New Roots presents… London-based Dubliner, LOUIS BRENNAN, a singer-songwriter in the folk tradition. His folk however aren’t the field hands and travelling minstrels of yore but the repressed middle managers and ennui-ridden urbanites of late-stage capitalism.They populate tales of bad sex, half-drunk commutes and interpersonal claustrophobia delivered in Brennan’s cracked baritone, at times embarrassingly intimate, at times spuriously broad, peppered with pitch-black humour.

His debut album ‘Dead Capital’ was recorded at Berlin’s Candybomber Studio, located in the now-defunct Tempelhof Airport. Produced alongside acclaimed Irish songwriter A.S. Fanning and legendary engineer Into Krauss, whose credits run from noise-merchants Einsturzende Neubauten to tango pioneer Astor Piazolla, ‘Dead Capital’ brings together a body of work shaped through dozens of live shows in London and further afield. It was released to critical acclaim in February 2018 with For Folk’s Sake remarking ‘Dead Capital is an overwhelmingly beautiful album forged from hopelessness’. He plays this evening accompanied by a full band of drums, bass, pedal steel, guitar and keys.

‘A master storyteller with a voice like rolling thunder’ – GQ Magazine

‘His ability to twist and turn a simple phrase can render the most innocent line into something utterly heartbreaking’ – Clash Magazine

‘Someone capable of turning the bleak into beautiful and relatable’ – Gigwise

‘His wry tales manage to make that which is moribund sound full of life’ – R2

 

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