It’s an exciting time for Irish folk musician and singer songwriter Fionn Regan, as not only has he got the release of his upcoming album to look forward to, but he’s also got his own headlining show as well.
Fionn’s highly anticipated fourth album ‘The Bunkhouse Vol. I: Anchor Black Tattoo‘ is set to be release 28th January and following that he will play at the recently restored Islington Assembly Hall on Tuesday 5th March.
‘The Bunkhouse Vol. I: Anchor Black Tattoo‘ is Regan’s most stripped back and imaginative album yet and speaking about it he said: “I made the record here by myself with a 4-track and one microphone. I did quite a bit of touring on my own earlier this year supporting Feist and although the rooms were big, I felt very much at home on the stage and after that I had a strong instinct to get right down to the brass tacks, back to the essense of what is it that I do as a songwriter, so that’s what I’ve done. You can call it folk but I feel in a lot of ways it’s like an Irish punk album, in that it’s pure, it’s stripped down, and it was made with just what I have at my disposal. Recording in this way also allowed me to work very quickly, I was documenting as I was writing, so these songs feel very fresh to me, straight out of the ground, which is a really great feeling.”
Regan also spoke about staying true to his own path and said: “I’ve always just followed my instinct, I’ve made some huge sacrifices in order to work that way, but I think once you stop doing that and tailor make your music to fit, you’re not really an artist anymore. I think people respond to that and respect it.”
Have a listen to track ‘Salt & Cloves’ below which is featured on this new album and let us know what you think!
Fionn Regan’s album ‘The Bunkhouse Vol. I: Anchor Black Tattoo’ will be released on 28th January on Universal Music Ireland, and tickets for his London show are on sale now and priced at £14.