Dublin duo We Cut Corners have released their latest music video for their moving opus ‘Of Whatever’ from their new, acclaimed album ‘The Cadences of Others’.
The video was created and directed by Jon Hozier-Byrne of Stoneface Films, and features the model/actress Megan O’Malley sleeping, before drowning in her own bed.
The video communicates a sense of anxiety and of comfort being torn away by an unexpected, unwelcome wave of panic. What begins as an intimate, warm vignette slowly evolves into a gripping moment of real terror, all scored with We Cut Corner’s haunting, timely refrain; “A wave of whatever is sweeping the nation.”
“Jon draws from such a deep well of knowledge and nous that he instantly articulated as concise a vision for this song as we could have ever imagined,” says John Duignan of We Cut Corners. “The idea of ‘sleeping through’ the pivotal moments of your life is the ultimate expression of apathy, the major theme underpinning the song. The Klimtian tableaus that build toward the nightmarish denouement make for the most fitting visual foil to our favourite song on the new record.”
Jon Hozier-Byrne previous work includes music videos for Irish acts such as Little Hours, Hometown, and Hozier, as well as an entry in the 2014 Cannes Film Festival. He remarked, “We Cut Corners are one of those rare bands that you listen to once, and immediately know how special they are. John and Conall are real artists, they have a unique viewpoint and express it beautifully. With such rich source material, creating a video that tried to visually represent a specific, generational anxiety seemed the only fitting accompaniment.”
We Cut Corners are John Duignan and Conall Ó Breacháin. The pair have carved out a place in the Irish music scene with their unique mix of songs, from angular pop and garage rock to wistful indie-folk, always coupled with their unique lyrical deftness. Both We Cut Corners’ debut and sophomore albums were nominated for the Choice Music Prize for Irish Album of the Year.
Featured album/EP: MORALITY, MORTALITY – Marc O’Reilly
Sunday 23rd Oct 2016
8pm – 9pm
|1||Torrents||Gypsies on the Autobahn|
|2||Peace Love and Rock n Roll||Francie Conway|
|3||The Great Wall of America||The Blades|
|4||Bottom Line||Ian Whitty & The Exchange|
|5||One of the Good Ones||Mick Flannery|
|6||I Never Knew That I Was Anyone||Paper Trail|
|8||Mandinka||We Cut Corners|
|9||The Few and Far Between||Ports|
|10||To The End||Track Dogs|
|11||Hot Tongue||BP Fallon|
|12||On The Downlow||Jack O’Rourke|
|13||Black Dahlia||Aine Cahill|
9pm – 10pm
28th October release
|4||All The Things You’ve Done||Barry McCormack|
|5||The Greatest Show On Earth||Darwins Daughter|
|6||Every Time I See a River||Van Morrison|
|7||If Love Was Enough||Hvmmingbird|
|9||Ghost||The Riptide Movement|
|10||Desert Road||Propeller Palms|
|11||Clap Both My Hands||Brian Deady|
|12||Turning||The New 52|
We Cut Corners
New Double A-Side Single, ‘Oh’ & ‘Mandinka’
To Accompany The Release of the Album
‘The Cadences of Others’
on Friday 4th November
Following on from the recent announcement of their new album, ‘The Cadences of Others’, We Cut Corners release a new double a-sided single, ‘Oh’/’Mandinka’, on Friday 4th November, as a 7” red vinyl, and digital release on The Delphi Label.
The single is the follow up to their summer radio hit, ‘On Avoiding People’, and the double a-side features a cover of Sinead O’Connor’s track ‘Mandinka’, featuring Booka Brass.
The self-produced album, ‘The Cadences of Others’, was recorded in a church in the Dublin suburbs and was mastered by Josh Bonati (Sufjan Stevens, Mac DeMarco, Tallest Man On Earth). The album features contributions from Villagers’ Conor O’Brien on bass, members of Booka Brass and the Fratres String Quintet.
Both We Cut Corners’ debut and sophomore albums were nominated for the Choice Music Prize for Irish Album of the Year.
John Duignan and Conall O’Breachain have carved out a unique place in the Irish music scene with their eclectic mix of songs, from angular pop and garage rock to wistful indie-folk, always coupled with their unique lyrical deftness.
Spirit Store, Dundalk, Saturday 5th November
Cyprus Avenue, Cork, Friday 11th November
Roisin Dubh, Galway, Friday 18th November
Button Factory, Dublin, Saturday 19th November
The full tracklisting of the new album is as follows:
The Cadences of Others:
On Avoiding People
The End Has Already Happened
The album will be available to pre-order from www.delphilabel.com and if you pre-order the CD or 12” vinyl (which includes CD version) before the release date you will also receive a copy of a limited edition red vinyl 7” of ‘Oh’ and ‘Mandinka’, featuring Booka Brass.