‘FALLEN BIRD’ was recorded in Attica Studios under the watchful eye of Ian McNulty (Villagers, The Ambience Affair, The Young Folk), and is the band’s follow-up to 2014’s beautiful & critically acclaimed debut album, “Before Everybody Disappears’.
The band is very pleased, and proud of this EP. Easy to understand then why they would be so thrilled as a collective to be told by Tomm Moore that he would like to work with them. Tomm subsequently offered to illustrate the EP’s cover visual. The result, a beautiful piece in its simplicity.
In The Willows’ debut album saw the group mixing the lines between folk, alternative, pop and rock to create their own heartwarming and aurally fulfilling sound.
The band has now evolved to a sextet, still mixing it up across the genres! Track 4 is a further underlining of this musical extension, while the lead radio track, ‘Tempting Me’, remains closer to the band’s underlying alt-folk, indie sounds mixed with some beautiful vocal harmonization.
In The Willows 2016 line up
David Greene: Guitar & Vocals
Tara Heffernan: Vocals & Piano
John Madigan: Piano & Bouzouki
Michael Grace: Bass, Mandolin & Vocals
Rowan Sherlock: Violin
Aaron Mulhall: Drums
Formed in 2011 as an acoustic trio, Waterford band In The Willows gained speedy recognition following the release of its debut EP, Vantage Point, during the summer of 2014. The EP was released as precursor to the band’s debut long play later the same year.
A number of invitations were received that summer for both national & local independent radio together with the band being chosen as a spotlight artist by Guinness Amplify. To date the band has also featured on Other Voices Music Trail, a festival they would dearly love to be part of again in the near future.
Earlier this year, In The Willows was also invited to perform at Whelans’ Dublin now annual Ones To Watch Festival.
Tempting Me – video credits
Music video by In The Willows performing Tempting Me. (C) 2016 Zimmerhands Films and DigiCol Photography.
Filmed and edited by Colin Shanahan (http://www.DigiColPhotography.com)
Directed by Charlo Johnson (http://www.CharloJohnson.com)