David Keenan releases Bark, the second taste of his forthcoming new album – “WHAT THEN?” – which will be released on 15th October.
“WHAT THEN?” was recorded in a secluded studio in the Cooley Mountains, overlooking the Irish Sea. The album was produced by Jonathon Mooney of indie rock band Other Lives. David explains: “WHAT THEN? details my dealings with the human condition, an imagining and re-imagining of what was, what is and my place in it all. Expect all types of weather on the hopeful road towards clarity.”
The album is preceded by a second new track. ‘Bark’, described by its author as – “an endorsement of irreverence, a wired psyche in flux, wildly howling itself to order” – picks up the story that started with the new album’s lead-off release of ‘Peter O’Toole’s Drinking Stories’. The young Irish singer-storyteller drew on first-hand experiences and lucid creativity of his time spent in Paris and Liverpool, offset by the idiosyncratic traits of growing up in the estates of Dundalk near the Irish border.
The artwork for ‘Bark’ is designed by Finnish-based, UK-born illustrator Ian Bourgeot, and it continues the creative theme started with ‘Peter O’Toole’s Drinking Stories’; where every song from the album will have artwork specially commissioned by David, working with visual artists from around the world whose work he admires.
David Keenan will tour the UK/Ireland later this year, see davidkeenan.com for further details.
13th October – Limelight 1, Belfast
22nd November – Deaf Institute, Manchester
23rd November – Islington Academy, London
24th November – Komedia, Brighton
27th November – The Leadmill, Sheffield
28th November – Firebug, Leicester
30th November – St Luke’s, Glasgow
1st December – The Caves, Edinburgh
2nd December – Newcastle Northumbria Students Union, Newcastle
4th December – EBGBs, Liverpool
6th December – Cyprus Avenue, Cork
8th December – Dolans, Limerick
9th December – Roisin Dubh, Galway
10th December – Spirit Store, Dundalk
12th December – Olympia Theatre, Dublin