion) gives a feeling of filling up space into every corner and crack. A remarkable coherent sonic world: buoyant and aqueous, with dark undercurrents. Where nostalgia and newness ebb and flow in equal measure.
The album was recorded over the course of a year and a half at the Oxford Lane Music Society. Aoife sings and plays guitar, sensitively supported by Cian Nugent (who co-produced) on bass and lead guitar, Brendan Jenkinson (who also engineered and mixed) on keys, Brendan Doherty on drums and percussion, and Ailbhe Nic Oireachtaigh, whose strings weave through the songs like silver thread.
“My old life was hard to shake,” Aoife sings at the beginning of “Blow Up.” Over the course of Land Of No Junction, nostalgia and newness ebb and flow. Sounds simmer up in the background of the songs, and are washed over by changes both summoned and not. It shows us a reckoning to be found in flux, and an ongoing acceptance of the inexplicable.
"Land of No Junction" is set for release on January 17th
Tickets €12 incl.booking fee