Alan Marshall & the Party Faithful are set to play the Grand Social next month (February 28th), Marshall recently took the time to talk to TLMT about his album A Beautiful Brawl, what inspires his music and future plans.
What’s the last record you bought?
Gaz Coombes – World’s Strongest Man
What’s the last song you played on Spotify?
Not really a fan of Spotify. But for the sheer chance of plugging a couple of brothers, I’ll say ‘Bobo & The Demeraras’ – Don’t Hold Me Still
What inspires your music?
Current affairs, historical events. Musicians, characters & life experiences I’ve had along the way.
Tell us about your new album. What does the album mean to you?
A new departure saw me write & record my recent album ‘A Beautiful Brawl’. A more organic approach to the whole recording process, I was encouraged to use more traditional, acoustic instrumentation on the songs.
The rootsy, folk-styled record made the nominations list for RTE folk album of the year in 2018 which delighted me.
What are your plans for 2019?
To play more live shows & to begin recording the next instalment of songs.
Myself & ‘The Party Faithful’ (accompanying musicians) have a headline show in association with MCD in the Grand Social on February 28th.
We’re confirmed to appear at a few festivals in Ireland & the UK this year as well as some intimate solo shows in my native Scotland.
We’re also scheduled into the studio later in the year to begin the recording of the next album.
Alan Marshall & the Party Faithful will play the Grand Social on Thursday, February 28th. Tickets are priced at €15 and are on sale now via ticketmaster.ie.