The Lost Brothers - Mark McCausland from Omagh and Oisin Leech from Navan - will finally get the opportunity to tour their critically acclaimed album 'After The Fire After The Rain'. The live dates include a rescheduled date at Belfast's Ulster Sports Club on 3rd December 2021 which is now almost sold out.
To celebrate the news of the tour, they have released a brand new video for their third single ‘After The Rain’. The recording features indie musician M Ward (She and Him, Monsters Of Folk) on electric guitar and Tony Garnier on bass (Bob Dylan). The video was created by Liverpool film-maker and long-time collaborator Gavin Wood.
‘After The Rain’ is inspired by Billie Holliday, Rory Gallagher, and The Beta Band. The lyrics were inspired by a photo entitled ‘After The Rain’ by photographer Michael Gannon, which the band saw in Sligo near Strand Hill in an airport market a few years back.
It’s not often we write about the craft of songwriting. But in this instance, that’s how it turned out. This song is a travelogue and tries to express the process a songwriter can go through sometimes. We tried to leave as much space as we could between the notes so as to capture a certain feeling. There’s always doubt and vulnerability when recording a new tune and this take was the band learning the song in the studio while the tape was rolling. We used the rehearsal in the end.
Remaining tickets for the 3rd December show at the Ulster Sports Club, Belfast are on sale now via Ticketweb.