Donegal musician Eoghan Holland is bringing his talented crew to Letterkenny on Saturday night for the launch of the new album by his outfit, Captain A and The Commercial Monsters.
‘Dreams’ is the fruits of three years of labour and the help of 17 different musicians.
Holland’s song writing, unique vocal style and the talent of his collaborators, have made Captain A and The Commercial Monsters an intriguing live act in recent years. But the front man says the album consciously stays away from trying to recapture the live experience.
“I was just trying to make a CD, for speakers, and for headphones,” Holland said. “It has got a lot of sounds in there, like there is probably five times the amount of recording on each song that would be on regular releases. I suppose I hoped if people are going to buy this thing that they should find some new bit of detail, melody or sound every time they come back to it.”
The collaborators have been hand picked by Holland to produce the sound he wanted.
“I’ve put a lot of time into picking people I know are just really talented. Every one of them can and does perform and create in their own right. As much as I like people to come to shows, it’s really important to me to make those shows something worth hearing.”
Saturday’s home launch at the Regional Cultural Centre will see Holland, who splits his time between Donegal and Galway, joined by his regular musical collaborators who form The Commercial Monsters.
The band includes regular faces on the north west’s music scene including Neil Burns (Comrade Hat), Rohan Armstrong (Velvet Alibi) and Orlaith Gilcreest (Calamity Gin).
The first Donegal airing of the new album, which follows the launch of the record in Galway, will also see Jolene McLaughlin of The Henry Girls join The Commercial Monsters.
“I’ve always worked on and off with The Henry Girls and we talk about song writing and tunes, so when I was starting this thing they were the first people I called.”
The gig will also feature Irish language rock band Tuath as support.
Captain A and The Commercial Monsters launch ‘Dreams’ on Saturday May 23rd in the Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny in a special Distorted Perspectives curated event.
Doors 8pm, tickets €5.
For more information go to: captainaandthecommercialmonsters.net